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    Hey, my PC is having a problem, it’s had this since 2021

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    by melebisnuessrfwe ·

    A Computer I have is having this problem where it powers on, no display output (GPU is working) and doesn’t post unless I insert a dead stick of Random Access Memory

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Avatar photobirdmantd.

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      Reply To: Hey, my PC is having a problem, it’s had this since 2021

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Hey, my PC is having a problem, it’s had this since 2021

      You aren’t offering enough information for any constructive help. What make/model computer, what type graphics card or is it installed in the motherboard, what amount and type of RAM installed, any other issues occurring, has the computer been to a shop for evaluation, under warranty or not?

      Try again…….

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      Reply To: Hey, my PC is having a problem, it’s had this since 2021

      by LordVishnu121 ·

      In reply to Hey, my PC is having a problem, it’s had this since 2021

      The first step in troubleshooting this issue is to determine if the RAM is causing the problem. To do this, remove the RAM and try powering on the computer. If the computer still does not post, the RAM is not the cause of the issue. If the computer is able to post without the RAM, then it is likely that the RAM is causing the issue. If this is the case, you may need to replace the RAM with new, compatible RAM. If the RAM is not the cause of the issue, then further troubleshooting may be needed. You may need to check the video card, power supply, and other components to determine the cause of the issue.

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      • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by LordVishnu121.
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      Reply To: Hey, my PC is having a problem, it’s had this since 2021

      by anawilliam850 ·

      In reply to Hey, my PC is having a problem, it’s had this since 2021

      There are a few possible causes for the problem you’re experiencing with your computer. One possibility is that the RAM is causing a problem with the system’s power-on self-test (POST), which is the process the computer goes through when it first starts up to check that all the hardware is functioning properly.

      If a dead stick of RAM is causing the computer to fail POST, it could be that the RAM is faulty and needs to be replaced. A different RAM stick might work fine.

      Another possibility is that the RAM slot on the motherboard is damaged, preventing the RAM from making a proper connection. You might want to try to clean the RAM slot, but if that doesn’t work, the motherboard may need to be replaced.

      Alternatively, it could be the power supply or the GPU is the issue, if it isn’t the RAM, those parts might need to be check or replace.

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      Reply To: Hey, my PC is having a problem, it’s had this since 2021

      by carsonreed949 ·

      In reply to Hey, my PC is having a problem, it’s had this since 2021

      If your computer powers on but doesn’t display any output and fails to boot (post) unless you insert a dead stick of RAM, it could indicate an issue with your RAM or the motherboard. Here are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem:

      Verify RAM compatibility: Ensure that the RAM you are trying to use is compatible with your motherboard. Check the motherboard’s documentation or manufacturer’s website for the supported RAM specifications.

      Reseat the RAM: Remove all the RAM sticks from the motherboard, then reinsert them firmly into their respective slots. Make sure they are properly seated and secured.

      Test each RAM stick: If you have multiple RAM sticks, try testing each stick individually. Remove all but one stick and attempt to boot the computer. Repeat this process for each RAM stick, testing them one at a time. This will help identify if any particular stick is causing the issue.

      Clear CMOS: Reset the motherboard’s CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) settings. This can usually be done by locating the CMOS jumper on the motherboard and shorting the appropriate pins as per the motherboard manual. Alternatively, you can remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes, then reinsert it. Clearing the CMOS will reset the motherboard’s settings to default.

      Update BIOS: Check if there is a BIOS update available for your motherboard from the manufacturer’s website. Updating the BIOS can sometimes resolve compatibility issues and improve system stability. Follow the instructions provided by the motherboard manufacturer to update the BIOS correctly.

      Check for hardware conflicts: Disconnect any unnecessary peripherals, such as external drives or expansion cards, and try booting the computer with only the essential components connected. Sometimes, conflicts between hardware devices can prevent the system from booting.

      If the issue persists after trying these steps, it may be necessary to consult a professional technician or contact the manufacturer’s support for further assistance, as there could be a more complex hardware problem at play.

      • This reply was modified 11 months, 4 weeks ago by carsonreed949.
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