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  1. Ber209

    Ber209 Member

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    I would appreciate it very much if anyone knows whats going on with my computer. I was going to add some ram to my computer and when I put the extra ram in my computer it wouldnt load properly. when I booted up for about the first 10 seconds it was fine but then it started to beep continually???? It won't even get to the start screen....any ideas???
     
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    check to see all ram sticks are properly seated
     
  3. Ber209

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    yep did that
     
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    take new ram outto see if still beeps. reseat all cards, ram & cables
     
  5. Ber209

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    okay then what???
     
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    You need to match the speed of the RAM and make sure you purchased the right type. Try pulling the RAM modules out and swap them and see if this still happens. Generall a faster module in front of an older slower module will reduce its speed to match that of the older one when placed ahead of the slower one. In short swap bank 0 with bank 1 or DIMM 0 with DIMM 1.
     
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    all the ram is the same speed.....I tried to replace it and it still beeps upon load up
     
  8. 1Adonis4u

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    Hello there...

    If computer beeps continually after inserting new RAM then your motherboard "does not like" that type of memory.

    Try buying RAM that specifically works with your Motherboard.

    You probably bought generic RAM, right?

    Adonis
     
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    well how do I get it to stop beeping.....once I put the better ram in should it just start working again because I have tried numers kinds of ram CYBEReMEDIA 512 MB DDR266 PC266
     
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    I have tried three different kinds of ram....including the same ram i had in there when it was working and it is still beeping??
     
  11. retro78

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    I had a prob with ram too, but no beeping tho, it just wouldn't recognise the new ram, so i ended up with the same amount ram, with the new ram inserted.

    maybe your board is freaked up , and you need a new1 !


    hope ya fix it !
     
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    Ya thanks me too....anyone have any ideas????
     
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    Have you gone into the bios and gave a look around to see if everything is correctly configured for the addition of new RAM?
     
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    try using just your old ram and see if you still get the beeps.
     
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    clear the cmos & make certain the ram is seatted all the way as sometimes the middle section might not go all the way to the bottom of the socket
     
  16. 1Adonis4u

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    Those beeping sounds have a meaning depending on what they sound like... From http://www.rnrtech.com/techhelp/PChelp.html

    Symptom:
    My system will not boot up. It beeps a series of beeps and then does nothing.

    Probable cause:
    You have some sort of hardware problem.

    Possible solution:
    Those beeps are actually telling you something.
    They are called POST error codes.

    Here is a list of what some of the POST error codes commonly mean and how to fix them:


    One beep, repeating - DRAM refresh failure.
    Try reseating or replacing your RAM.

    Three beeps, repeating - Base 64-Kbyte RAM failure.
    Try reseating or replacing your RAM.

    Four beeps, repeating - System timer failure.
    Try reseating or replacing your battery or motherboard.

    Five beeps, repeating - Processor failure.
    Try reseating or replacing your CPU.

    Six beeps, repeating - Keyboard controller error.
    Try reseating or replacing your keyboard.

    Seven beeps, repeating - Virtual mode exception error.
    Try reseating or replacing your RAM.

    Nine beeps, repeating - BIOS checksum failure.
    Try reseating or replacing your BIOS and/or battery (if you don't have a soldering iron, or don't want to spend the time, try to replacing your motherboard)


    One long beep followed by three short beeps - Memory test failure.
    Try reseating or replacing your RAM.

    One long beep followed by eight short beeps - Display test failure.
    Try reseating or replacing your video card.

    In all cases above where that does not fix the problem, you may need to replace your motherboard.

    There is no standard for POST error codes, although the above list is generally correct, so you MAY not have the problem listed. A few things to try in anycase are:

    Remove all of your cards and reseat them.
    Remove your RAM and reseat it.
    Remove your cables (from the motherboard and devices) and replug them in
    Replace your motherboard.
    Replace your CPU.
     
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    yeah It just goes beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep....and so on and so forth......i have tried different ram and the same in all the different slots and rest all cords and cards?????? what is going on??
     
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    it sounds like my disk drive is trying to boot up but it just clicks and doesnt turn over then the comp starts to beep
     
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    I had a Gateway product and they told me if its continuous beeping then your motherboard is fried...it just happened to me and I had to get a new computer and back up my drive...after a while it just shut intto hibernation mode continously and you'll never get back in....go to Best Buy and bring it to geek squad or call 1800-433-5778 and they can help but it costs.....
     

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