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Old 03-16-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Ok I have a BioStar P4M900-M4 and 2GB of Crucial DDR2 677 PC5300 Installed. I got cocky and raised the DDR2 voltage by .2(dont ask why I didnt change timings or speed). Exited BIOS and had no POST beeps or anything, just a blank screen. Now I'm 99.9% positive that I burnt the RAM.


My question is if I put more Ram in place of the burnt ones is the voltage going to remain the same and burn the new sticks as well. Id like to know this before I go and buy more RAM.

PS - Crucial won't take the RAM back burnt will they, they know if you upped the voltage and what not.



System INFO:

P4M900-M4
P4 Prescott 3.0gHz
2GB DDRBURNTRAM
Antec Smart Power 500W PSU
7900GTX PCI-e


Any insight would be appreciated.
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Clear your CMOS? Always the first thing that you should do in a situation like this.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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Just because it doesn't POST doesn't mean you burned out your RAM. Simply open up your case, pull out the battery, leave it out for 5 min, and then pop it back in. If it then doesn't boot up, then you know you might have a problem.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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Thank you for the quick responses. I cleared the CMOS(wasn't aware of this) and I'm running just fine.

Thank god for forums of I would have bought new RAM to no avail
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