i've got a foxconn g31mx which came pre fitted in a quad core pc, the machine worked fine for some time until i tried to upgrade the ram, the pc came originally with 1 X 2gb module of ddr2 800mhz fitted.
when i try to double this to 2 X 2gb 800mhz (kit) the machine sometimes does not show a monitor signal, freezes whilst loading the OS and shortly after the os has been loaded.
i have tested the ram, swapped it with a friend who has had no problems with it, i had the same problem with his ram and i have also tried with 3gb of ram (1 X 2gb & 1 X 1gb).
i have been told but am unsure that it could be due to a setting in the bios which i have reset to default, upgraded and downgraded again.
any advice to try and rectify this problem would be much appreciated.
Try just your new ram and run memtest, a free download. Most ram comes with decent warranty. The best brands are corsair, crucial (micron), kingston, and hynix (samsung). You should have no errors; if you do, run each one separately to find the bad stick and request an rma with the manufacturer.
no, i had same trouble with his ram, it was 667mh, when i switched on it would switch on then off then back on again, then it would behave as described above. if no monitor signal, it would just keep turning off then restarting.
pull the video card and try it again with the on-board or another video card for testing..
i originally thought thought that the card was the problem swapping with another and removing altogether , pretty certain this is a problem related to ram or more likley the way the m/b is handling it.