|A while ago I got brought a PC that came with a Bio-star MCP6P M2+ mainboard and 2x Rendition 2GB sticks of RAM.|
All was fine for a year or so then the computer started to have boot problems. Booting as far as the windows logo then just black screening.
I found an update for the BIOS that was specifically related to an error of this kind, updated it, but to no effect.
As a process of elimination I removed both RAM sticks and got the "no ram" beeps. I added one RAM stick and it booted into windows ok.
When I added the second RAM stick back in the computer just went to a black screen, no windows logo.
With only one RAM stick I can get it to boot into windows about half the time, otherwise I still get the black screen after the windows logo.
I have done all the usual software related troubleshooting, reinstalls etc but with no sucess so im left wondering if this is a hardware issue. I have iliminated the graphics card being at fault as this worked in the PC orriginally and works in another machine. I have used another HD to install to but the problem persists.
I am not particularly technically minded and have exhausted what i know about PC's. Is anyone able to offer any suggestions/soloutions? If any further information is required i will happily provide it, so long as i can find it or be told where to find it.