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Added memory, now no boot, red LED on m-board lit.

Hi, just added an additional 1 gig dimm mem stick, being careful about static. PC won't boot. Tried clearing CMOS, and just about every combination. This is on an Abit KV-80 m-board.
No boot chirp, and there is a red LED on next to the green LED that comes on when power is available at the PS.

Any help with this is GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks,

Terry9@cox.net

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  • terry9230 Oct 23, 2008

    I did try installing the old single 512M stick, no difference. Just replaced the CMOS battery, thinking that could be a problem.

    I've been thru the manual again to no avail.



    As i said, when turned on, a small red LED lights on the m-board, and there is no video at all, no boot chirp, and I don't hear the HD spin up.



    Terry

  • terry9230 Oct 23, 2008

    I did try just the old 512M stick in slot 1 where it was, as well as just the new stick as well.



    Just replaced the CMOS battery, thinking it could be a problem.



    Tried clearing the CMOS again.



    Still the same scenario.



    On turning it on: red LED lights on the m-board.

    no boot chirp

    no video

    don't hear HD spinning up



    Terry

  • compgeek09 May 11, 2010

    Did you mess with the power supply connections at all? Did it boot ok before you changed the memory the first time? Sounds to me like the power supply may be bad although I can not see that anything you have done would cause that. just to be sure check all the power supply cords to make sure they are plugged in, which I am sure you have already done, but it wont hurt to check again. Keep updating me so we can work through this.



    Thanks!

  • compgeek09 May 11, 2010

    Could also be a bios setting, but try what I said first and we will go from there.

  • compgeek09 May 11, 2010

    Did you try taking out the new memory and putting in what you had before to see if it boots then? If it boots with the old memory then there is probably a compatabilty issue with the new memory that you installed. Let me know?

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