I have a custom made computer that I've used for a long time. Im not a noob at computers, and this one is a Pentium 4 proccessor. I didnt build it, but bought it from a guy. Ive been using it for maybe a year or probably 1.5 years and it was fine and great. ive been experiencing some problems such as hardware failure but got that over with.
Recently I;ve upgraded my video card from a Geforce 4400 MX to an HD Radeon 2600 Pro, AGP. It was working perfectly, i was so much more comfortable playing all games out and with V3D.net. But today I decided to go back to the guy I bought the card from to check on if they have any RAM, since I only have 1 GB i thought i should upgrade it to 2. I got 4 slots for ram (2 blue ones and 2 black ones O.o) and I have 2 chips 512 MB each. He asked me what type of RAM I got, but further on i was confused since he is chineese and it's hard to understand him at some points (if he appears in this thread somehow - no offence, but its true lol), so then he asked me to take out my RAM and show it to him. I did just that. When I came back home i was gonna put it in but then I took out 3 64 MB ram chips I had from my old comp and decided to put them in too (only 2 of them) thinking if it will do any changes if I add 128 MB for some time. I did that, switching the other ones around (before my 512 chips were on the blue ones, the black slots were empty), and when i turned my comp on I get this big fat No Signal thing for no reason. Then the monitor button starts glowing orange, as if that marks the no singnal thing and i was getting no picture. I did the following:
I tried restarting my comp
I tried turning on and off the monitor
I tried replugging the monitor cable
I even tried to switch it around, and the one that was plugged in the monitor I plugged in the comp and vice versa
I am getting NO beeps when the computer starts.
The computer runs normally, making the same sound he always does. The fans are running normally too, including the video card fan.
I tried hooking the monitor up to my laptop, and it worked fine which proved me that its not the monitor.
Before that happened I was playing a game when I came home to take out the Ram. My leg was hurting so I decided to play a game for fun for 10-15 mins and then go back to him. When I had to go i didnt exit the game or anything, just turned the comp off through the button ON THE BACK because I was in a hurry. I just took them Ram out and went back to the store.
Now the funny thing is, its not a brand new computer I just got, its not a computer I just finished putting together and all this happened within 40 minutes. Just 40 mins ago I was playing a game now im sitting here with no good comp around all night, and im in my 3D modeling mood and I really wanna do some models but i cant which is annoying. I cant access the BIOS or anything because i cant see anything. Obviously theres no problems with that because everything was fine for 1.5 years and then BAM!.
I would really appreciate any help I can get!! Im posting this on a few other forums because I cant stay without my comp for too long, i keep missing the buttons on this laptop, so hard to type because theyre all pushed together to each other :P