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Rebuild Problems


SantasLittleHelper

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Hi All, I have just rebuilt my computer, new motherboard, new video card, new power supply, new RAM, new hard disc, new monitor. The problem is that when I start it up sometimes I get an image on the screen and sometimes I don't. When there is no image it appears that there are no USB ports active as well. I haven't been able to put an operating system on yet, as I want to get it booting up correctly every time, first time. If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful. Phil

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markd71

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*DDR3 memory is only supported by installing AM3 CPU

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SantasLittleHelper

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Yes, so I believe, I was trying to install two sticks of DDR2 RAM as I don't have a AM3 processor installed.

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KRONOS the First

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Hmm, could be one of two things. Faulty ram,which I doubt is the case, but should be investigated anyway. Try using this: Memtest. Download the iOS version so you can boot from the burnt disk. Run the test with one stick of ram in at a time and again with both sticks in place.

There other possibility is a faulty motherboard which is a little more tricky to prove. As a matter of interest did you try the second DVD optical in your mobo without your other one connected?

Post back with Memtest results.

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SantasLittleHelper

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Hi Chronus, I have tried it with two different sets of RAM, both sets identical, and the results are the same. If I use either stick of RAM on it's own it boots up o.k. It's only when I try to fill both slots the problem occurs. Phil

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KRONOS the First

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Faulty mobo then.You could get round it by buying 1 stick of 2GB or 4GB ram and flog the 2 1GB sticks.

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SantasLittleHelper

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Thanks Chronus, bit annoying though it's a brand new motherboard. Cheers, Phil

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KRONOS the First

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If its brand new the RMA it back to the seller and get a replacement. Get in touch with who sold it to you,explain the problems you are having, tell them what you have tried and you should be able to send it back free of charge and providing they confirm the fault you will get a replacement. I had to do it on more than one occasion.

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