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PC turns on then quickly turns off

The PC was working fine today.I was adding 2 extra sticks of ram to a total of 4 gb or x4 1 gb sticks.

now when i try to turn it on,it quickly(~3 seconds) shuts doesnt go to POST nor to bios.the motherboard LEDs turn on

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Re: PC turns on then quickly turns off

You also might check your version of your bios from your motherboard. If there is you can try upgrade your bios and maybe then all of them will work.

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I know you have probably confirmed that your motherboard supports 4 GB of Ram so I'll just to the troubleshooting.

If the computer sends out 3 beeps when turning on the computer without posting you know that there is a memory problem.

Try to start out with the original ram to make sure the computer boots. Then add each stick to see when till the computer fails if the first added stick fails remove and try the other new one. If they both fail the memory may be incompatible with your system. If one stick fails then your problem is most likely a bad ram stick. Although it is possible if both ram sticks fail and have them both be bad ram it is not as likely.

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Does it boot fine if you remove the memory you just added? If it does then try switching the memory that was in it before with the memory you just added. You want to first determine if the ram you bought is bad or incompatible.

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