Nothin like Getting Rammed by my Ram!!!

By ComradeAlex ยท 7 replies
Feb 12, 2007
  1. I decided that it was time to upgrade my memory from 512 PC2700 to 1 gig PC2700. I did this and it worked sucessfully till...I noticed that my cd-rom and dvd burner were not responding when i tried to play a Dvd movie. I went to my bios and found that it wasnt picking up any of my cd drives or dvd drives. I tried taking out the new ram and putting back the old ram but it didnt help. I also tried messing with the master and slave cords abit but nothing seems to work.

    Basically I need some pointers on how to install and dvd drive and cd drive that wont appear in bios.

    My specs:
    Athlon Xp: 2600+ @ 2.13
    512x2 pc2700
    fx 5700LE agpx8
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    Hello comradalex and welcome to techspot, have you tryed unplugging and plunging back in the wires for the drivers, both power and ide cable as you may have knocked them loose while upgrading, just a thought

    good luck
  3. ComradeAlex

    ComradeAlex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea i tried that and it didnt work 8(
  4. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Reset your CMOS?
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hi and welcome to Techspot!

    Try plugging only one drive, and set its jumper to "Master" (check the drive's label for more info).

    Then try again, it should work now. If it does, then connect the second drive, and set its jumper to "Slave".

    It HAS to work now ;) Unless something is very wrong there.

    Regards :)
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    You may have broke that IDE controller installing the RAM. You'd probably have to be pretty rough for that to happen.
  7. ComradeAlex

    ComradeAlex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got a new slave and master cord and it seems to be working find now. I guess i should be more careful with that cord but i was extremely gentle the
    1st time but it works now 8).
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Nice, let us know if you have more PC problems :)
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