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Old 12-21-2004, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok first ill show system specs

AMD Athlong xp 2700+ w/ a volvano 7 Heatsink and Fan
2 Maxtor HD's 40 and 20 gigs (7200 RPM)
Hercules Fortissimo III 7.1 sound card
Asus CD R/RW 52x32x52
Hiatachi DVD 16x
ATI Radeon 9800 XT 256

Old ram == PC 2100 Housebrand (256x2)
New ram == Kingston HyperX PC3200 184 Pin (512x2)

Ok the problem as you might guess is the new RAM. I installed it this morning and tried to boot up. Instead of booting up all the lights on my fans started flickering and the fan speeds seemed considerably slower. I started to smell something not write (probably burning) so I immidiatley switched the computer off. I put the old ram back in and booted up. No smells and everything boots ok untill it trys to load windows. It goes to a black screen and just sits there and does nothing. I called Kingston today and they said to check for burn marks on the RAM and DIMM slots. Im pretty sure there arnt any. I dont know what to do and any comments would be helpful. Thanks

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Old 12-21-2004, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you just ****ed up your whole system. (Short circuit?)

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Old 12-21-2004, 09:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's fried man... no way around it. unscrew mobo and look hard for burns.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If my memory modules burnt up in my computer I would pray to god that my Radeon 9800XT wasnt destroyed I would "evacuate" all other components!!!!!! Ok you put the old ram back in and still didnt work? I think you destroyed the Ram slots, you would have to send the mobo back to the manufacturer for a professional repair. But it could be worse you could of fuc&ed up your CPU, the North/South bridge controllers, and any thing hooked up to the PCI/AGP slots. The hard drives and CDRom drives should be all right. I would have a system evaluation done and they can test all of the slots and cpu for you for like $30. They will tell you what busted and you have to decide whether to junk the board or repair it.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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get kingston to pay for it if you did every thing right and get a dam good pc
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