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Ram beeps codes encountered but ram not issue

I have 4 sticks of 1gb ram I was getting the ram error beep code I believe it was 1 long beep. I took all but one ram stick out and it went away then added another and it was still fine but when I added the 3rd or 4thit came back. Then last week none of the ram stick work, I called Gigabyte and they said it was the processor so I bought a new one and replaced it and i still get the ram error beep codes. Please help

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  • icemanniu Oct 30, 2008

    Forgot to mention that we have also replaced the motherboard once and the video card.The error with using all four sticks still existed but again it worked for a time with only 2. I there a BIOS update that should fix this?

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It might be a bios problem but you might have the wrong ram modules so tell me first what ram does the mobo use and also what ram did you buy.

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ASUS P4V800D-X AMI BIOS AMERICAN MEGATRENDS BEEP CODES


Hello here is some beep codes:

Beep CodeDescriptions 1 short DRAM refresh failure 2 short Parity circuit failure 3 short Base 64K RAM failure 4 short System timer failure 5 short Process failure 6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error 7 short Virtual mode exception error 8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure 9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure 10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error 11 short Cache Memory error 1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure 1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed
My guess is you have a ram/memory module failure.
Try to renew the ram module.

The asus homepage is here:

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=p4v800d-x&p=1&os=

Here you can download a manual.
Please unzip the file when downloaded.

Your mainboard is using following type of ram:

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
4 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 4GB
PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory
.

These module does not exist bigger than 1GB.

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Cmos beep codes


do you know which bios your computer is running ?

AMI BIOS beep codes 1 beep - DRAM refresh failure
2 beeps - Parity Circuit Failure
3 beeps - Base 64K RAM failure
4 beeps - System Timer Failure
5 beeps - Processor Failure
6 beeps - Keyboard Controller / Gate A20 Failure
7 beeps - Virtual Mode Exception Error
8 beeps - Display Memory Read/Write Failure
9 beeps - ROM BIOS Checksum Failure
10 beeps - CMOS Shutdown Register Read/Write Error

Phoenix BIOS BEEP codes. 1-1-3 CMOS write/read failure.
1-1-4 BIOS ROM checksum error.
1-2-1 System timer failure. (Programmable Interval Timer PIT)
1-2-2 DMA (direct Memory Access) failure.
1-2-3 DMA page register failure.
1-3-1 RAM refresh failure.
1-3-3 64K RAM chip or data line failure.
1-3-4 64K RAM odd/even logic failure.
1-4-1 64K RAM address line failure.
1-4-2 64K RAM parity error.
2-?-? Any beep series starting with 2 beeps indicates a 64K RAM chip or data line error.
3-1-1 Master DMA register test.
3-1-2 Mslave DMA register failure.
3-1-3 Master interrupt mask register failure.
3-1-4 Slave interrupt mask register failure.
3-2-4 Keyboard controller failure.
3-3-4 Screen (video) memory failure.
3-4-1 Screen initialization failure.
3-4-2 Screen retrace failure.
4-2-1 Timer tick interrupt test failure.
4-2-2 Shutdown test failure.
4-2-4 Unexpected interrupt in protected mode.
4-3-1 RAM test failure above address 0FFFFh (64K +)
4-3-3 Interval timer channel 2 test failure.
4-3-4 Time of day clock failure.
4-4-1 Serial port test failure.
4-4-2 Parallel port test failure.
4-4-3 Math Co-processor failure.
BEEP codes may vary dependent upon the revision of BIOS. This list is for reference only

hope this helps

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The beeps actually refer to memory not just RAM, it could be the memory on your graphics card or the cache ram on your processor. Or it could be a compatibility issue between memory sticks.

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When I turn on my computer i hears a few double beeps and I don't see anything on my monitor while computer sounds like it running


Here is a link for with some information for the GA-M55plus-S3G motherboard:
http://china.giga-byte.com/FileList/Manual/motherboard_manual_ga-m55plus-s3g_3.x_e.pdf

The below was taken out of the document:


The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However, they are
only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case.

�� AWARD BIOS Beep Codes

1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: DRAM error
Continuous short beeps: Power error

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The beeps you hear are BIOS Beep Codes. Sort of like a Morse code, if you know what that is. Every computer has it's own BIOS program, and version of that program. Each BIOS has it's own Beep Codes.

Taking a guess, as I don't know what BIOS program or version you have, it sounds like a ram memory issue.
Suggest you,

1.Unplug the computer

2.Open the computer case

3.TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, to relieve you body of Static electricity. Static will silently fry out your delicate computer hardware components. You won't see it or feel it.

4.Remove the ram stick/s. Reinstall the ram stick/s. (Stick/s means one ram stick, or two, three, or four ram sticks)

You may have just had a loose ram stick.

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It sounds like either RAM or VIDEO problem to me. (I can't remember the specific beep sequence for AMI bios errors).

Hard to diagnose in Laptops.... if it was a desktop you can just start swapping out the RAM DIMMS..... are you techo enough to check whether you have 1 or 2 RAM cards installed? If 2 then run it with each card in turn to see if it boots (indicating 1 faulty RAM stick). If only 1 then try running MEMTEST on it to see if any errors. (I like HIRENS if you have it... I think it usually has latest MEMTEST on it).

If your cards all pass then its very likely a video problem. If its onboard video with no expansion slot (likely in a laptop) then you may be buggered.

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

You must count the beeps.

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The short then long beep error is indicative of a RAM memory issue. I had the same problem and had to use a process of elimination to determine the bad RAM. Place a RAM stick in slot 1 one at a time. The RAM stick(s) that give the short-long beep error are bad. If all RAM gives you the error it is more likely you have a bad board

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