I have just purchased some new ram, 2 x 512MB, (my system currently has 2 x256MB) I mad esure the ram matched my spec, (PC2100 DDR 2.5V NON-EEC 184PIN (my pc has 2 banks of 1 and can support up to 2048mb.) Ive just tried putting teh new ram in, its fits fine, however when i reboot, nothing happens, i get power to teh PC but nothing boots? Any ideas?
(on a sidenote, i noticed that on crucial they said teh eec reg'd ram will have an amount of black chips that can be equally divided by 3 or 5, these new ram sticks have 16 big chips and two really small ones?)( 18 in total but not sure if ths small ones are counted?)
My old ram is OK, thats how im getting back here now! :) I tried the new sticks again, i tried teh first one on its own and in each slot, nothing. I tried the second stick on its own and in each slot. Nothing. I tried them both together in alternate slots, and agin nothing!. Any suggestions? i thought ram was an easy upgrade!
Refer to your motherboard documentation, and make sure that you are installing the ram correctly in the slots, that the mobo supports that type of ram ie single channel or dual channel etc. If you fit according to the manaul's specification, there should be no problem.