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Mattman5791

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hey guys I have been having alot of trouble with my computer. Let me start at the top. for a while now my computer will randomly shut off when I am in the middle of using it. After it shuts its self off it makes a beeping noise over and over which I learned means memory error. But I have ram in my computer so whats going on is it damaged or some thing. Also just recently when I turned my computer on it would go to a black screen and this would come up in the top left corner heres what it says.

NVIDIA VANTA BIOS V2.05.13.04
copyright © 1996-1999 NVIDIA CORP.
08.0 MB RAM


So does this mean I only have 8 mb of ram because I looked up my ram on my computer and it says I have 512 mb of ram. I am just confused as to if I need new ram because mine is damaged or is this something else wrong with my computer. I will give you alot of props if you can tell me my problem and how to fix it because I have had to live with this for about a year now trying to figure out whats wrong. Once again thanks.
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2 Short Beeps Your computer has memory problems. First check video. If video is working, you'll see an error message. If not, you have a parity error in your first 64K of memory. First check your SIMM's. Reseat them and reboot. If this doesn't do it, the memory chips may be bad. You can try switching the first and second banks memory chips. First banks are the memory banks that your CPU finds its first 64K of base memory in. You'll need to consult your manual to see which bank is first. If all your memory tests good, you probably need to buy another motherboard.
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its not two short beeps its repeated beeps over and over which means bad ram i think right?
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Click this for a guide to using Memtest


Click this to download Memtest


Run it overnight if possible
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Beep codes.

http://www.pcstats.c...?articleID=1223
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