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Old 05-24-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I have a rather big problem. I have a somewhat old Netvist IBM computer running Windows XP on it. I have a pentium 4 1.5 ghz processor and some other crappy stuff as well. Well, i'm a really greedy person unfortunately so I decided to try somthing new with my computer so it's performance would be alot better and games and w/e are alot smoother. So I got 2 HP DDR 512mb RAM sticks and stuck them in my computer (I took out the 576mb I had before.. 2x 256 and 1x 64). When I tried to turn my computer on I heard some beeping noises (my screen remaind black as if it was off but my monitor showed the orange light as if it were asleep or w/e). I can't remember how many beeping noises but there were about 6? I tried again because I was too focused on making my computer better but I think this made the situation worse. So I took out the good 512mb's and I put back in my old RAM. I tried to start my computer up again but to no avail. I'm not sure what I did but i'm pretty sure that somthing needs to be replaced (my guess is my computer hyperventilated on me and was like "AHHHHH TOO MUCH RAM" and exploded). When I turn on my computer now all I see is a lonley black monitor and a humming noise comming from my sad computer's power source.. . Does anyone know how to fix this problem or what needs to be replaced? And if so please try to get my some prices so I know how in dept I am, lol.

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Old 05-25-2005, 01:23 AM   #2
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You can check out this thread for computer beep codes..

Id have to say that this is probably a RAM problem for shure, double check your ram slots and make shure they are all snug and seated properly.

One more thing is that you must have the same type of ram that you are using, mixing two different sticks of ram will not work properly.
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Ouch, i have a dead lab computer doing the same thing! .. Its the motherboard in my case.
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Old 05-28-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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problem solved.. RAM was dead. Thanks all.
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:48 PM   #5
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the old ram sticks you took out may have had some important stuff on them. since its an IBM machine (piece of crap) it may run differently than a dell etc. so try putting them back in and see what happens. If it works try just adding more ram not putting in completly new ram.

(Hi there, folks. The real Cronodude here. What my friend said above could be the problem, but I'd also add that maybe the problem is the type of RAM you're trying to put in. When I was shopping for a laptop, one of the sales clerks told me that laptops use different types of RAM sticks than desktops. Perhaps you have a similar problem here.)
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:15 PM   #6
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ohhh ok thanks alot for that extra tip... i will try it out tonight. thanks again.
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