Originally Posted by Frosty is a Snowman
could you give the full spec of the machine
including the power supply
as in the past I have found that if a pc won't boot at all when you add new hardware it can be due to lack of power
also can you clear up what you mean when you say "Now, the ram isn't the right one"
as this made me think "well there's ya problem" lol
No i mentioned that the ram he bought isnt compatible. Here are his specs:
Intel Core i7 920, 2.66GHz
Nvidia Geforce GTX 480
Corsair 750TX PSU
EVGA X58 SLI motherboard
OCZ OCZ3G1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600 MHz Gold XTC 6GB Triple Channel Kits
The ram that he bought but didnt work was 'Patriot Memory Viper 3 Series DDR3 16GB 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Memory Kit PV316G160C0K'.
The OCZ are the ones that he was switching one by one with to try to boot with. When he installs all 3 sticks, then it wont fully boot. I had him also take out all USB devices except mouse and keyboard but it still didnt work.
He bought this to test for better wireless internet connection:
Asus PCE-AC66 Wireless Adapter 802.11AC+802.11N Antenna.
Like i mentioned, the PC boots up to where the screen shows basic info boot up of the SATA devices connected, his CPU speed, can choose to press DEL to get into BIOS, etc. He tries booting to BIOS but it doesnt work. His HDDs an SSD are working just fine too and he knows it. It is for sure his old OCZ ram that is causing the wierd booting. It is probably faulting on him now. His computer is over 4 yrs now. Only his GPU is the most recent updated part. He went from GTX 295 to GTX 480 thru warranty.