Before declaring that my PC is dead and go on with buying new components I was wondering whether I could do some tests before deciding.
Basically a month or so ago I installed a new CPU Heatsink and 2 new RAM sticks. Everything was working in order until yesterday when the bios was giving a two-tone siren beep code (which for my mobo means either overheating or DRAM voltage error.
I removed the CPU heatsink and installed it again with new thermal paste so that I know for certain that it is installed correctly.
When this was done and I went to switch on the PC it was then giving me a new beep code (1 long and continuous) which for my mobo means incorrectly installed RAM.
I removed all RAMs and tried them one by one on each of the 4 slots I have and the same code kept on repeating itself.
Lastly I tried to start the BIOS on default mode and the pc switched on but nothing showed up on screen (not even a beep). When I put the jumper back in normal mode the PC starts and the same long and continuous beep sounds off.
In short I now have the long and continuous beep code and don't know what it could be. I tried 8 different RAM Modules on each of the 4 slots on my mobo and still the same error.
Could it be that all my RAM slots on the mobo have died or something? Is there something I can do to fix this? I will be giving the PC to a technician in a couple of weeks time but was wondering whether I can do anything to fix this because he will probably tell me I need a new one so that I buy it from him.
I thank you for reading this and looking forward for your advice.
Motherboard is Abit AN8 SLI and the manual can be found here: http://www.manualsli...it-An8-Sli.html