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(Solved) Continuous beep won't boot Award Bios

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  1. cjsmith22

    cjsmith22 Thread Starter

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    switch the power on and nothing happens except for a continuous beeping. any ideas?


    OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 98 Second Edition (H3660) [WIN98SE]

    MOTHERBOARD: RM Aopen MX36LE MicroATX VIA Apollo PLE133 Chipset [MX36LE]

    CPU: Celeron 800MHz KNI (100MHz Front Side Bus)

    RAM: 64MB (SDRAM) (upgraded to 256mb)

    VIDEO: VGA Integrated Via VT8601 [_ATRI2D]
    SOUND: Integrated AC97 Audio (AD1885 CODEC) [0AVIAC97]
     
  2. thib4

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    a long shot


    have you tried unplugging the keyboard then try booting up
     
  3. cjsmith22

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    sorry ! how dumb am i ? faulty RAM.....not sure why it's faulty though...how does it just stop working?
     
  4. Davey7549

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    Is this sound continuous with no breaks in it.
    Your Motherboard Aopen MX36LE use Award BIOS and a continuous no break sound upon initial boot generally means RAM failure. If you have more than one stick of RAM in your system remove stick from slot zero and replace it with ram stick in slot one. See if your system will boot.
    Also do you see but one line on your monitor saying award bios such and such?

    Dave
     
  5. cjsmith22

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    cheers fellas. old RAM didn't work in either slot ,just replaced it with a 256 stick, now works fine.

    one question though - new RAM stick says 256mb ECC PC100 on the packet - go to look at it in my computer and it shows up as 248 mb. whats all that about?
     
  6. Davey7549

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    8MB is allocated for onboard video.

    Glad to see all is well. Can we consider matter solved?

    Dave
     
  7. cjsmith22

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    matter solved dave ! cheers mate !
     
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