I decided to upgrade my PC recently piece by piece. I know a lot of people don't advise doing it this way, but I already know what I want, it's just a matter of getting the money to get it. Anway, this is what I have right now:
The MOBO and RAM just came in the mail today,so I figured I'd move everything over to the new case. I had everything plugged in and ready to go, so I assumed everything would be fine. Not the case. As soon as I hit the power button, the red light next to the RAM turned on. It booted to the BIOS, but only 4 gigs were registering. Upon leaving the BIOS, a blue screen popped up and the computer reset. I tried messing around with some things in the BIOS. Upping the timings to 9-9-9-24, manually setting the voltage and whatnot but nothing worked. Tried using the MemOK! feature, and although it said it worked, it just booted to the BIOS, showed 4 gigs of memory and went to blue screen again before restarting. The RAM is under the ASUS QVL, so IDK what the problem is. Also, I tried the RAM in every slot imaginable. The two blue slots, two black slots, one black, one blue, wouldn't work. I tried putting one stick in, BIOS wouldn't even fire up.
Not sure what to do here. Any help is appreciated.
You will need to reinstall Windows on your HDD for it to boot properly, that's problem #1. Problem #2 is that you've probably got some bad RAM. Try each stick one at a time and see if it boots in some permutation of that.
You can do a clean install without formatting which will move your stuff to a windows.old folder. Your XP partition is going to break though. You'll be able to get data off through Vista but it won't boot. Did you only check 1 stick or did you try both?
I'll have to try and finish troubleshooting tomorrow. Have to go to work in a few hours. I'll reinstall Windows and see if that's the only problem or delve deeper and find out if the MOBO is faulty as well. Thanks for the help so far.