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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Citron, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. Citron

    Citron Thread Starter

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    I bought a Pentium 4 Processor, with a brand new motherboard specifically designed for Pentium 4 processors. So i came home all ready to install my new computer only to find out that i have a PCI Video card, ATI Rage 128 which isn't supported. So i had to run out and buy a 100$ GeForce 4 card (AGP)

    Now i installed everything, and find out that my old ram (in my old mother board) isn't fitting the ram slots in the new mobo.

    I believe there are 2 types of ram, and i just have the opposite ram that i need, when i installed everything, and turned on the computer, everything seemed to be running, only the screen didn't turn on. The CD-ROM was running, the computer sounded like it was starting up, everything seemed right, but the monitor didn't turn on. I think its the ram, is THIS the reason why it isn't starting? or could it be something else... :(

    Thanks for any help in advance.. nice forums you have here.
    Thanks for reading :)

    -Mike
     
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    Hello!

    Did you manage to get the correct RAM?

    Also: when the computer tries to start does it attempt to POST? Do you get any beeps, and if so, what is the sequence: how many long and/or short beeps?

    Can you also please specify the exact board model and number?
     

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  3. Del

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    Sounds like you didn't get the correct RAM and install it.
    Are you trying to start your computer with no RAM??
     
  4. Citron

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    YES, im attempted to run it with NO RAM because the ram in my old Motherboard did not fit. I need the other kind, i know theres 2....

    My 'new' motherboard= "Intel 845E Chipset Based 845E Max" (designed for Pentium 4 processors) and thats what i have. P4 processor.

    Tommarrow i am getting the right kind of ram and am going to try it. Will it work? :)

    Ty for the warm welcome.

    -Mike
     
  5. Citron

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    ^bump, please :(
     
  6. Del

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    Me thinks you get the right RAM tomorrow and install it, then try your puter. Think you'll be amazed at the difference.
     
  7. rugrat

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    Going with Del, You cannot start the machine without ram. There are more than 2 types, ensure you are getting the correct type. Once you install it, your problem will probably be solved. If you know the motherboard info, www.crucial.com is a great place to check the correct type of ram. several manufacturers use the 845e chipset in the motherboards. PROBABLY pc 2100 or pc 2700 ram is used.

    SeeYa
     
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