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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fohsie, May 8, 2008.

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  1. fohsie

    fohsie Thread Starter

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    Can anyone tell me what 3 beeps mean, my board is Intel D945 GCCR. My computer beeps 3 times and then just won't start up and also that this beep thing doesn't always happen, it happens sometimes and other times the system will boot quite normally.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    I put this in your own thread. When you have a problem, please start your own thread rather than posting on someone's thread. The reason for this is that with one problem per thread, it is difficult at best to follow what has/has not been done. With multiple problem per post, it is impossible.

    Here is a link to intel beep codes FWIW it sounds like a failing board however you can attempt the troubleshooting tasks in the article.
     
  3. kev1952

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    As the graphics are onboard the only likely suspect would be a RAM chip. Some systems are very finicky when it comes to inserting RAM chips - pull the RAM and make sure the RAM sockets are clean (no dust). If they are dusty give them a good clean with either a can of compressed air or a soft brush. Re-insert the RAM chip(s) making doubly sure the "click" properly in to place. Test the machine. If the problem still persists put your finger on the top edge of the RAM chip and gently rock it from side to side. Test again.

    The problem being intermittent is also not unusual as any slight movement of the case can cause the chip to make and break the contacts.
     
  4. fohsie

    fohsie Thread Starter

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    What does 3 beeps - Base 64 K memory failure means, does it correspond to a RAM problem or a motherboard problem.

    My system is still under warranty, what should i do?
     
  5. crjdriver

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    If it is still under warranty, return it.

    If you read the article, it tells you what it means; a memory problem. Beep codes are not designed to give you detailed instructions. They are designed to show you where to look for a problem. In this case, it is either memory OR the memory controller on the board.
     
  6. kev1952

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    Fully agree with the above - send it back if it's under warranty. If you fiddle with it you could end up voiding the warranty.
     
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