all right i know it's not the hard drive i pulled it and tested it. When i boot nothing comes up on the screen.

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all right i know it's not the hard drive i pulled it and tested it.

When i boot nothing comes up on the screen. I've tryed to swap memory and video cars. Also i know my moniter is good. can you tell me what is wrong?

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This question was answered on September 12, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

WinXP does tend to be somewhat of a RAM hog You can try adding another stick of it, but make sure it's compatible with your motherboard Contact Dell and ask them, or order it from them Replacing the chip, assuming that the chip is the processor, is not the same as replacing the motherboard The motherboard is the board that your cables plug into, your processor sits on, and RAM sits in slots on Swapping in a new processor would make your computer run faster and would be cheaper than a whole new system Again, make sure it's compatible with your current motherboard before doing anything If you do end up buying a new processor, I suggest a pentium 4.

Try the tips and tweaks listed above first, and then if it doesn't help enough, THEN go to hardware upgrades Hardware upgrades should be the last and most drastic solution.

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Posted by Shamsul of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 12, 2004