I installed the RAM in the open slot and turned on my pc and nothing boots up. The tower is getting power -- I can hear the drives running and the hard drive spinning, but the monitor does not display anything. The monitor is getting power, and works fine when I connect it to my laptop, but it shows nothing on the screen when I turn on my pc.
It seems like everything is running fine...unfortunately, it seems as if the hard drive isn't getting the go ahead to boot up.
I've tried every possible configuration as far as the RAM is concerned to try to get the machine to bootup. The RAM is securely in the slots and no cables are loose inside the machine -- everything is secure. Before I decided to add in the new RAM everything was working fine.
Any ideas on what could be the problem or what fix is needed? I don't believe the hard drive has gone south since it doesn't boot up at all -- I see nothing on the monitor. I replaced the graphics card thinking that perhaps it was booting up but there was something wrong with the monitor, but that wasn't the case. The new RAM works fine on another machine so I don't believe there's a problem with the RAM or the slots.
I'm to the point where I'm about to give up and simply buy a new machine.
Thanks in advance for any help,
Mike in IA
Dell Demension PC