I thought I'd upgrade my RAM from 8 to 16gb in preparation for a new version of Steel Beasts; and to get better performance in DCS. I check that a RAM change doesn't trigger those annoying DCS reactivation requirements. Buy two sticks, turn off power, unplug everything, open the case, ground myself, pop the old sticks, slot in the new sticks, close case, plug everything back in, press power switch, nothing. Not even a light or a fan moving.
Try the old sticks, nothing. Take it to the local PC guy who sold me the RAM. Power supply dead [how the fark did that happen?]. Buy new power supply. He installs, then restarts - immediate blue screen.
I leave it with him to reinstall windows and head off to NZ. He just called - my hard drive (which he thankfully backed up) has errors causing the blue screens and preventing windows being reinstalled. New hard-drive required and now I'm going to have to reinstall every damn thing. And lose activations in DCS...