First build - no video, no POST

Intel D945GCL mobo w/ on board graphics
Intel Pentium D 930 Dual Core
one 2Gb stick Micron DDR2 667MHz DIMM- mobo with support up to 4GB

Okay straight to the point;

I am not getting a POST although everything is powering up i.e. fans motherboard, HDD, and other peripherals. The Monitor however is not being provided with a signal.

I have tried everything I can find online to get this to boot up and nothing has worked so far. I have tried the setup in two separate towers and checked and triple checked all of my connections. Still no luck. When I remove my memory I get a three beep POST telling me my memory is not in properly and from my understanding that the mobo is not fried. No POST when the memory is in.

I have cleared the CMOS and attempted BIOS recoveries with no avail. I am at my wits end and I need to get this computer working. This is my final hope. Please Help Me!!!

P.S. I have just been offered the idea that my memory stick is not supported and that I should try two sticks of DDR2 256 Mb RAM. I will let you know how this goes.


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Yes, I would try different RAM as well, and run them in dual channel (e.g. in pairs for best performance).


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Yeah most likely the the RAM is defective. When it turns on does it make a beeping sequence at all?