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Posted 22 June 2007 - 05:01 PM

I just heard of a problem from a friend. He put some older ram into his computer (it may have been ddr, and he might have ddr2 in his system already. . .I haven't actually looked at the machine myself yet), booted, and then got nothing showing up on the monitor. So, he took the ram out and returned everything to its original spots, and now when he boots, the machine doesn't post (to my understanding). Here's the interesting part: now, he says all the fans in the case run faster than normal, and the ram heats up quickly. He has a recent model of low range compaq. I'll try to check out the machine myself soon to clear up the information, but any ideas so far? I'm thinking he either messed up his motherboard or the ram. Also, maybe he staticed something inside the case. . .I really have no idea.


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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:25 PM

Educated guess, bad power supply.
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:39 PM

Yeah, my thoughts as well, but why would this only happen after putting in a stick of ram? He must have messed up something else when moving stuff around in there. . .I'll have more info tomorrow.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 01:10 AM

Happened to a freind of mine, actually the PSU overheated and caught fire as scary as that is, only because of a change in ram.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 01:35 AM

Changing the RAM shouldn't have any effect on the PSU unless there was a short created in the process, otherwise it's probably a coincidence.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 11:31 AM

Alright thanks for the ideas, I'm heading over in a little while, hopefully I'll be able to fix it with parts I have lying around because I'm leaving for Europe tomorrow =/

Edit: Ok everything is fine, he broke the stick of ram when he put it in or something, because part of the conductive (pins? don't know what to call them) things were broken off, a new stick of ram fixed it up fine. Can close the topic if you want.

Edited by T, 23 June 2007 - 01:59 PM.

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