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the monitor doesnt load up nothing - need quick help

by Gzim-Berisha / October 23, 2007 5:35 AM PDT

today i opened my pc to watch if my RAM is DDR or DDR2
so as i put the RAM back in the motherboard
and started my pc
it works something but the monitor doesnt load anything
please help quick

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would you think?
by Gzim-Berisha / October 23, 2007 6:00 AM PDT

would you think that probably that could be the problam
cant i acces iven the BIOS without a RAM?
please tell me what to do!!!
as fast as you can

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Time To Start Troubleshooting?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 23, 2007 7:28 AM PDT

I'd start with the monitor cables.. Make sure you've plugged them in to the correct ports on the back of the computer.. (Some machines have two video ports. One for an onboard video display and one for a video card.. If the onboard video display is disabled, you won't get video.)

If you've got a known "good" monitor you can swap in, exchange them just to verify that it's not a monitor issue.

Next, since you made changes in the RAM, try removing and reseating the RAM again. If they are different memory amounts, be sure to place the largest stick in the #1 slot.

While inside the case, make sure you didn't unplug any of the power cables inside.. It's easy to do if you've got big hands.

Hope this helps.


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#1 slot?
by BrianZachary / October 23, 2007 3:43 PM PDT

I've had some experience with removing, adding or changing memory before but I have never seen any #1 on any of the slots. I didn't know there was a difference. How do you know which slot is #1 if it doesn't say so?

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good news
by Gzim-Berisha / October 23, 2007 10:15 PM PDT
In reply to: #1 slot?

hey i got good news
i was just going to someone who knows better about it (and loosing 5 euro`s) as i thought
why not give it a try again
then i saw that i havnt inserted it well!
when i inserted it how it should be insterted- strong
it works like before
oh and thanks grif for helping me!

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Yep, The First Memory Slot/Bank
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 24, 2007 4:30 AM PDT
In reply to: #1 slot?

....will generally be the bank closest to the processor. Frequently, that may NOT be the #1 bank but instead may be the #0 bank.. So my intent was to mean the "lowest numbered" slot, not necessarily #1... Although most of the newer motherboards aren't as picky, some older models work better when the module with the largest amount of memory is placed in that first slot. Frequently, the amount of RAM placed in the slots will be recognized incorrectly unless the largest stick is placed in the first slot.

See the example in the link below (Note the memory banks in the lower right indicate MM1, MM2, etc.)

Hope this helps.


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Ok, I see it now.
by BrianZachary / October 24, 2007 8:01 AM PDT

Come to think of it, after seeing that photo, I may have seen that on a motherboard before but never paid any attention to it. Good to know.

Thanks, Grif, for clearing that up.

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