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Monitor won't display anything after installing new RAM

By krisiindo
Feb 9, 2012
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  1. I have two RAM slots. I recently bought a new RAM card to upgrade my computer. I installed it onto my motherboard correctly: unplugging the computer, grounding myself, etc. Now, my monitor won't display anything at all, not even the BIOS screen. I removed the new RAM card and left my old one in and it still won't display anything.

    I did my research and the two RAM cards that i have are exactly the same, specs and all, and they are compatible with my motherboard.

    Someone please help me out :(
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try resetting the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery on the motherboard for a few minutes
     
  3. krisiindo

    krisiindo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It works now but if i have my two RAM cards inserted, it won't display anything on the monitor. Do i need to modify anything on the BIOS? or my Windows XP settings?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    No, there's no bios settings. One of the RAM slots is bad I think
     
  5. krisiindo

    krisiindo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think so too. Will cleaning it work? If so, how do i clean it properly?
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is the inside of the computer really dirty?
     
  7. krisiindo

    krisiindo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually not. Lol. May I have to update my BIOS?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes, you can try updating the bios...
     
  9. krisiindo

    krisiindo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did that. Still no luck. My motherboard is capable of Dual Channel DDR2. How do i activate that?
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The activation is done automatically BY THE MOTHERBOARD! How many memory slots does the motherboard have? 2 or 4? Are they colored in pairs? If they are you must install 2 sticks in the same color slot
     

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