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Hi, I have emachine w1500 model computer ,when I bougth it had 128 mb ram. I added one stick ram 128mb 2weeks ago, yestoday I started my computer it was making beep noise and I try to restart it started and I checked the ram amounth it was 128 mb.Other stick of ram was missing , then I turned of the computer and I swiched the memory sticks I restarted the computer everythinks were okey ram amounth were 256 ,today same think happen again I tryed one by one everythings were okey.I know one of the memory stick is bad how to know which one is realy bad memory stick please help
 
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If all was aok bef u added the new stick, then I'd say that cuz of the irratic behavior-- the new stick does not play very well w/ the original. There is however the remote possibility u may hav done some damage during handlin since u were switchin them aroun a bit. So to be sure, I would recommend runnin the machine for awhile w/just 1 stick of 128 to see how it behaves. That is if u can afford that luxury of a thing called, "Time".
 

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firstable thanks for advice ,I took off one of the stick and couple day I will try then I m going to take of the one which is in now then I will try otherone for couple days.But one of the memory stick is bad definity rigth? accualy one of them not verry good rigtht?
 
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Not necessarily bad; the more likely scenario is that the new one just doesn't play well with the original.

How old is that eMachine ? What kinda memory does it take ?
Ur not mixing PC133 w/ PC100 r u ? Some of the more newer PC133 is not downward compatible w/pc100. Even if it is a downward compatible pc133.... it still may not work well with pc100.
 

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the computer which I bougth is refurneshed it has amd athlon 1600+xp cpu and it worked 2 weeks(except starting problem sometimes it doesnt start I unplug the power cable and I try restart and it start usualy I called tocompany they send me new power supplayer but still same ) okey with the 256 mb yestoday and today I have heard beep noise
 
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So what ur sayin is that the PSU has just been replaced, right ?

And when u say beep noise r u referrin to the POST-good single beep signal that u normally here as the pc is bootin up ? Or r u talkin bout somethin else ?
 

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rigth its new upsifferent problem.yestoday and today I heard just beep beep beepbeep noise and it didnt bootup and I turned off and on couple time and finely bootup but warning cameup said my memory amouth has been changed it was showing amouth o f memory 128mb but it had to be 256 and computer bootedup with the 128mb then I chacked again amouth of ram from system propery it was 128. I turned off my computer I swiched the rams stick then restarted it it worked booted normal I checked amouth of memory it was 256 that time yestoday and todays beep noise is unusual
 
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Sorry, can't comprehend what ur spelling there on the "upsifferent problem." is. Please restate.

Also, is todays beep noise unusual (somethinelse), or usual in the sense of a single "Pwr Good" beep. ? Not clear on that one either.
 

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it was keep beeping like this beep beep beep beep beep, it wasnt normal bootup beep
 
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All the beeping started right after the memory change/addition,
right ? If that's true, think i'd dump that new stick you just got.
Hav u tried goin to crucial.com. U should be able to find a match there for ur pc. May be worth lookin into.

Not really sure of what 5 beeps mean on the beep codes there.
Gonna hav to chek on that later.

Update: Just chek'd a site on award beep codes. 5 beeps I guess could be interpreted as Continuous Beeping I guess which they say is usually problems with System Memory, which ur havin.
So as i suspected ur beepin cuz of the memory incompatability.
Course tis based on Award Bios. What Bios do u hav ?
 

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yes all beeping started after memory checked and it wasnt 5 beeps it was keep continuing beep sounds.probably one of the memory stick is bad Im going to buy new one. one question if I have bad stick memory still work but not 100% some times it gives problem to the computer rigth?
 
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yep ! As I had said in a prior post, the new stick may not be necessarily bad. It; in all probaly is just incompatible with ur original 128mb stick.
 

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meigth be heat too.Computer has just one fan its for cpu coolig thats all .I had checked the heat of cpus' and motherboards' before I installed twonewcasefan heat of cpu was 126f and heat of motherboard was 109.Now heat of cpu is 117f and heat of motherboard is 106. I added other memory stic every thinks look okey I hope
 
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Ur Athlon XP1600+ is probaly a Palomino Core. They tend to Run a bit hotter than the Thoroughbred's. 117F is bout 47C. That is well within AMD tolerances for temp. Mine runs @ 45-46C under medium load. Gets a little hotter, (49-51C) when i run intense video/dvd rendering; heavier load stuff, ya know.
 
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