Ahhh someone help!
Posted 21 August 2010 - 09:45 PM
Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:54 AM
The HDD does not beep, is it the normal POST beep (Power On Self Test)
the HDD beeps once and the screen just stays black.
this beep comes from the MB speaker.
What is the make and model number of the psu so we can do some research.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 04:01 AM
Edited by AndyBass, 22 August 2010 - 04:02 AM.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 03:56 PM
Please provide your motherboard details, make and model and give us more details on the beep you hear, is it the normal beep you hear on boot up, this is important.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:38 PM
EDIT: Finally got the mobo speaker to work. Getting 1 long repeating beep. RAM obviously. Im using 667Mhz DDR2, board says it supports up to 1066. Am i wrong on this? Do i have to get 1066Mhz RAM? Also, will it truly solve my issue? Had same issue with old Mobo when RAM was perfectly compatible.
Edited by AndyBass, 22 August 2010 - 08:03 PM.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:29 AM
The Award BIOS beep does suggest either a bad stick of Ram (or two) or
a bad Ram slot (or two) on the MB.
Try one stick at a time in each slot and see if this makes a difference.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 02:12 AM
Stick 1 when placed in the right side ram socket = Same RAM error beep
Stick 1 when placed in the left side ram socket = Finally POST!
Stick 2 when placed in the right ram socket = Same RAM error beep
Stick 2 when placed in the left side ram socket = Blank screen but no beep
When Stick 1 is placed in left side ram socket & Stick 2 is placed in right side ram socket = Blank screen but no beep
Vice versa = beep
Im kinda having a feeling its the stick, but why wont Stick 1 work in right side slot? Arghhh
Could the RAM socket on a brand new motherboard really be bad? If so why would i have the same issue on old mobo?
Edited by AndyBass, 23 August 2010 - 02:17 AM.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:32 AM
What is the history with the Ram, are they a matching pair purchased at the same time?
What I suggest is go with stick one in the left slot for now and get your system up and
running and at least this way you can do some diagnostics using software such as Memtest.
http://www.memtest.org/ and Sandra Lite http://download.cnet...4-10556571.html
When you install Sandra Lite go to the Tools tab>Analysis and Advice and it will create
a report to your screen highlighting any problems and possible fixes.
Let us know how it goes and good luck.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:36 AM
Edited by AndyBass, 23 August 2010 - 07:37 AM.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:06 AM
Yes I have also read many times not to mix Ram manufacturers so I don`t.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:41 AM
Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:44 PM
The store may have had a bad batch of boards, Ram or both.
It may be time to consider other manufacturers for both the MB and Ram, what have
the computer store said about this? Are they helpful?
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