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RAM HAS MESSED UP MY COMPUTER!


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I tried putting some laptop RAM in my desktop. BAD IDEA. Now i cant turn my computer on even when i take away the new ram...help PLEASE

Edited by koolguy, 04 June 2006 - 01:24 PM.

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I definately cannot boot even with the computer's beginning ram
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Try removing all ram, then boot. You should hear beep codes. If you don't hear beep codes your motherboard went bad. (this assumes your system speaker work). If you do hear beep codes, put one stick of ram back and try again.
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I still get beeps

Edited by koolguy, 04 June 2006 - 02:00 PM.

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NOOO! Turn it off. Use an anti static wrist band when working inside of the computer, or at least ground youself on a metal part of the chassis.
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ok i did it while it was off, no worries. except that it didn't work :whistling:
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i have no emergency book disk nor a floppy drive...
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Does this mean you did not hear any beep codes? Was your system speaker working before this happened? (it beeps once during boot up).
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I heard 3 beeps on EVERY boot so far... what is system speaker? sorry im a newbie
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The laptop chip of RAM was this big [:::::::::]
Compared to the one already inside [:::::::::::::::::::::::::|:::::::::]
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is there a way to re-format my harddrive? i can't load cd's now...
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You are going to need a bootable cd (your windows install cd or a system recovery cd in order to boot the machine to do any troublshooting. The only alternative is visual inspection and component swapping.
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please help someone... :whistling:
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oh no...
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will a new stick of desktop RAM do it?
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