Im having massive problems here and i hope ive just missed somthing simple.
This is my spec;
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600
Asus P5E Intel X38
Corsair 4GB DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-8500C5
2x HIS ATI Radeon HD 4870
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB SATA-II
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case
OCZ ModXStream 900w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply
Ive just put it all together and everything 'runs' (fans turning etc) but i am not getting any display to my monitor from the graphics cards.
ive tried having one card in, with/without external power supply all the different combinations you can imagen.
am i doing somthing wrong or have i got conflict somwhere?
i tool one ram out, no difference.
checked my 4 pin connector it was in, but i noticed another 4 pin right next to it.
connected that in and i got a signal (green light on monitor) but nothing else, no txt.
put the other ram back in and now im getting no signal again no matter what i do
i got everything installed, and put the other ram stick in.
no matter what port it put it in, i dont get any signal to my monitor (on its own or with the good stick).
The good stick works in every slot.
btw when it isnt working, all the fans stay at maximum speed (you know when you turn the power on all fans go on for a brief second) until i turn it off.
i guess i have a faulty ram, are there right and wrong ways to go about it to get a new set?
If they were part of a set I think you have to RMA both, meaning you'll be waiting on RAM and won't be able to run your PC for a while. Otherwise, just live with one stick and maybe buy more RAM later and hope that works.