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HELP! I THINK I FRIED MY MOBO

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January 16, 2012 8:15:59 PM

i need some serious help. first off, what happend was my hard drive fried. so i tried the freezer trick, plugged it back it, and NOW MY MONITER CANT DETECT MY COMPUTER? maybe i hit something inside my motherboard? *** i dont know what i did but i need help! i tried the moniter on my other computer it was fine. i have a ASUS p5rd2-vm btw. i know its old. but im scared shitless someone please help.

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January 17, 2012 6:59:41 PM

i cant see anything im doing, because my computer wont give a video output. and the start up noise sounds much different. and my hardrive beeps in a pattern. its like beeeeeeep, beep beep. beeeeeep, beep beep. this is really scaring me. this happened before when i was inside my computer and i forgot to plug in a 4 pin connecter to my motherboard, and when i turned it on the display didnt detect my computer so i went back in there and plugged it in and it was fine. i dont know what it was for but the startup sound was like it was now besides the hardrive beeping (but i guess thats because my hardrive is fried) so it makes me think that i fried my mobo with static electricity because i didnt have a anti static wrist band on.
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January 17, 2012 7:11:43 PM

marshalmelow said:
i cant see anything im doing, because my computer wont give a video output. and the start up noise sounds much different. and my hardrive beeps in a pattern. its like beeeeeeep, beep beep. beeeeeep, beep beep. this is really scaring me. this happened before when i was inside my computer and i forgot to plug in a 4 pin connecter to my motherboard, and when i turned it on the display didnt detect my computer so i went back in there and plugged it in and it was fine. i dont know what it was for but the startup sound was like it was now besides the hardrive beeping (but i guess thats because my hardrive is fried) so it makes me think that i fried my mobo with static electricity because i didnt have a anti static wrist band on.

Try it this way : )

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January 17, 2012 7:25:27 PM

oh thank god. my ram was in backwards... never reassembling a computer while high again. *** thanks anyway. now i need a new hardrive.
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January 17, 2012 11:07:28 PM

marshalmelow said:
oh thank god. my ram was in backwards... never reassembling a computer while high again. *** thanks anyway. now i need a new hardrive.

What do u mean backwards?

It fits only one way.
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January 18, 2012 12:21:27 AM

since its a old board, it has DDR2, the long pieces of ram. and you know where there is a little chip missing in the bottom (heres a picture http://kevinsusedcomputer.com/Ram/DDR2Ram.jpg ) its not dirrectly in the middle, its a little to the left. so in order for it to fit properly, the ram need to be facing the right way in order for the little piece missing to line up with the little piece of plastic sticking up in the socket, i had it facing the wrong way, so that little piece in the bottom of the ram wasnt lined up with the socket. theres a piece of plastic that fills the missing hole in the ram. so it can only go in one way, but since my sockets are really deep, the ram still stands up, so it looks like its plugged in but it really isnt. i had it the wrong way so the little piece of plastic that fills that hole was really just hitting the bottom of my ram sticks.
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January 18, 2012 1:20:31 AM

marshalmelow said:
oh thank god. my ram was in backwards... never reassembling a computer while high again. *** thanks anyway. now i need a new hardrive.

Get an SSD for the system! Don't use HDD.
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January 18, 2012 1:38:14 AM

ive read that alot of SSDs act very weird with the board. and im on a tight budget and with HDDs dying out they are very cheap. im just looking for a garbage 200 gig HDD. right now i have a dead 120 gig. it isnt my computer, its my dads. and i have a laptop with a shitty integrated i3 GPU for doing stuff like this pretty much. facebook, emails, research for computers XD the basic stuff. that computer is going to be used mainly for gaming. i cant even run halo combat evolved (the old one 10 years old) on medium quality on this thing :/  so i dont need a big hard drive for his computer. im not going to be storring all the useless *** i store on this laptop i have.
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