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Old 16th August, 2002, 11:09 PM
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RAM or Motherboard?

Hi,

I think I have a compatibilty problem with either my DDR RAM or my p4 1.6 processor. Anyways, when I turn the computer on nothing happens. There is power going through the system and fans start running but nothing shows up on the monitor. Keyboard lights up, optical mouse is lit, nothing. Also, when my IDE cables are plugged into my CD-ROM they do not open or respond, but when the IDE cables are removed they will open and close. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

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You'll have to test it in another board and vise versa.

Perhaps it's your power supply.

we need more info on your upgrade...
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Re: RAM or Motherboard?

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Also, when my IDE cables are plugged into my CD-ROM they do not open or respond, but when the IDE cables are removed they will open and close. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
If your IDE devices don't operate when they're plugged into the IDE cable, there's two reasons...

1) Whatever's on the other end (Mobo) is keeping them in reset.

2) The IDE cables are the wrong way around.

What happens if you try to boot the machine with just processor, RAM and video card? That means unplugging EVERYTHING except the monitor. Unplug all the other stuff like IDE cables, SCSI cables, USB cables, Keyboard, Mouse etc.

Also, if the PSU doesn't power up properly, it will also have the same effect, as it can keep the Mobo reset.

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