hi there, i finished building my new pc but there seems to be a problem with putting 2X sticks of identical SAMSUNG 512mb DDR2 ram onto the new motherboard as doing so the mobo bios would not load at all and the pc would also always automatically restarts after exactly 5 secs of doing nothing.
the mobo ia a P5KPL-AM-SE
my friend says that 2 sticks of DDR2 ram won’t work together because the mobo only has 2 slots for ram, he says that i should have bought another mobo with 4-6 slots for it to work, is he right?
could it be that i’ve overloaded the power supply?
the power supply says [ input = 230V AC50hz ], however the label inside says that its maximium power is 350Watts, i’m so confused!
currently running on the following:
1X PentiumD 2.0ghz E2180
1X SATA II HDD 160gb
1X samsung 512mb DDR2 ram
1X cd combo drive from 2008 (data cable plugs to sata slot on mobo)
1X intel cpu fan
1X chasis rear fan
No PCI-E graphics card nor any PCI components of any kind
both ram tested to be 100% working, but if the 2 of them are running together then the mobo won’t boot, it just spins the fans and stays in idle mode for 5 secs and then it restarts.
please help me! thank you so much!
edited: is there a significance between volts and watts? because i don’t live in North america region, my old desktop from canada has a really tiny switch in the back of the PSU that allows it to alternate between 120 power (canada) and 230 power (where i live now)
My new brandless PSU:
outside the label reads "input 230 Volts
inside another label reads "Maximum 350 Watts
so what does it mean?