computer died (i think)

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  1. Licardo7
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    Well, i was playing with my uncle's computer's insides and i switched it's ram with my computers ram yesterday. Today i got a call from him (he found out [​IMG]) and said that is computer wasn't working, i thought it was because i might have disconnected a PSU cable. went to his house and checked out the computer, when i tried to turn it on it ran the fans very loudly and started beeping (never a good thing) Now i am worried because i had already destroyed so much of his stuff, a computer beats it all.

    If someone can please figure out why it is not turning on and how i can fix it. AND I NEED IT QUICKLY PLEASE

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. guihome

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    most of the time it's because the ram is not properly installed push the ram completly in the socket
     
  3. Vulpes Abnocto

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    I'm guessing it was three beeps?

    Just a simple suggestion: Change the memory back.
     
  4. guihome

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    Can be that the ram(speed) you change isn't supported by the motherboard
     
  5. Psyfira

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    The number and length of the beeps will give some indication of what's gone wrong (google Post beeps).
    Also, if the beeps point to a RAM error and you're sure the module is in properly are you sure that your RAM is compatible with his system? There's more to it than just fitting in the slot.
     
  6. Licardo7
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    [​IMG] three beeps and yes, i was forced to change the memory back (dam it and it was 4 gigs, 800mhz each. wile mine was only 556mhz)


    I reinstalled the ram again just to make sure it was properly in. that computer's ram slots seems to be SUPER tight that u almost have to slam a hammer on them to get them in. I also found out that one of those sticks of RAM was a ddr3 stick (which isn't supported by the computer's mother board)

    I'm gonna test it now, wish me luck

    edit: yay, it worked and i don't owe 500 bucks to my uncle [​IMG] haazzaah
    Thanks guys
     
  7. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Glad you could fix it back, man.
     
  8. mattsaysfooey

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    Pray the ram slot on the mobo isn't gone. Good luck.
     
  9. moose3

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    But you do owe your uncle 1 free shot, not in the balls or the face though for trying to swap out your crappy ram and steal his.