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Instal new rams to up grade from 1 gb to 2 gb

I bought two sticks of 1 gb each from crucial I ordered according to the spec of the computer a Aser ASE500-u-P6200 desktop 620 intel pentium 4 processor. When I put them in and run up comp. It don't work screen said no signal and comp. fan runs wide open

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  • sbmin Jan 05, 2009

    tried all of your suggestions with exception of resetting the BIOS but I will need help on that

  • sbmin Jan 06, 2009

    I put original memory back in and it works I there is also a P8 cable disconnected but I think it was already like that.

  • gerrick Jan 24, 2009

    I have the same problem. I tried installing two PC2-3200 1GB ram modules into each of the two slots, and when I powered up, the fan ran on high, but nothing else (no OS splash screen, etc.). I then returned the original ram (2 sticks of 50MB each) and that didn't work. After trying every different configuration of memory + slot, I ended up only being able to use 50MB in one slot!

    I am miffed and confused -- please help!

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Either the RAM is not compatible or not inserted correctly. Try removing and reseating both modules, if no change try with only one stick then switch and try just the other to see if the problem is just with one. You could also try resetting the BIOS to factory defaults.

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  • Curtis Richner Jan 05, 2009

    To reset the BIOS on a system that won't boot is to disconnect the power and remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard and short the battery connections with a screwdriver or use jumpers if documentation is available for your particular board.

    Did you try using the original memory?
    Did you check that you didn't accidentally disconnect something in the process of the upgrade?


  • Curtis Richner Jan 06, 2009

    Well at least the system is still functional. An easier way to reset the BIOS would be to press whatever key necessary to enter the BIOS setup (F1, F2, DEL) and select the option to reload defaults

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