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  1. battousaix New Member

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    Hello, I have a custom computer in which the motherboard supports up to 2gb ddr2 667 ram. However, a guy at the store told me that I could use ddr2 800. So i bought two 1gb ddr2 800 memory cards and installed them into my pc. They worked fine but occasionally my computer got the erroneous blue screen and then restarted. I didn't mind this the first couple times until I got fed up and decided to go inside the bios of my computer and change the memory settings. I believe I lowered the maximum memory settings in the bios from 800 to 600, but my computer still got the blue screen restart after a while. I then went back in the bios and changed the memory settings to 400, but this is where the problem occurred. My computer starts up, as all the fans and everything start spinning, but then there is no display on my screen. I've tried taking out the memory cards then putting back in and what not, but this still does not work. Is there a way in which I can fix this? Help is greatly appreciated as I use my computer often. Thank you in advance.
     
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    Take out the cmos battery for a few minutes and then put it back in. And welcome to TPU :toast:
     
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    you beat me to it...:D

    try this and let us know if it worked!

    ... welcome to TPU!:toast:
     
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    lol Thank you both sooooooooo much. I had no idea it was that easy. So far so good. Thanks again.
     
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    NP man, enjoy
     
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    Its usually easier to use the CMOS jumper if your mobo has one, the metal tab holding the battery in place can be very fragile (I found out the hard way)
     
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    true....

    btw what did you use to remove the battery? I bet it was a screwdriver!:D
     
  8. battousaix New Member

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    to be honest the metal part holding down the battery is very fragile indeed, as i simply pulled it back and took out the battery with my hand.
     
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    @battousaix

    I advice you to take some time and fill in your system specs.... :toast:
     
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    first i want tell they guy who is asking "welcome to tpu"
    and now both of your rams' work at 667
    and my friend alexp999 im agree with you , this way is more safe and i prefer it specially with newbies cuz this is avoiding touching the mother board many times by acceded when remove the battery which is sometimes this think make a short circuit in mother board
     

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