LCD Lights on Dell 8100 indicate memory not recognized....was trying to upgrade memory.
Posted on 2005-05-01
this is a tough one for all you folks. I had a perfect working system this morning.
Dell 8100 with powerleap 2.8GHz cpu upgrade with 768 Ram (2*128M + 2*256M). To get more memory, I was upgrading the 2*128M portion pc600 rdram to a pc800 45ns ram 2*512 Infineon set to work alongside my existing 2*256M ram.
I have the latest xp2 Bios from Dell, the latest one offered.
I have no boot up occuring now. As soon as I hit the power, the lcd lights on the back indicate the memory is not recognized - even the OLD memory is no longer recognized. I never get to the video display portion of the boot which remains black (terminal works fine...I'm using it on a KVM switch).
What in the world is going on here? Did I dammage all my ram during the upgrade? Did I blow the motherboard somehow?