Question pc not working after installing new parts

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i just added a new wi-fi card, psi, and ram to my pc and now it starts up but the monitor just goes black and that’s it. any help on this?
 
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Lutfij

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You need to give us more information as opposed to generically stating what you've done to your system. It helps us if we're not assuming things and getting towards a potential culprit.

Please list your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
 
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You need to give us more information as opposed to generically stating what you've done to your system. It helps us if we're not assuming things and getting towards a potential culprit.

Please list your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
CPU - amd ryzen 5 3600
mobo - ASRock B450
ssd - unknown 128gb nvme
hdd - seagate barracuda 1tb (2016)
gpu - nvidia 2060
RAM- corsair vengeance 2x8 GB RGB pro
psu - seasonic focus px-750
case - VRLA tech apollo prebuilt case
 
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You need to give us more information as opposed to generically stating what you've done to your system. It helps us if we're not assuming things and getting towards a potential culprit.

Please list your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
i also have a wireless fenvi 802.11AX/AC wi-fi adapter
 

Lafong

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Not sure what you wanted to accomplish by changing from this 16GB of RAM to that 16 GB of RAM.

Did you put the 2 new sticks into the same 2 slots that the old sticks were in?

Did you go to Asrock web site and investigate the compatible RAM list for your motherboard?
 
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Not sure what you wanted to accomplish by changing from this 16GB of RAM to that 16 GB of RAM.

Did you put the 2 new sticks into the same 2 slots that the old sticks were in?

Did you go to Asrock web site and investigate the compatible RAM list for your motherboard?
yeah i put the new ram sticks into the same slots as the old one and yeah the mobo is compatible with the new RAM
 

Lafong

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i have the ASRock b450m pro4 am4
What motivated you to change RAM at all?

Is your particular Corsair DDR 4 3200 2x8 kit on the list for that particular board? I'm too lazy to look for myself.

You could go to Crucial.com and use their configurator to tell you what Crucial ram is compatible. But it won't help for the Corsair you've already bought.
 
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What motivated you to change RAM at all?

Is your particular Corsair DDR 4 3200 2x8 kit on the list for that particular board? I'm too lazy to look for myself.

You could go to Crucial.com and use their configurator to tell you what Crucial ram is compatible. But it won't help for the Corsair you've already bought.
well long story short my d drive and c drive would both reach 100% when i would play any games resulting in slowed everything, pc freezing entirely, and graphics not loading and not being able to load into the games at all. this happened for a few months until a week ago when it just started working again. i also bought this pc prebuilt so it had decent cpu and gpu and mobo but everything else was budget based and i had no idea what was messing up my d drive and c drive so i bought new parts for the pc and just installed a new PSU , ram, wi-fi card, and i will be installing a new ssd once i get an enclosure.
 
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What motivated you to change RAM at all?

Is your particular Corsair DDR 4 3200 2x8 kit on the list for that particular board? I'm too lazy to look for myself.

You could go to Crucial.com and use their configurator to tell you what Crucial ram is compatible. But it won't help for the Corsair you've already bought.
and on pcpartpicker it says my mobo and ram are compatible
 

Lafong

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i bought new parts for the pc and just installed a new PSU , ram, wi-fi card, and i will be installing a new ssd once i get an enclosure.
Replacing parts until the problem goes away is always a solution. If the SSD, doesn't help, you can try motherboard, CPU, and CPU cooler. Don't forget virus scans, runaway processes, unknown applications running in the background, malware, etc.

A clean Windows install is always a possibility.
 
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Replacing parts until the problem goes away is always a solution. If the SSD, doesn't help, you can try motherboard, CPU, and CPU cooler. Don't forget virus scans, runaway processes, unknown applications running in the background, malware, etc.

A clean Windows install is always a possibility.
yeah i used norton for a month and it said i had a virus that they got rid of but nothing really changed and now my pc isn’t turning on. do you think it could be because i didn’t properly put in the ram? when i turn on my pc the screen goes black
 

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Your first post in this thread says:

"i just added a new wi-fi card, psi, and ram to my pc and now it starts up but the monitor just goes black and that’s it. any help on this?"

My first impulse would be to go back to the last combination of old parts that did NOT lead to a black screen.....................using as few parts as possible.

One ram stick.

One hard drive.

One CPU.

One PSU.

One motherboard.

No wireless card or anything else.

Outside of the case on a tabletop.

We have little or no idea which of your parts are broken. You have to determine that by experimentation since you don't have testing equipment. Trial and error.
 
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Your first post in this thread says:

"i just added a new wi-fi card, psi, and ram to my pc and now it starts up but the monitor just goes black and that’s it. any help on this?"

My first impulse would be to go back to the last combination of old parts that did NOT lead to a black screen.....................using as few parts as possible.

One ram stick.

One hard drive.

One CPU.

One PSU.

One motherboard.

No wireless card or anything else.

Outside of the case on a tabletop.

We have little or no idea which of your parts are broken. You have to determine that by experimentation since you don't have testing equipment. Trial and error.
i think tomorrow i’ll do so and see which part is actually not correctly put in it just doesn’t work with other components but i think i messed up somewhere near the psu when i was installing the moplex and sata cables.
 
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You replaced PSU.
Were both PSUs (old and new) modular?
Are you using original modular cables supplied with your PSU?

Modular cables are not compatible between different PSU models.
Using wrong modular cables can result in damage/death to devices connected.
the old psu was not modular and had the cables all connected to one hole on the psu while the new one was modular so i had to plug in all the right ones that came with it. so using other cables from different psu can kill your pc or just using the wrong cables in general? i hope i didn’t pay even more money just to ruin my pc even more.
 

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