Problems With My Computer!!!

By tank5559
Apr 4, 2004
  1. Hey all, im new here :)

    Well i bought a new stick of ddr ram (512) and when i installed it i thought i would clean out my fan (dust). So after doing so, my computer wont turn on! No signal to my monitor, it stays idle. I took out my old ram and put in my old 256, and still wont work!

    I re-checked the fan and made sure everything is connected correctly, and everything back how it was. So first thing i thought i burned out my graphics card (gforce 2) its old and i was going to get a new one within a month or so, so i purchaseda new card ( radeon xt 9600).

    So i got the card today, and i installed it, and it still wont turn on! The computer does not even beep. The fans turn on, and the lights turn on, my cd-rw turns on, and hard drive, but it sounds as if it keeps restarting every 5 seconds.

    Im not sure if i fried my motherboard or my cpu? Is there a way to find out? Thanks and i hope you can help me out!


    amd xp 1900
    ecs motherboard
    180 gb HD
    720 ram
    radeon 9600 xt
    52x48x52 cd-rw
    16x dvd-rom
    soundblaster 5.1
  2. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    Ah, my friend had this problem; turned out his motherboard was touching the case. MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT COME IN CONTACT WITH THE CASE.

  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Also, make sure your CPU is properly seated and the cooler properly connected.
  4. FeTaLDaMagE

    FeTaLDaMagE TS Rookie Posts: 44

    I would take out ram and make sure slots are clean....sounds like motherboard not reading ram at start up.....thats my guess......see if Diduo, or Stormbringer will post they will know....
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