NOOOOOOOO!!! NO POST!!! need help :(
Well this weekend ivíe been doing a lot of work on my PC, so I underclocked my CPU to 1.6GHz so that it could be nice and quiet. This afternoon, when I had completed my work, I decided to overclock it back to 3GHz on stock volts. I didn't succeed in doing this, but the health of the system was fine still. So, I restarted the PC, and restored the BIOS to optimized defaults because I decided to just clock it back up tomorrow.
But, as I exited the BIOS just after restoring it to the default settings, the system would not POST. It was just in a constant cycle of the fans spinning up and then switching off again. So I turned the PC off. I then tried to boot it up. DISASTER!!! The system would not POST, and the LED codes on the board say that it is hanging the 'memory detection test' and that it will hang at this point 'if memory module is damaged or not installed properly'
So I took one stick out. No dice. Tried with the other stick. Still no dice. Tried with none at all. Didnít work. I tried putting both sticks in every slot on the board one by one, and still it came with the same error. I even tried a 512MB stick of DDR2 667 that definitely works and I know this because Iím using it in THIS SYSTEM that I am typing this message on and still I got the same error!
So should I take back my mobo? Do you think itís my RAM?
Thanks for reading this post, and thanks for all feedback.
MSI P35 Plat // 4GB DDR2 1033 // HD 4870 // Conroe C2D e6300 @ 2.5Ghz