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June 12, 2002 7:27:25 PM

I just added a 512MB DDR module to my SOyo Dragon. when I turned the power on I smelled a chemical smell and the system would not boot. No beeps just fan noise. I tried to take out the new module and reboot but no luck. I am afraid that I somehow fried my cpu in this effort.

any ideas on how to find the root cause?

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June 12, 2002 9:01:42 PM

did you try to clear CMOS?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
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June 12, 2002 9:37:37 PM

The smell only comes with the new DDR module in. It will not boot regardless of the memory configuration.
June 12, 2002 9:37:39 PM

The smell only comes with the new DDR module in. It will not boot regardless of the memory configuration.
June 13, 2002 12:05:50 PM

At this point I would remove all non-essential stuff and see if I can get it to come up. IDE cables, floppy cables, basically everything except: Vid card, RAM and CPU. Also clear CMOS once again.

If it still won't POST, the next step would be to try sawpping the 3 items I mentioned above. Probably not do-able unless you've got a computer shop in your basement (like I do :wink: ).

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
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