|My motherboard's model number is: 618937-002|
I'm wondering if I should test out which RAM is the one causing it not to boot, or just stick to using just one.
Whenever I insert the RAM (I've always inserted it facing the right direction) I can hear this crunching noise when I apply pressure to attempt to lock it. Sometimes it doesn't lock so I have to end up taking it out and try again. It's not easy to handle, as it doesn't successfully insert every time. If I apply pressure to one side to lock it, the other side will move upward. Am I supposed to use two hands, even though one hand has the anti static wrist band?
EDIT: I now have two RAM sticks in, and the computer boots successfully on the BIOS screen. I'm gonna try reinserting the third RAM stick once again to make sure it's not totally dead.
Also I can select ONBOARD video in the BIOS, but how do I connect my display to it via VGA?
EDIT2: Yep that ONE ram stick is definitely dead, I retried it twice. But with the other two, I can get back into windows again!
Edit3: So I tried loading videos, but they still crash. On top of that, I get an error that says "the instruction at 0x00000 referenced memory. The memory could not be read".
And windows explorer still crashes for the same reasons. So I tried safe mode, and videos won't load. But for some reason if I load a video with VLC media player, it played!! But I wasn't able to play a video after that though, it was one lucky moment. But safe mode fixes the windows explorer messages I'd normally get. I was also able to load up dxdiag with no issue.
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