posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 05:55 PM
reply to post by enjoies05
Have you tried booting with only one stick in? Try it booting it with each stick separately and do so in each of the available RAM slots on the
More frequently than the industry cares to admit, RAM sticks constantly ship with errors. There are plenty of programs out there that will test it,
but youll need to at least get it to POST.
If its DDR3, and your board accepts DDR3, it should work. The only time "compatibility" stuff comes into play is in specialized applications. Even
the speed of the RAM will generally adjust to whatever has the lowest limit. Typically, this is done automatically but with some boards needs to be
There are quite a few different things that could be causing your issues in addition to this. Everything from a faulty stick of RAM to a dog hair in
the processor socket. It could also be an issue with your monitor.
edit: When you say the fans spin up, can you also hear the HDD or the fan on the GPU? Have you tried connecting a monitor directly to the
motherboard? Have you tried a different monitor and/or GPU? Have you tried booting it with different sticks of DDR3? There are quite a few things
that could be going on. Even just down to a cable that isnt seated properly all the way up to possibly frying your motherboard because you didnt
ground yourself while working on it (you did ground yourself, right?). Oh, and depending on the computer and its default settings, it may not "beep"
at all. Did your mobo come with a small speaker (usually about the size of a thimble with 2 wires coming off that are ~1 inch long)? If not, dont
expect a beep since there isnt anything to make a beep! Even with normal speakers connected, with a new computer it may require the drivers to be
The lack of a POST screen means that you can only approach it from the hardware end of things. Taking it apart, then putting it together is a good
approach. The more you do it, the better youll get. Generally, I can get a computer together and booted within 30 minutes, and that includes triple
checks of everything I am doing along with custom cooling (though water cooling takes a bit longer). Just takes some practice.
23-3-2013 by Serdgiam because: (no reason given)