Take them out and put them in again. Double check that you put the ram in the right way. Do they match? Do you have the right one in the right slot? Run this diagnostics check:
The CPU did you install it correctly? Is it the right one for the board?
How about the power supply is it big enough? This one is tough to diagnose:
500 watts is the upper limit for most systems. Anything more then this is "over kill". If you have a $5,000.00+ system this may apply.
Hi, I hope this is in the right section
I recently upgraded my AMD socket 939 Mobo from an Athlon 3500 and Radeon X1650pro to a dual core AMD 4200 with a Thermaltake Blue Orb2 fan and Radeon X1950pro. I also installed a fresh copy of my Windows XP Home and it's fully updated (this was a few days after I installed the new stuff, hoping it would fix the problem).
The old system ran fine, no crashes whatsoever. After I installed the new components and installed the catalyst 7.10 "driver only" on the system, it would just randomly crash (with the old XP). Whether is be trying to install software, playing a game, looking at pictures and videos or browsing the net.
So I then installed a fresh Windows and the catalyst 8.2 control centre and driver, which is what i'm using now. It has fixed it to some degree, so I can now play games and install stuff. But on a random website or trying to save a random picture or even watching a youtube video, it will either freeze or the monitor will turn off or it will say "out of range" and then restart.
It is a clean install of Windows, 2 weeks old. And the BIOS settings are exactly the same as with the X1650 which worked fine. I know it may be a stability issue or a setting I must change in the bios, but I have no idea what the problem actually is.
My system is as follows:
ASUS A8V deluxe M/B, AGP 8x, socket 939, bios 1017 (latest)
AMD Athlon X2 4200+
ATI Radeon X1950pro
Windows XP Home SP2 fully updated
750Watt TT PSU
I would really appreciate any help. Games fly, but I surf the net just waiting for it to crash. I'm lucky I could write this message!
PS. I was just about to press submit post and guess what it did... This time it said "non-preset mode" and just froze. Thank goodness for Firefox's restore