I am a disabled retired mechanic. I work on computers to have something to do with my time.
My problem is that the desktop I am now working on won’t boot when two sticks of 2 GB ram is installed. It will boot with two GB in DIMM 1 or DIMM 2 but not when both DIMM’s are populated.
The desktop is a Dell Optiplex 520 that I was given and wouldn’t boot. I found the one stick of ram bad. The desktop came with XP but I installed W7 Pro x64 to see if the motherboard would run W7. It had 2 GB bad ram and I replaced the ram with a 2 GB stick. But I wanted 4 GB ram and I installed another stick and the problem started. The desktop boots past BIOS and when the Windows icon assenbles as a whole the computer stops booting and will do nothing. I have to use the power button to turn off the desktop.
Run 2 GB, well I would but I have a processor ordered and when I get the processor installed I am planning on installing W10 Pro v. 1909 and want 4 GB"s of ram. Also, manual says that the board will handle max 4 GB RAM
Anyone have any idea why the desktop won’t boot with 4 GB’s RAM. Thanks.