Just purchased new RAM sticks from Crucial, did the test to see if they were compatible as well. I didn't think to check voltages or anything, but my old sticks were 1.5v, but the new ones are 1.35v.
I'm not sure if this is reason why, but since the first installation, the monitor has been unresponsive. The computer and everything in powers on, but no visual. I tried putting the old RAM in to flash the BIOS to see if that was the cause, but the new RAM (which previously worked) is acting the same way. So I cannot access my BIOS or anyhting to update it with.
Does anyone have any suggestions for how I can fix this?
Our 1.35v DDR3 parts are also able to run at 1.5v. Being your original memory is now doing the same thing, I would believe the parts are not being installed correctly. First, try your original memory one at a time in the system. Make sure you are pressing the memory into the slot with a good 20 to 30 pounds of pressure. This is the most comon issue when installing new memory.