I've been looking all over for guidance here, and can not seem to find anything right on the money to resolve my issue. Hopefully someone here may be able to guide me.
I had an older test system I'd been using. It's an Athlon XP 1700+, had a Soyo K7V Dragon+ Mobo, 256MB of DDR2 RAM, a SiS AGP graphic card (forget model), and a PCI ethernet card.
I ordered some more RAM as I was using this as a DB server. I got PC2100, which was supposed to be compatible. I installed the rAM and it didn't recognize the new RAM, only the 256MB stick that was in there originally. I removed the RAM and added them one at a time to determine the faulty stick, but as I was doing this (powering off, unplugging, and then powering on of course) I got a pop and ozone smell. After that, the system would not POST at all. It would power on, all fans come on, drives spin, and CD spins, but no BIOS or anything.
I got a new mobo, thinking I blew it somehow. I replaced all the components and still the same thing. I ordered a CPU thinking it must've been the CPU instead that blew, still the same thing.
If I pull ALL RAM out, I get the RAM missing beeps from the mobo. If I add anny RAM, including the one that I previously had in the system, it doesn't do anything but power on. I also tried removing the graphics card and ethernet card to see if it would POSt, but nothing.
Is it just RAM? I don't have any sticks laying around other than the news ones I ordered and the one that was previously in there. None of these works in any configuration.
One note, the RAM that wa sin there, that still doesn't work is DDR-266, the new RAM is PC2100. Aren't these the same thing?
Thanks in advance!!
EDIT: found some similar posts and might go pick up a PSU to try. I don't want to remove the once from my main system to test. Easier and cheap enough to go get a PS.
Edited by higgies, 11 June 2007 - 02:06 PM.