How To Fix PC wont POST with extra RAM

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PC wont POST with extra RAM is the name of the error that contains information about the error, including the reason why it occurred, which system component or application was malfunctioning that caused the error, and other information. The numerical code in the name of the error contains data that can be decoded by the manufacturer of the faulty component or application. An error using this code can occur in many different places in the system. Although the name contains some details, it is still difficult for the user to find and eliminate the cause of the error without specialized technical knowledge or the appropriate software.

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All Ram is of the same make and speed. (1GB Corsair Dominator DDR2) If anybody can help I'd appreciate it. when i put another 2 x 1gb in the other 2 slots it wont boot. Would it be that the psu is not powerful enough? Your PSU might be a little weak depending on your system.  

I have a new board that has 6 slots (4 ddr2) (2 ddr3) i've got 2 x 1gb in 2 of the slots. I've heard XP has a limit of 4gb but it wont work with 3gb either. Hey.

I've also a 512mb graphics card, 3 hdds, and 2 drives. PSU 400watt. Also try using the RAM in pairs and check if the new pair you just put work by themselves. PC switches on for about to secs then switches off.

What causes PC wont POST with extra RAM

If you received this error on your PC, it means that there is a malfunction in your system. Common causes are incorrect or unsuccessful installation or removal of software that could leave invalid entries in the Windows registry, the effects of a virus or malware attack, an incorrect system shutdown due to a power failure, or another factor in which a person with little technical knowledge accidentally deletes the required A system file or registry entry, as well as several other reasons. The immediate cause of "PC wont POST with extra RAM" is a failure when one of its normal operations is properly started by a system or application component.


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System wont post with extra stick sdram

I take it that your pc works fine with each individual stick of ram.

There is no mandatory order to adding memory. The MB manual says we have to install the AGP card only after the RAM,we did not follow that method,could this be the cause?

The MB manual says we have to install the AGP card only after the RAM,we did not follow that method,could this be the cause?Click to expand... Removing the extra stick makes it work fine.

My friend has a p4 1.66Ghz intel mb. He recently added 128 mb sdram,hence the system wont post. You say that you have added 128Mb of SDRam.

Both the sticks are on sdram. No this is not the cause. Most problems with RAM is due to mixing ram from different manufacturers and also mismatching speeds.

How to remove- extra o/s select lines in POST

Visited one of my flock last week to investigate his troubles- decided it was time to do a repair or reinstall.However as XP was doing its stuff- and asking for this box or that to be clicked a voice over my should was persistantly causing a distraction asking about what about this or that.In the end I said 'I think I shall have to take the machine home'This I did connected it to the KV switch and the installation went in like dream.But the net result of the earlier distractions meant that in POST there appears two 'Window's' versions and even a Win95 start disk to click on.Of course the alternatives do not work- and I would like to be able to remove them with the new set up in situ Any thoughts

Start, Run, entermsconfigand click OK.On the BOOT.INI tab click Check all boot paths - I think that you should get the option to remove any invalid ones.

Extra long black screen pre- and post-UAC

What I'm experiencing, as it says in the title, is a 20 second or so black screen before and after each time User Account Control pops up. you could use tweak-uac, it as a quiet mode which leaves uac on but does away with the black screen
I think it may be related to or the same problem that I have with my login screen after waking up from sleep mode (it loads everything, the cursor works but it takes an extra minute or so for the password to be able to be typed in because the dot characters freeze in the password bar) - but if not, can anyone help me with this as well? I use Vista Home Premium with service pack 2, if that helps at all.

Alright so I have been looking for a soloution for this, but all I can seem to find is 'this is a security thing, you can disable it but it makes it less secure'. I don't wish to turn off UAC or Secure desktop (which I'm sure you techies will know is why it turns black), but simply make the waiting time on the black screen less...

Reinstalled XP and wont detect extra HD

XP now thinks that my primary drive removable..meaning that from the task bar I can "Safely remove hardware.

usually means you did not install xp correctly at the begining of the process

when boot to cd detects windows or not then delete it then it will automatically create a C partion, many forget the delete bit at the begining

re HDD start run type services.msc go to logical disc manager logical admin make sure both are started , set to auto for now re boot HDD should be found but if installation is iffy suggest you do it again

PS. Hard disk was operational prior to reinstalling XP.

Reinstalled XP and wont detect extra HD
I reinstalled XP and it wont detect my second IDE drive. Its detected in the BIOS. It does not appear in Disk Management and I have data on it so formatting is not option.

gateway wont boot with extra drives connected

If i unplug all my extra drives (2 cd/dvd burners, and 2 sata hard drives) then the computer boots up and everything works fine. My girlfriend believes it froze up after connecting/disconnecting her mp3 player Hard to diagnose at a distance, but I'd guess your motherboard has developed a fault (reboot/freezing stuff isn't clear what happened, but could indicate a hardware problem).does one device boot work whichever sata port its connected to? (are there only sata - no ide?)Could try resetting the cmos (usually jumper on the mobo) & loading bios defaults Ive tested all components with other computers and had a tech check out my power supply, everything works fine individualy but not all together.

It will not fully boot when i have more then 1 drive connected internally, either cd/dvd or another sata hard drive. i have a gateway lx6200-01 desktop, running vista. even my usb dvd works, and usb harddrive. the problem started after a reboot.

How to set up multiple screens when the system wont detect extra screen?

I have a DELL Inspiron15, 3000 series and two (2) LCD screens and have tried to set up the multiple screens but only one (1) is detected? Help? They are connected by using a USB and HDMI to DVI connection.

They use to both work before updating to OS Windows 10...

pc wont post

wont go through POST

Actually one thing I noticed was the bottom of the PSU, it's fan, isn't moving. Anyway, with that one still hooked up (but not fit inside) I booted it and heard beeping sounds. Can anyone help me solve this issue? I was looking at to see what that means, and it tells me to "Test 512K base memory".

I opened up the case door and turned it on and off a few times, even tried it with the case door shut - the same thing.

Well I have an old HP that sits in my room that I sometimes use (I have my main desktop though in my office) and today decided to take it apart and put in a new PSU. Everything had plugged in and stuff except that the new PSU didn't fit - i'm assuming it was made for a different form factor, but it was an extra one lying around so I thought it was worth a shot. I thought nothing of it and started to put back in the old PSU.

The CPU fans are running, everythings plugged in, I can heard the harrddrive going, the drives flash, I tried plugging in the keyboard/mouse. I was spraying the computer and all the parts with compressed air, and sometimes it came out as liquid nitrogen (just a little), could that have caused anything? From the past I think I remember the bootscreen said Pheonix, and the boot beeps seem to be like that of the pheonix ones so I'm *assuming* thats what it is. But it's always had that problem and this beeping sound happened with the new one hooked up ...

New MB wont post

Running out of ideas, other that MB DOA. Did you try other memory of a different brand, but same type? I recently built 2 rigs and posted here just a few days ago regarding it. Trying other RAM might be worthwhile.

Just a thought. My boards I bought support DDR3 800, 1066, 1333, 1600. I installed the MSI MB,1 stick Corsair memory, GPU, no HD or Floppy yet.

All fans run, keyboard lights ups as it should, no post.MB has power, monitor turned on, no signal. MSI board has a clear CMOS button, I pushed that no change. I ordered DDR3 1066 RAM made by PQI - didn't work.

Computer Specs
CPU: AMD Athlon 64X2
MEM: 2GIG (2x1) Corsair XMS DDR400
PSU: Antec HE550

EVAG RMA the MB, got a different spec MB for a future build
Bought a replacement MB of same spec, MSI K8N-NEO4-F
All components worked perfectly before I removed the motherboard and RMA back to EVGA.

Ordered DDR3 1066 RAM made by Crucial - worked fine. I ended up quick ordering new RAM from NewEgg of a different brand. I had the same symptoms. it has a 30 warranty.

PSU 115 and 230 wont post

if not then it would be the PSU i would need to replace in order to get my mobo to post correct?

Everything in the electrical chain that was on or non-switchable could have been damaged... at first I thought it was the motherboard itsself, so i took it into a computer tech and he said the mobo was bad.

Just put a system together...

I took out the battery on the mobo, reset the cmos, reseated the memory, disconnected everything from the PSU and plugged it all back in. Return the board for replacement as it still might be a defective board. NOW, i have been informed that the outlets are only 115V. I replaced the mobo, mind you, still thinking the outlets were 230's, and tried the other one and the same thing.

Is suspect the fans, hard drive, and cd drive were not-damaged because they were not on. They will run their own tests to detect for destruction of components.

The fans power on, mobo light come on, hard drive spins, cd drive works, everything works great except the mobo still wont post. (monitor has been tested and works too)

my question is, would having the PSU set to 230 instead of 115 ruin anything else besides the Power supply itself? Damage to any one of them might have been the one that stopped the board.

THEN i set the PSU to 115 before I powered it on. I was having problems with the motherboard posting. Asus P5W DH Deluxe
E6600 Conroe
Kingwin 600 watt ...

New PC wont post

Everything sounds normal and looks normal except, it aint normal. All connectors are working, mobo seems fine, no viewable damage, power looks good, its a 500 watt ps. Do you have the case's speaker hooked up?

and now this computer wont do anything after I hit the power button and the fans go and the drives spin. nothing. Have built various PCs. Are you getting any beeps?

This is a first for me. What speed ram are you trying to use by the way? Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Here are my specs:
- P4 on a D955XBK mobo, (Intel)
- Antec P160 case, (sweet)
- 2 GB of DDR2 RAM
- Video card is a PNY, nVidia GeForce dual head 5800, (I think).
- 4 Previously working IDE drives
- DVD Drive
- ZIP 250
- standard floppy

I had to change from an AMD Athlon 3200+ to a P4 due to new video editing software, (AVID).

Some quick things to check:

Did you use the standoffs? (The small pins that separate the motherboard from the case)

Try with just one stick of ram (and try reseating the ram). No posts, I placed the MOBO install CD in first, the Windows XP disk as well. . . Everything seems normal expect, it just sits there. Any suggestions would save my **** and would be appreciated.

MoBo lights on board are on after power up as well as ethernet connector lights as well as fan lights.

Trying to post and it wont

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My Laptop Wont Post

Hopefully the i3 chip isnt dead. I presume its the motherboard that's dead. Does anyone know how or where i can find out the motherboard name/number so I can consider a replacement? Cheers, Richard.

try a cmos reset first

if no good

remove the drives and see if it posts

I have a dead Sony Vaio SVE1511K1EW. Should I throw away the laptop now, or is it a job I can realistically take on my learning from internet tutorials etc? No warranty etc so its fix it, or ditch it! Does anyone know how much a replacement motherboard might be?

New 2800+ wont post

I currently have a 1700+ i installed a new 2800+ and i can not get it to post I have DDR400 Memory which i had to set to 333 in Bios so that it will run with the 2800+ fsb333 could my PSU be the problem

+3.3V = 20A
+5v = 35A
+12v = 16A

-12V = 0.8A
-5V = 0.5A
+5VSB = 2A

woah your terribly underpowered.

PC Wont Make It To POST

Take hood off, make sure you ground yourself and plug it in to see if you can pin point where sound is coming from. I am at wits end as to how to proceed. It never makes it past this initial screen. Nothing made a difference.

This is not the first time that I have worked on this machine, and am familiar with it. When you turn it on, it has one whirl of fan noise, tries to get past the Dell loading screen (bios information), has a "click" sound emitted, and then restarts. Uninstalling the video card and using onboard graphics. How about the fans?..................working ok?

IMHO...that's what I would do.

Tried individual sticks, dual combos, and all 4 at once. Does anybody have an idea of what this could be?

So far I have tried
Unseating, and reseating the Ram. Unplugging the Hard Drive. I am (attempting) to repair a computer for a friend. This machine is a Dell Dimension E520.

However, this time it has a problem which I can not fix. Tried unplugging hard drive, and inserted Windows XP Disk.

Case wont get to a post

I am able to open the treys.
-But, computer still doesnt get to the POST
-I have taken the processor out and tested, same thing
-I have taken the MOBO out of the case, same thing.
-I have taken the RAM out of the MOBO, same thing

So, I thought it was the MOBO. Did you use the riser pins under the motherboard to separate it from your case? I've got everything hooked up. It is a GEFORCE 6100-M9 MOBO, accompanied with a AMD 64 3700+.

What power supply do you have (watts and how many amps on the +12v rail). Are you using the integrated graphics or a graphics card? Push the power button on the case, now all of a sudden:
- the LED light on the front of the case is 'Red' (use to be green).
-Along with this, the 2 cd drives dont power up, (no lights, tray-open buttons dont work).
-The HD starts to spin
- Heatsink for the powersupply turns on

Now, I have found that if I unplug the IDE cable from the MOBO (which is connecting the 2 cd drives, because the HD is SATA) the 2 cd drives are now working. Called the place I bought it from, they sent me a brand new one.

What are the details of the ram you are using? Please list your parts in detail.

Ok, I'm in the process of updating my MOBO and Processor.

got everything hooked up, same thing. More details please.

Has anyone had this problem before? I have bought a new powersupply to accompany it.

System wont POST

Hey guys,
I'll be brief, lately, its only happened occasionally, but sometimes my computer wont even post, fans will spin, HDD will spin up. However if I reset the CMOS it'll post and boot up, but the moment I go into the bios and set the FSb back to 133 it refuses to post...Whats going on guys?

your in a similar perdicament that I myself am in, I have no idea what the hell my bios is doing but when i set it back to 333 its wont boot or post or nothing, but ill tell you what, ill get back to you if i find out anything.

and now its happening every boot.

But it wont post.

pc wont post or boot

ok I have a PC i built from all new parts that that i built for a friend, it was running fine. one day he came home and the monitor screen was black, and would not respond, he shut it off by holding in on the power button....he had windows XP, now when you turn the PC on it powers up but no posting of bios, no windows, it just sits there turned on......the motherboard is a GA-7n400

p35 ds3r wont post

It came to a point that the mobo stopped posting at all. If you do get beep codes, put the cpu and cooler back in, repeat, and then memory, repeat, etc until you either stop getting the error code from the board or it boots.
Try to boot and see if it gives you any beep codes.

I already tried resetting the cmos by pulling out the battery. Just the board and the power supply plugs. No video card, no memory, no cpu. I tried switching the sata cables into different ports to see if that could help.

I had tried to turn my computer on last night and found that windows xp wouldnt load because of a disk read error. Pull everything off the board. Look up paper clip trick. Any ideas on how to start the mobo or what could be a problem with my hard drives?

If you get no beep code, the next thing to test is the PSU.

New build wont post

Just off the top of my head it seems like there is a problem with my graphics card but maybe there is just something I am missing. CPU - i5-2500k
motherboard - ASRock z68 extreme3gen3
ram - GSkill ripjaws 8gb
GPU - Gigabyte 6950oc
PSU - Rosewill Hive 550 w
monitor - ASUS VW246H

When the GPU fan spins up really loud in many cases its because the power cable(s) are not plugged into the back of the graphics card. Did you also check the guide at the top of this section for troubleshooting builds?

So I just finished putting together my new build and I start it up and everything powers up normally, but nothing shows up on my monitor and after a minute my graphics card starts spinning really fast and loudly. What is weird is that when I remove the DVI cord from my PC, the monitor seems to acknowledge this and says no DVI or something, even though when it is plugged in it acts like nothing is plugged in. I guess I probably should have breadboarded the whole thing first to check for problems, but is there anything that might be causing this, that I could fix without having to take it all apart?

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