I'm absolutely new here (I joined because I have no one i can bounce ideas off of because my friends are more musicians then geeks where as I'm both [more geek]) and I need some help. (Let me know if I'm breaking rules or what not all input welcome because I would love to be an active member of this forum.)
Introduction aside; I have a problem.
I'm in the midst of rebuilding my desktop into a music recording pc for my band and myself. I bought a 1G CSX ram card (PC3200 DIMM 400mhz DDR) just as recommended by the Crucial.com site. I did not buy the card from Crucial I bought it from a generic brand off buy.com (mistake?) Well when I have it installed into either of my memory slots the computer will start up but nothing comes on the screen or anything you just here the fans and the hard drive and after about 30-60 seconds that dreaded blue screen clicking noise begins. I've tried the card in both slots and I have tried it without the either stick which is a 512mb stock card (that runs 384mb?) What could the possible problems be?
My comp is:
AMD 3100+ Sempron
Windows XP Vers. 2002 SP3
NVIDIA GeForce 6100
As well as:
a SB Live! PCI sound car and
a Belkin USB 2.0 5-port PCI card
Remember I'm pretty new at this (but not a n00b just learning) so jargen might be too much (LOL) but let me know if you need more info.