PC wont boot. RAM chip installed while the PC was booting up

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There is a problem in my PC which is partly my fault but I hope someone can guide me on how to correct it.

The problem is that my PC won’t boot because I installed a RAM chip while the PC was booting up. It turns on but wont boot I tried to make sure everything was fine and restore it but my CD drive won’t work either which means I can’t use the factory restore disk.

Does this mean I destroyed my motherboard or something or is there a problem with the RAM? Any help would be deeply appreciated

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Answered By 0 points N/A #93180

PC wont boot. RAM chip installed while the PC was booting up

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Good Day!

Is your computer still having warranty? Is there a RAM already installed on your system before you installed the new one. Actually I have encountered this problem before but I did not install the RAM while the computer was still turned on.Here are some solutions that can help you.

If your system already have a RAM installed on it the new RAM might not be compatible. Check the type of RAM already installed on your motherboard, and check the type of your recently installed RAM, if they are different they will probably not run. For example,your first RAM is PC-133, then you installed PC-2700 this will not enable your PC to boot, always use same type of RAMs.

To test if everything is still all right, turn off the computer, remove the new installed RAM and use the old RAM installed on the motherboard only, if it is still not booting remove the RAM and place it on the other memory slot.

Note: Always turn off your computer before removing this hardware on your motherboard.

The Video Card might also cause this, first turn off your computer  remove and clean the gold plating of he video card with a pencil eraser, remove it and install it again. you can also do this on the RAMs.I hope this will help you on your problem.

Cheers.

Answered By 0 points N/A #93183

PC wont boot. RAM chip installed while the PC was booting up

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Greetings!

It is ok, don't worry! your motherboard is not destroyed.

First things first. When you are installing hard components to your computer you should turn it off. If you have bought a new RAM and when you install it you should know how to insert it properly. And the RAMs must be "COMPATIBLE" to your computer or same to the one that you are already using.

You can see it in the manual of your CPU. 

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