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DrAbeLincoln
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Issues when upgrading RAM on Alienware Aurora R3

I recently purchased 16 gigs (4x4) of GSkill Ripjaw X Series RAM.  I installed all of it....went to boot the PC, it turned on but no video...fans running...appeared to be working but no video.  I removed all the ram installed the ram that came with the Alienware and it booted fine.  I then proceeded to test each stick of the GSkill ram invidually all with the same result.....it wouldn't boot, the monitor received no signal.

Here is the ram i purchased 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

I can't imagine that every stick of RAM is faulty.....anyone have any ideas?  Do you need anymore info from me? 

Here are my specs if that matters

  • CPU_Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
  • CPU_Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
  • CPU_Caption: Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
  • CPU_Version:
  • CPU_ProcessorId: BFEBFBFF000206A7
  • CPU_CurrentClockSpeed: 2296MHz
  • CPU_AddressWidth: 64Bits
  • CPU_DataWidth: 64Bits
  • CPU_SocketDesignation: CPU 1 
  • BIOS Information
    • BIOS_Manufacturer: Alienware
      • BIOS_Name: BIOS Date: 02/11/11 15:21:57 Ver: 04.06.04
        • BIOS_Version1: A05
          • BIOS_Version2: ALWARE - 1072009

            Motherboard Information
            • MB_Manufacturer: Alienware
              • MB_Product: 046MHW
                • MB_SerialNumber: ..CN6970213Q1003.
                  • MB_Version: A00

                    Video Adapter
                    • Video_Caption: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
                      • Video_AdapterRAM: 1024MB
                        • Video_DriverVersion: 8.17.12.6089 
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                      Re: Issues when upgrading RAM on Alienware Aurora R3

                      DrAbeLincoln

                      The forum to post this in, is the Alienware Owners Club HERE.

                      You could also, read the Announcement by Chris M, at the top of the Desktop General Hardware Forum page.

                      Bev.

                       


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