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Put ram in the wrong way :(

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I've went and put new memory into my motherboard the wrong way round. The machine wouldn't switch on when they were in this way but when I took them out the computer switched on but the boot screen di… Read More
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
I've went and put new memory into my motherboard the wrong way round. The machine wouldn't switch on when they were in this way but when I took them out the computer switched on but the boot screen didn't come up . I already had 2gb of memory in the machine would this memory be damaged aswell? If I were to start the computer with no memory in it would it boot up?
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
it'd bleep at you, then at least you would know the MoBo is ok.
#2
no memory should give beeps

you may have killed the mb too
#3
have you installed the same type as the other ram ??
#4
The computer will not boot without any memory installed.
#5
4 post all @ 14.13 freaky
#6
How the hell did you manage to put it in the wrong way :?
#7
Shengis
How the hell did you manage to put it in the wrong way :?


I wasn't wearing my glasses :oops:


It doesn't seem to give any beep sounds , the loading button stays red all the time and the the gfx card and processor fans all come on :w00t:
#8
Shengis
How the hell did you manage to put it in the wrong way :?



A common question
#9
I thought ram was designed so that you couldnt put it in the wrong way?
#10
I did that once, too. I blame the fact that I'd been up 40 hours and was buzzing off my nuts from insane quanities of caffeine and sugar at the time, and I just didn't think that maybe the module was the wrong way round, as I bent it into place so that the latch would click onto its notch with sheer brute force, not noticing that the notch 3/4 the way down the pins was totally out. When I did it, it burned two of the memory module's pins out, left a big black scorch mark on the slot, and killed the slot, but not the motherboard, or the other modules. With yours, I guess it depends on how mong-handedly you forced the module onto the board, and what pins you bridged. You may well have blown the motherboard, the other module, and maybe even the CPU. the only way to tell is by removing the module and seeing if booting the machine gives you a beep code (if it does, it might imply that the motherboard is partially okay), and by trying the system with a single known-good module in the good slot.

If you're super-lucky, the system might work fine after it's had the CMOS battery and the power cable removed. It'd be nice if that was the case, but in reality, you might be looking to shell out quite a wad of cash for this one, I'm sorry to say. Unless there's no visible damage and the warranty's still good, that is.
#11
Tatey;4151793
I thought ram was designed so that you couldnt put it in the wrong way?

It Is!
#12
you sure you not pulled a power supply cable out by accident ?

also try pushing the ram in harder ...... making sure its seated properly
banned#13
no it doesnt, mine on laptop and desktop can only go in one way, if you turn it around it wont go in
#14
I think he means is it designed to nearly go in the wrong way, but not cause any damage..

Are you sure the original ram is not unseated???

Try clearing the bios with the jumper.

Also have you removed the POWER at the wall plug, then hit the power button to drain it, switch on at wall and try again.
#15
faevilangel
you sure you not pulled a power supply cable out by accident ?

also try pushing the ram in harder ...... making sure its seated properly


It all seems to power up but I don't get the boot screen. Everything sounds like it would normally just it won't get to the boot screen :cry:
#16
MrSharpshooter
It all seems to power up but I don't get the boot screen. Everything sounds like it would normally just it won't get to the boot screen :cry:


either the memory is fried or the mobo is ........ can you test the memory in another pc ???
#17
MrSharpshooter
It all seems to power up but I don't get the boot screen. Everything sounds like it would normally just it won't get to the boot screen :cry:


Push the video card and memory in, try..

Clear the bios by jumper, or battery (With power off), try.
#18
if you have no beeps with no memory the mb is dead or the case speaker isnt attached
if its dead all fans hd and cd will still power just no output :(
#19
I think the motherboards dead , perfect time for an upgrade . I've just went and spent £225 on parts as it was a socket 939 board so I had to change the processor and ram aswell :p

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