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Today I received the final parts needed to complete my build. I jumped right on to put everything together but when I finished I turned it on and it turned on for 2 seconds then back off and then on again..., I thought it might be the power supply so I installed a sunbean 450w 20 pin but I added an adapter to run 20+4, now it stays on but doesn't turn the monitor on, also I tried using another monitor but it doesn't turn it on either. Please tell what to do, test or anything.
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Try one gig of ram at a time, see if it's your ram.
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Try one gig of ram at a time, see if it's your ram.
nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooo. bad ram nnnnnnnnnnooooooooo *crying desperately* *looking frustrated* *about to jump thru the window* nnnnnnnnooooooooo.
ok bad to reality, I removed the ram on the third slot and it didn't boot then I did a swap and it booted. But what now?
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Oh dude...

Did you put the ram in the right order? THe ram slots are labeled 1 2 3 4.

The two reds go together starting from the CPU toward the side of the board.

Gotta love the MCDonald's flavored board.

Then see if it works. Also, make sure your fan is plugged into the CPU fan port. It'll boot without it but it'll heat your core up like no other.
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Oh dude...

Did you put the ram in the right order? THe ram slots are labeled 1 2 3 4.

The two reds go together starting from the CPU toward the side of the board.

Gotta love the MCDonald's flavored board.

Then see if it works. Also, make sure your fan is plugged into the CPU fan port. It'll boot without it but it'll heat your core up like no other.
don't u mean in the yellow slot?
I had them both in the yellow, it booted to bios with the good ram in the yellow.
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Yeah you're right, I went to NewEgg to check. Yellow slots.

If both be not working then you got one dead stick of ram. ;___; I feeeeel for yooooou. RMA time.
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post #7 of 14
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Yeah you're right, I went to NewEgg to check. Yellow slots.

If both be not working then you got one dead stick of ram. ;___; I feeeeel for yooooou. RMA time.
this is weird, both sticks are good, it boots with either stick but only one at the time. What could it be now?

Edit: *** now it boots with both stick and It couldnt be that they were not properly connected because I checked three times before pushing the power button.
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post #8 of 14
Leave the one that's in and slide the other into the red slot next to it and see if it'll boot Single Channel.

After that, I'm stumped.
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post #9 of 14
I'd say RMA the mobo. If either stick works, yet the mobo won't see the second when they are plugged in together, I'd say there is a problem on the board, not on your memory. Have you tried installing different memory in the slots?
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check edit. Also fan is running below 1k rpm not sure why.
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