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won't post...long beep...I think it's a memory problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nooyawkah, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. nooyawkah

    nooyawkah Guest Thread Starter

    I did somehing stupid (so what else is new) and I have no intention of telling the memory manufacturer what I did.

    I have a KD7 mobo (Phoenix Award Bios) and 512 PC2100 RAM. The stupid thing I did was buy a memory cooler at CompUSA on impulse. If you've never seen one it's 2 metal pieces with some kind of heatsink that fit on each side of the stick. They attach with 2 way tape and one side had an additional strip of thermal tape. Then you use 2 clips to hold the thing together and snap it in the usual memory slot.

    The trouble was I couldn't get it to fit; even removed the video card for extra work room. I guess it wasn't in tightly enough, no matter how many times I tried to reseat it. Each time I got one long beep, pause, one long beep, pause, etc. and no post. Then I removed the cooler from the memory stick but the result was the same. Maybe I slightly bent it, maybe I messed it up by touching it away from the edges. I really don't know.

    Is this beep code a memory error? Is there any way to deal with it short of replacing it? Any suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. Party Boy

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    Beep code details can be found at

    http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

    but if it is one beep repeated ad infinitum then the chances are it's RAM, if reseating it doesn't do the trick then the RAM or the DIMM slot has gone, try the RAM in another slot and see how that goes. If it still fails to post then the RAM has gone, examine the copper contacts along the edge see if any have burnt out if they have then you've probably voided your warranty. If the RAM is still unmarked then you stand a good chance of getting it replaced under warranty
     
  3. nooyawkah

    nooyawkah Guest Thread Starter

    The vendor has agreed to replace the memory. :D :D :D
     
  4. Party Boy

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    Lucky man! :)
     
  5. nooyawkah

    nooyawkah Guest Thread Starter

    Lucky in love as well (at least the 2nd time). Who could ask for more?
     
  6. Party Boy

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    A big pastrami sandwich and life would be complete ;)
     
  7. nooyawkah

    nooyawkah Guest Thread Starter

    A big pastrami sandwich and life would be complete


    Now you've gone and unleashed one of my pasions. The doctor has, and rightly so, limited this exercise to twice a year max. It seems I sometimes get the overwhelming urge for a pastrami, chopped liver and onion sandwich on rye from the Second Avenue Deli in NYC. (Don't knock it tii you've tried it).
    Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. :D
     
  8. Party Boy

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    Eep is Pastrami that bad for you? I have it every day in my packed lunches at work! minus the copped liver and onion - you're sick!! :p
     
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