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Oops, Fried Computer?

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#1 Sterling14


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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:46 AM

My friends computer had a stick of 128mb pc2700 ram. It had an open slot, and since I'm getting new ram I thought I would give him a stick of my old 256mb pc3200 ram. I put it in thinking the faster ram would clock down to 333mhz (pc2700), but instead there was this burning smell, and black screen. We tried without ram, and other things like a different monitor, and nothing worked. I tried his ram in my motherboard though and it works, and my stick I tried in his works too. So what could have caused this and is there any solution besides having to buy a new motherboard/computer?I know i put the ram in the right way. Also I was thinking it mgiht be because the ram i put in was Dell. Any help is greatly appreciated, and faster the reply is better because his mom is going to get mad at me and him.
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Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:23 AM

Check the power supply.
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