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HELP! PC won't boot up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ChimpanzeeUK, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. ChimpanzeeUK

    ChimpanzeeUK Thread Starter

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    Hi.

    I've just tried installing some new memory in my pc (upgrading from 2 to 4GB) and now my PC won't boot up.

    I turn the power on but nothing appears on the monitor. The HDD activity light flashes for about 10 seconds and then nothing happens.

    I am upgrading from two 1GB module to 2 2GB modules. I have tried putting the old memory back in but it makes no difference. I have tried every possible combination of old/new memory with one or two modules in all of the different slots.

    I have checked all of the internal connections which seem to be fine. I have also disconnected everything except the monitor and tried a different monitor.

    Any suggestions PLEASE???!!

    I'm pretty sure the new memory I bought is this: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...sta+Performance+Gold+(2x2GB)+?productId=29106 except branded with an nvidia SLI-ready badge instead of the Z.
     
  2. mclarenvj

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    are you sure that whenever you put the 2x2gb RAM into your PC the first time you didnt kind of take of nudge anything out of place?
     
  3. johnsonwk2

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    If the memory is set properly, all plugs secure, my guess would be you shorted out the board. You didn't happen to shock yourself at any point during the install did you?
     
  4. ChimpanzeeUK

    ChimpanzeeUK Thread Starter

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    everything is secure, i didn't shock myself and i don't think i nudged anything. is there a way of checking if the board has shorted?
     
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