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2 quick beep codes

When I power up, I get nothing but 2 quick beep codes. I've R & R the ram--to no avail. Then I removed the extra video card and plugged the monitor into the built in card. I still get 2 real quick beeps.

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You're right about 2 beeps means "No RAM Detected"
Maybe re-check the RAM chips for bad connections or broken pin.
Also you could measure DC power to the RAM connectors.
Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: dell dimension 3000 memory card

if your pc is old, it may not be compatible with that amount of memory.. check to see your are buying the correct type of memory, a lot of pc's vary depending on model.. be sure to push down firmly when installing the memory stick.. hope this helps

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Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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SOURCE: emachines single beep

It may be necessary to enter the BIOS setup to disable the integrated video and/or turn on the PCI slot(s).
It varies but entering the BIOS setup uses one or more keys (sometimes Esc, sometimes F1) that are pressed right after power on. Check your user guide to see which key give you access.
Most systems aren't smart enough to do that on their own and you may have the system looking at two video processors at the same time and is unable to resolve the conflict.

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could be the cpu, its prolly the only thing you havent tested. or the power supply.

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SOURCE: won't boot..getting 2 short beep codes..have tried memory that i know is good.

Its the problem with the memory only. the memory u get from dell will noit suite ur pc. try changing the same type and speed memory

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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