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Tom West Apr 06, 2003, 12:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I've recently built a new computer, using the shuttle Nforce2 chipset, Xp2200, 512 2700 RAM, 80G ATA 133 hard disk. Everything was working fine, but when i ran 3D mark 2001SE, the result was a lot lower then expected. A friend suggested that i changed the BIOS setting AGP Aperture Size to 128MB. This gave a 25% improvement. He then suggested that i increased it to 512MB, so i did. The system now will not boot, the screen stays blank and it doesn't even detect the floppy drive. He now suggests that i buy more RAM as this will cure it, but i'm unsure as to believe this will work. Ive tried clearing the CMOS settigs but to no avail. Please help, i've only had the computer two days!


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Caveman017 Apr 06, 2003, 01:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer Refuses To Start
try an older video card. preferably a PCI video card. then lower the appreature size to 128 or 256MB. you cannot do the total size of yor RAM. it wont boot

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Brandon G.

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James Crowley May 08, 2003, 08:07am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer Refuses To Start
woa woa wait make sure the ram is good replace it first same thing happened to me a bad stick of ram . most no boots are ram or cpu not seated right or cpu fan not working.try that first before replacing vidio card
Sounds like problems started when you added new ram . also check your settings in bios for ram settings . UPDATE your bios make sure you do that first. good luck

Bolda May 10, 2003, 01:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Computer Refuses To Start
even just removing the video card and reinserting it can help.
you may have to remove card, repower your system to standby, then remove power again, replace card then power. sould cause bios to reset. if not also remove ram and replace. or there may be a setting in the bios on the pci config page to reset nvram. this will refresh the bios and windows as it boots and force it to redetect hardware.


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