Please help, changed RAM and now PC isn't working

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  1. DarkFlare69
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I added another 4GB RAM. I unplugged everything and added it. Now, when I plug everythint back in (Yes, HDMI too) it doesn't show up on my screen.
     
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    Have you tried removing the ram & booting again? It might be that the new ram is incompatible with the old one.
     
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    Have you tried taking the new RAM back out? Could be incompatible with your motherboard, even if all the specs are the same.

    Alternatively, if the computer's working but you have no video, it's possible you knocked something else loose inside the system.
     
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    just tried that and it worked. And then I tried putting the new ram back in alongside it and it didn't work. Then i took out the nes ram again and it won't work. Video won't show up with or without the new stick now.
     
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    Did you think for a second to check if your new ram was compatible?

    There's loads of ways. Only certain ram works with certain processors / mobos
     
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    I checked for a while before purchasing it. But now I have another issue, I got the RAM working.

    I ordered the PC prebuilt. It was sopposed to come with a MSI motherboard, but I noticed it says ASUS on it... am I missing something or is this not sopposed to happen? 20150813_151008.jpg
     
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    Whether the motherboard is from MSI or Asus doesn't make much practical difference. However if you bought it prebought and it uses different parts than advertised, that's false advertisement. Speak to your retailer about that.
     
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I wont report jack unless it doesn't benefit me. I was sopposed to get MSI AM1I AM1 CV X16 2D3 M32 GL MITX, but I actually got Asus AM11-A. Is this good or bad for me?
     
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    The Asus has two more rear panel USB ports than the MSI and a better BIOS interface. The MSI has a mini-PCIe port which can be used with a range of laptop parts (mostly WiFi cards but also mini-SSDs and the like), where as the Asus board has two PCIe x1 ports (one designed only for WiFi cards, from what I've read). Generally, the Asus board is reviewed as more "fully featured" with a higher price point.

    You decide which is better.
     
  10. DarkFlare69
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    I think the Asus is better. I'm not gonna report it to them