I thought “upgrading RAM, this should be easy”… and I’ve done it a lot prior to this. Unfortunately, I’m having issues. The bottom line is this: I put new RAM in the wrong slots… PC wouldn’t boot. Checked the manual, put the RAM in the correct slots… PC wouldn’t boot. Took out the new RAM and put in the original RAM… PC still won’t boot. And by ‘won’t boot’ I mean there’s no signal out to the monitor… I have an SSD so it’s pretty difficult to tell what’s going on. I do not hear any disk activity when powering on, nor do I hear any beeps or boops from the motherboardwhen booting up. I’m looking for advice on how to troubleshoot this.
Any advice would be welcome. Thanks!
The original RAM is this:
GeIL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Timing 7-7-7-24 Cas Latency 7 Voltage 1.6V
the RAM I bought to upgrade is this:
Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM - Black (HX316C10FBK2/8)
the plan was to remove the 3 sticks that are in there and put in the 2 new sticks.
The motherboard is a DX58SO LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard. The memory specs from the manual:
Four 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
sockets arranged in three channels
• Support for DDR3 1333+ MHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, and DDR3 800 MHz
• Support for non-ECC memory
• Support for up to 16 GB of system memory
And pics from the manual (going from triple channel to dual channel, showing both).