Originally Posted by salamachaa
Originally Posted by conmann
...I stuck both ram sticks in last night and it lasted in the bios but i tried it this morning and it wouldn't even feed to the monitor. I took one out and now i have settings available for both like this...
If nothing feeds to the monitor from onboard video or video card it is either the power supply or motherboard.
If it were ram it would display a message about not having memory installed or have a post error
If it were the cpu it would display an error message about not having anything installed or have another error.
I have yet to see a computer behave this way. If it doesn't have a CPU and at least one memory stick installed, you will get no video output at all. If there is a speaker on the motherboard, it will emit some beep code. If the new, top-of-the line motherboards can initialize a video card (or onboard video) to display critical POST error messages without a CPU and RAM installed, I'd sure like to hear about it! Same goes for inability to use the installed CPU or RAM for any reason.