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Firesky

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Last night I tried to put in two sticks of ram that my buddy gave me. After doing so, I tried to boot up and my monitor light turned green like it should....then turned amber (the color of it when there is no input) I tried taking out the ram and I got the same results. I also tried the monitor on another PC and the monitor is fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I need this computer for work. My entire life is on it.

Specs:
Power Supply – Antec, SL350, 350 (watts) and, Max 16A Min 0.8A
Motherboard – ASUS, P4P800 not sure the socket type.
CPU – Intel, Pentium 4, 2.8Ghz (I believe)
RAM – 2 Corsair, DDR, 512 Mb.
Video Card(s) – ATI, Radeon 9800 Pro, AGP, 128 Mb
Hard Drive(s) – Western Digital, IDE, 80 Gb.
Operating System - Windows XP
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you may have dislodged the video card when you installed the RAM. Check it.
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you may have dislodged the video card when you installed the RAM. Check it.


Everything is secure. I have taken everything out, cleaned it, and put it back in. If it helps, my specs are:

Power Supply – Antec, SL350, 350 (watts) and, Max 16A Min 0.8A
Motherboard – ASUS, P4P800 not sure the socket type.
CPU – Intel, Pentium 4, 2.8Ghz (I believe)
RAM – 2 Corsair, DDR, 512 Mb.
Video Card(s) – ATI, Radeon 9800 Pro, AGP, 128 Mb
Hard Drive(s) – Western Digital, IDE, 80 Gb.
Operating System - Windows XP
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Firesky

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I tried removing the CMOS battery and my computer still would not boot up.
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wannabe1

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Hi Firesky...

What happens if you try booting into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key during the boot and selecting "Safe Mode" from the Advanced Startup options? Does the machine load Windows in Safe Mode?

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