HELP! Ram issue and pc wont boot!

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Hi,


My brother and I have the same Motherboard and same ram.


He swapped me his ram for mine. I had a 512 stick, him two 512 sticks
(it was his way of paying me for something)


My pc boots fine, his loads then right when windows should load it is
black screen.


Puzzled, we both swap ram back thinking "guess it wont work" and now
his PC doesnt even beep at all, or show anything on the screen.


We've put every piece of ram into mine and its fine, ram isnt broken.
We've also tried putting a dif video card in for him and still
nothing.


Ram is placed correctly, we know that much.


Any suggestions on fixing my brothers machine?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    clear cmos in your brothers machine


    "Resken13" <resken13@yahoo-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1ede6$427d525d$455da0d2$16143@allthenewsgroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    >
    > My brother and I have the same Motherboard and same ram.
    >
    >
    > He swapped me his ram for mine. I had a 512 stick, him two 512 sticks
    > (it was his way of paying me for something)
    >
    >
    >
    > My pc boots fine, his loads then right when windows should load it is
    > black screen.
    >
    >
    > Puzzled, we both swap ram back thinking "guess it wont work" and now
    > his PC doesnt even beep at all, or show anything on the screen.
    >
    >
    >
    > We've put every piece of ram into mine and its fine, ram isnt broken.
    > We've also tried putting a dif video card in for him and still
    > nothing.
    >
    >
    >
    > Ram is placed correctly, we know that much.
    >
    >
    >
    > Any suggestions on fixing my brothers machine?
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    On Sat, 7 May 2005 17:39:42 -0700 If I have seen farther it is because
    I have stood on the shoulder of giants "JAD"
    <kapasitor@earthcharter.net> wrote :

    >clear cmos in your brothers machine

    With the power removed from the system :)

    >
    >"Resken13" <resken13@yahoo-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:1ede6$427d525d$455da0d2$16143@allthenewsgroups.com...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >>
    >> My brother and I have the same Motherboard and same ram.
    >>
    >>
    >> He swapped me his ram for mine. I had a 512 stick, him two 512 sticks
    >> (it was his way of paying me for something)
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> My pc boots fine, his loads then right when windows should load it is
    >> black screen.
    >>
    >>
    >> Puzzled, we both swap ram back thinking "guess it wont work" and now
    >> his PC doesnt even beep at all, or show anything on the screen.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> We've put every piece of ram into mine and its fine, ram isnt broken.
    >> We've also tried putting a dif video card in for him and still
    >> nothing.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Ram is placed correctly, we know that much.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Any suggestions on fixing my brothers machine?
    >>
    >


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  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    It sounds like his motherboard may have failed.

    --
    DaveW


    "Resken13" <resken13@yahoo-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1ede6$427d525d$455da0d2$16143@allthenewsgroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    >
    > My brother and I have the same Motherboard and same ram.
    >
    >
    > He swapped me his ram for mine. I had a 512 stick, him two 512 sticks
    > (it was his way of paying me for something)
    >
    >
    >
    > My pc boots fine, his loads then right when windows should load it is
    > black screen.
    >
    >
    > Puzzled, we both swap ram back thinking "guess it wont work" and now
    > his PC doesnt even beep at all, or show anything on the screen.
    >
    >
    >
    > We've put every piece of ram into mine and its fine, ram isnt broken.
    > We've also tried putting a dif video card in for him and still
    > nothing.
    >
    >
    >
    > Ram is placed correctly, we know that much.
    >
    >
    >
    > Any suggestions on fixing my brothers machine?
    >
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