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Solved: Intel beep codes

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  1. philtivvy

    philtivvy Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I have a computer with an Intel DG845 motherboard.
    This morning it beeped at me 3 times but wouldf not boot up.
    The intel website says this code signifies a base 64k memory failure and suggests cleaning and reseating the memory.
    All this is fair enough but I dont know what the "base 64 memory" is, I have two DIMM slots with I think 1Gb memory but I would not know where to look for this much smaller memory.
    Can anyone help please
    regards
    phil
     
  2. win2kpro

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    Base 64 memory is the first 64KB of memory it is not another memory stick.

    Clean and reset the memory. If the problem continues build a CD of floppy drive with Memtest 86+, boot the machine with the Memtest diagnostic program and let it make a minimum of 4 full passes on each stick of memory.

    If Memtest comes up with any errors on either stick of memory they may need to be replaced.

    If Memtest discovers a considerable amount of errors, before you change memory examine the capacitors on the motherboard very carefully and see if you have any with swollen or bulging tops, or any leaking fluid. Sometimes bad motherboard capacitors will mimick defective memory.
     
  3. philtivvy

    philtivvy Thread Starter

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    Hi win2kpro
    It has been a long time but once again you personally have come to my aid like a knight in shining armour, where do you keep your white stetson?
    thank you.
    regards
    phil
     
  4. win2kpro

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    You're welcome, hope it's just a stick of memory bad rather than the board.
     
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