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I tried installing some PC3200 RAM (1gb) A-Data brand on my PC. So I turned off the PC, and unplugged it. I take out my Old OCZ RAM, and install the new A-Data RAM. So I turn on the PC, the screen flickers, no display, no Beeps. So it says the Monitors Message "This Monitor is working, check your Video Cables/Computer", etc. So I think hmm, Video Card problem? I take out the video card (PC Is unplugged), and I plug in the VGA Cable into the Onboard Video. Same thing. So I turn off the PC, RESET CMOS. Unplug PC, put jumper in right spot, and wait a couple of seconds, put it back where it was. I put back 6800, screw it in, and plug the 4 pin molex to it. Same thing. The odd thing, is that when I turn on the PC, the Screen Flickers ONCE when it has that Monitor message. I tried many times. PLEASE HELP!
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post #2 of 30
Did you try with the old RAM again? Seems that the new RAM is causing some hiccups.

You probably should have done a CMOS reset before switching RAM because the new stuff might have different timings/voltages... However, the CMOS reset you did later *should* have solved it.
    
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post #3 of 30
1. Check the pins on the male vga cable.
2. take out the CMOS battery and test if possible.
3. Reset CMOS
4. Rearrange Ram dims and try each individually.
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I tried my old OCZ RAM, No Luck. The Pins on the VGA Cable have 12 pins, they don't look damaged. I already tried resettings CMOS 2 times already. I only have 2 slots, and I tried both of them with both sticks seperatly. I'm not sure about the Removing of the CMOS battery (Never Done it Before).
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post #5 of 30
I would try again with the old ram. Myabe there are some problems with the new ones. They might have to be rma'd. It has been known to happen. But I would deff check the old ram just to make sure. Ahhh u just posted before me...

To remove the CMOS battery u just pop it out with a screwdriver wait a few seconds a put it back in. I'm pretty sure your supposed to remove the battery then do the jumper and finally put the battery back in. Its not that difficult at all. If you still ahve the manual for your mobo it should describe it in there
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post #6 of 30
It Should slide out easily and if need be there not to expensive to replace, 4 or 5 bucks.
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post #7 of 30
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The RAM isn't really "new" it's my brothers old RAM that he never uses for his PC. It never has had a problem. I tried installing the A-Data RAM 1 month ago, and I didn't get a problem on my PC. I removed it, because obviously it's his. Is there a risk of damaging my Motherboard from these symptons?
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post #8 of 30
I wouldn't think so. Keep trying.
post #9 of 30
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Well, I see that the battery has 4 small clips holding it down, what do I do?
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post #10 of 30
I usually use a small pocket knife to pry under it and pop it out. Check connections on your motherboard and components. I know my build wouldn't turn on one time just because the DVD drive got unplugged by accident.
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