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Is the RAM my issue?

post #1 of 4
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Alright, long story made short I was trying to get some 800mhz memory for my moms new ddr2 computer but accidentally picked up these off newegg.com.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144166

Could this be why the computer turns on, the dvd drives initiate, the hard drives start up, the fans for the case (which are connected to the mobo) and the cpu fan turn on and the graphics card fan comes on but I get no display. Or do you think it might just be the graphics card itself.

New Rig for mom:
C2D E6600
Asus P5B-E
this ram I listed
VGA 7600 512mb PCIE

Yes I know not too long ago I posted a similar questin but this time I am specific about the two parts because I have tested everything else in various ways. The only problem is I cant test the graphics card or the ram anywhere else since I am running on an Athlon XP computer, OG.

Let me know your thoughts, thanks everyone.
post #2 of 4
There's no way to pinpoint the specific problem yet. We need more information here. Was it a custom built? Also, try taking out the RAM, all the drives (CD/DVD drives, and hard drives), and anything else it doesn't need to boot, such as a Wireless Card, or anything in the PCI slots. If it POST's, then it's one of the things you took out, that's the problem.

By the way, that RAM isn't the problem, unless it's deffective.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3800+ Venice ASRock 939Dual-VSTA 7300GT 2x 512 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win XP pro ViewSonic 19'' Widescreen IBM Antec Neo HE 430w 
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Centurion 5 (blue) Logitch 510 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3800+ Venice ASRock 939Dual-VSTA 7300GT 2x 512 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win XP pro ViewSonic 19'' Widescreen IBM Antec Neo HE 430w 
CaseMouse
Centurion 5 (blue) Logitch 510 
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post #3 of 4
That is exactly the problem........why? Because the P5B deluxe does not support ratios like 4:3 or 3:2 or 5:4.

See, your RAM is at 200mhz and you're CPU is at 266mhz fsb, so therefore the RAM is running slower than the CPU's fsb and it will not boot at all and also there's a chance that the RAM is not compatible at all with the chipset as well.

IMO, you should get at least a minimum of DDR2 533 so that the CPU and RAM are equally at 1:1 ratio and no conflicts will occur.
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
I also thought it might be the ram once I saw the pc3200 on it. Cant believe I missed that when ordering, guess that is why you shouldn't order a lot of stuff late at night. Well I am returning it and ordering the right kind so I will keep everyone posted. Thanks for the help.
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