new pc doesn't start

By vdn
Dec 30, 2005
  1. hi

    i just installed a new system

    amd64 4000+
    gigabyte GA-K8NF-9
    geforce6000LE 256mb
    1536mb ram
    maxtor 200gb sata hdd

    but it doesn't want to start? :(
    it won't get any further than this:

    keyboard doesn't work either..
    after 10-15 seconds it restarts (same problem)

    help me out pls

    thanks in advance

  2. DragonFury

    DragonFury TS Rookie Posts: 63

    can u enter bios ? try cleaing the cmos . and if still nothing un hook all unessery drives hdd dcroms mice printers etc. leave the keyboard in , see if it works . if it does then try hooking up the hdd check for posting , add 1 thing as u goin thru it .... also make sure u set the ide drives slave / master and on the porper order of the ribbon ( master setting belong on the end of ribbon , slave the middle connector ) try to avoid Cable select ....
  3. vdn

    vdn TS Rookie Topic Starter


    i took out the extra two 256mbDDR sticks
    and now it works..

    how come?

    now i only have 2x 512mb ddr
  4. DragonFury

    DragonFury TS Rookie Posts: 63

    could be just the ram not compatable with the others or timings not matching up .
  5. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Make sure that you are putting the RAM in the correct slots for dual channel operations.
  6. brandl

    brandl TS Rookie Posts: 20


    different ram specs usually cause this.
  7. Ruder

    Ruder TS Rookie Posts: 98

    Old RAM is DDR333 and new is DDR400 - incompatible.
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