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installed extra ram, won't boot

  1. #11


    I think that either new stick was faulty or ruined by not seating properly on the first try, it would have same effect as plugging it or unplagging it while there's still power to the MB. It is not enough to just turn the computer off when switching components but it has to have power completely of by a switch on the back of the PSU or by unplugging it completely. Manny components have been ruined like that. When changing components ALWAYS unplug it and push power button to empty all the condensers on the computer.

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  2. #12


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    that is good advice!
    In this case, I was smart enough to turn off the switch on the back of the tower. I remember that when I tried to turn the computer back on, I was a little dismayed at first when nothing at all happened, until I remembered to turn the switch back on.

    maybe the stick is just plain defective? on the other hand, I would hate to go back to the store to exchange it, and come back home to find myself in the same no-go situation...
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  3. #13


    There's not too many choices. if it will not boot with it you can not check it. The only way is to try it on some other computer or try another stick. Take it back to the store and let them check it. don't tell them about your mistake when mounting it. It may be a good idea to bring the other stick too, for reference.
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  4. #14


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    thanks. maybe I'll stick it in my older computer, which also has ram of the dmm 3 type, or whatever you call it. but this computer is a few years old, it has a mobo from before the windows 8 era. Do you think that is a fair test, or not?
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  5. #15


    As long as win8/ 8.1 will install and there are drivers for all components all should be well. If in doubt you can check and see for yourself
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    Ya...ehhhh....I tend to think that it's unlikely that the RAM was ruined because it wasn't seated well. People do that allllll the time and it doesn't ruin it -but- absolutely for sure, positively 100% most definitely possible.

    meh

    Best just to return it to store man (good on him for giving matched module.) He will just return it to maker at no loss. Ask for another.
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  7. #17


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    thanks guys.
    it was a learning experience.
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  8. #18


    I started working on computers somewhere mid eighties and since have seen some unbelievable things people did to them. Some things you can do 1000 times without ill effects and 1000 and first time can fall on your head like a ton of bricks. Just like other types of work, safety practices shoud be important no matter how ridiculous they may seem at the time.
    Yes, there are many more safety features now but components are less durable now so it's best to do it like it should be done in the first place.Click image for larger version
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    Can it play Crisis?
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Can it play Crisis?
    By the look of it, it is crisis itself.
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