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    Question Computer wont boot after installing new RAM.


    Ok im pretty nubish but ill try to describe my problem. I had 256mb of ram. The kind with 2 notches in it. I wanted to upgrade my RAM so i talked to the guy that built my computer. I figure he knows what kind to get me because he put the thing togehter. He got me two 512 cards with one notch (ddr i think). My MOBO has 2 black slots for the 2 notch cards and 2 red ones for the 1 notch cards. I pull my old card, snap the other two in securely and start it up. Everythign lights up and spins but "no signal" tp the montior. I Pull one out and try, no luck. I replace it with the other, still no luck. i stick the old 256 card in and everything is fine. here is some specs.

    Intel P4 2.00ghz
    Bus-ISA AGP PCI USB i2c/SMbus
    System BIOS- America Megatrends Inc. 07.00t
    Mainboard-ECS M922
    Total Mem-256MB SDRAM
    Chipset Model- VIA VT8753 Apollo P4X266
    NVIDIA Ge Force4 MX 440

    I am pretty sure i didnt damage the cards, so what could be the problem?

    Thanks in advance,

    matt
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    same here
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    Originally Posted by lipalot
    same here
    I would be very surprised if you have the same setup. Especially since this a 6 year old post. Look up the specs for your motherboard and verify that the ram you are trying to use is compatible.
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    Unhappy very similar situation please help


    i am running 2 512mb cards and my friend who built his pc at the same time i did gave me his 2 512mb cards. they are exactly the same. but i cant boot the system unless i take the extra cards out to only run my original ones. i'm running a dfi cfx3200-dr/g motherboard which has an error lcd on board which displays the code C1 for a few seconds then stays on C0 and nothing appears on my monitor. and yes i swapped all the cards around and mixed and matched but can only make 2 of the total 4 cards work at a time in slots 1 and 3 only.
    Last edited by kgindaheezy; February 3rd, 2010 at 06:13 AM. Reason: didn't want repeating answers of "his must have been broken"
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    kgindaheey, are you yet another thread hijacker, or are you lipalot under a different name?

    Regardless, does your PSU have enough power to support the additional ram. Have you looked up what the error codes you received mean?
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    no im not lipalot or what ever


    i really have this problem and i'm computer illiterate. i just set up on this forum a day ago looking for info on this problem. i've tried looking on an ati forum but it was all old and none of it had this specific scenario. if i cant find help on this forum, i will go elsewhere. i heard of resetting cmos, though i have no idea how to set it up after i do
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    Originally Posted by kgindaheezy
    no im not lipalot or what ever
    No one posts on this thread for 6 years. Then a user by the name lipalot posts. That same day I respond and say I doubt you have the exact same setup. The next morning you post on this thread with the details of your setup. Can you understand why I was confused?

    Originally Posted by kgindaheezy
    if i cant find help on this forum, i will go elsewhere. o
    I gave you a couple of suggestions but you don't seem to be accepting them.

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