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Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop Burned Out w/Memory Upgrade

I tried to upgrade the RAM memory of this computer (Dell Dimension 3000) from the 512mg to 2GB (2 x 1gb) by simply removing the 512 memory and inserting the 2 -1GB. When I turned the computer on it started to smell after a few seconds... I turned it off and switch back to the 512MB memory, but now I can't see anythign on any screen... it has to do with the video card??? can this be fixed (some other way than replacing the motherboard)?

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You have onboard video and cant install a video card. your mb. has nooooo agp or pci-ex. sounds like you installed your memory upside down and fried your motherboard. toasted it even. please dont be mad at me.

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Is the video card built into the motherboard? If not you can try replacing just the video card to see if that works. Otherwise I am afraid you may have to replace the motherboard.

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