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Loud Humming Noise from Computer after installing new RAM accompanied by Monitor not turning on. What is wrong?

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  • natili_micha Mar 05, 2009

    Yes, and I put the Old RAM into the comp and the problem still persists

  • SeymourCompR May 11, 2010

    When you take out the new ram does the problem persist?

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The ram is not the right speed for your computer. please pull it out and make sure it is the same kind you changed it out with. The reason for all the sound is this... When you first start the computer, the fan will be really fast. As it goes into BIOS the fan slows down. So the noise stops. I know this for a fact though. I have gone through this with my computer. Also make sure the RAM is locked in it's ports and the white things are locked at the ends of the RAM. This will solve your problem. Good Luck.

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    thewizman23 Mar 05, 2009

    Also make sure that everything is plugged into your motherboard as well.

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Upgrade BIOS to see if it will resolve hardware issue with new stick of RAM


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The new RAM module you purchased may be faulty, it is definitely possible that either due to a fault of the new RAM or on the slot you are trying to install it to cause the computer to not fully boot.

Have you tried to boot the computer with the new module only?
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Hope this works for you, or at least helps you out.

Good luck, have a great day, and remember computers are like vehicles you own one and eventually your gonna have a problem.


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TO LORI

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