Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Custom Build Not posting.

08 Sep 2010   #21
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot


Was the computer grounded? It doesn't matter that you were grounded to the PC, the PC chassis has to have a path to dissipate the static charge from your strap to ground. If the strap has no path to ground, you are at the same electrical potential as the chassis, but possibly at a different potential from the other components inside the chassis. The RAM in your hand can have a different charge than the chassis you are grounded to. This can be complicated when things aren't grounded properly.

Sneakers + Carpet + Ungrounded PC = Destroyed RAM (and possibly the motherboard.)

The best way to do anything inside your computer is to take off your shoes and socks, put the computer on the kitchen counter and plug it in (you're standing on the linoleum or tile, most kitchens don't have carpet.) Leave the power off, and touch the chassis before adding or removing any components, or touching the electrical components inside. And if you have a strap, attach it to the grounded case. It's not fool proof, but it will probably take 95% of the ESD danger out tof the situation.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2010   #22
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Does anyone have any constructive suggestions to help him determine this with certainty?
About the only thing I can think of is to try a single stick in all slots while observing some ESD precautions like the method I posted above. If the first stick didn't work, maybe the second will. It may be a slot problem, but it may also be the Phenom. Their memory controllers can be finicky and are easy to damage.

I think the best advice was the advice you gave, and that is to call tech support.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Custom Build Not posting.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Custom build i5 using 32 bit Win 7
Decided to upgrade from old Pentium board running WIN 7 to i5 processor. Hoped the 32bit Win 7 would work without spending $$$ for new OS but W7 hangs at Welcome screen using the old HDD. Will i5 load a 32 bit OS if I try a repair? Thnx.
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
First custom PC build (Q's)
This is my first custom PC and I have a few questions. I removed the Thermal Compound on the CPU with alcohol wipes, is that what I'm supposed to do? Just making sure. Two more questions: I have a Seagate drive, with all my data on it which I want to move to the WD Caviar Black and basically...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
New custom build pc...What you think?
Hi everyone, I have just sold my old custom build pc and now ready to go for next one. Just want to know your opinion... Would this parts be ok or maybe to choose something else. So here we go: *ASUS AMD 890FX/SB850 USB 3.0 and SATA 6 GB/s Extended ATX Motherboard Crosshair IV Extreme *OCZ...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Custom Build
Hey guys dont know if im postnig in the correct place. let me now if so. Here I am consulting you, I'm planning on build a new pc for my little bro, he's 15 yrs old. Undecided on wheter to get an Intel or a AMD. Im currently looking a this possible processors since are the one availables at...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Posting News Article Guidelines - Please Read before Posting!!
Posting News Article Guidelines: 1) Click on the New Thread button to post a new news article. 2) The news article must be tech and/or Windows 7 related without any spam. 3) If the news article is from another website, then it cannot be copied completely here. That would be considered...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:12.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App