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Hi, I have a dell deminsion 4550 that isn't booting right. I just switched my ram and the lights on the back are saying that it's detecting the memory but a failure has occured, the ram I had in it before wasn't being detected at all. When I turn it on the fan and hard drive start up but there's nothing showing up on my moniter.
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You'll need to give us much more info in order to have some picture of your situation.

the ram I had in it before wasn't being detected at all

Just happened one day, or...?
What was the indication of RAM not being recognized?
Where did you get new RAM from?
Did the monitor work fine before?
Did you try it with another working computer?
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You'll need to give us much more info in order to have some picture of your situation.

the ram I had in it before wasn't being detected at all

Just happened one day, or...?
What was the indication of RAM not being recognized?
Where did you get new RAM from?
Did the monitor work fine before?
Did you try it with another working computer?


It happened after I let my brother check some ram in it, when I put my ram back in it started.
The diagnostic lights on the back were reading that the old ram wasn't being detected.
I got some new ram now and its being detected so it could be the ram connectors.
Yes the monitor still works fine.
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Where did you get new RAM from?

Are you sure, it's correct RAM?
What do you mean by your brother "checking" RAM? What did he do?
How many RAM sticks do you have?
How many slots?
What's the computer brand and model?
How do you know, the monitor is fine?
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