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Constant beep when power up

I added an additional 512MB of ram to my computer and i unpluged the drivers to get to it. I blew out dust and plugged everything back in. now the computer has a constant beep when I turn on the power. I unplugged blew out more dust and switched the drivers jsut in case i got them mixed up and there really made a difference. What now?

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  • neemac78 Nov 15, 2008

    Sorry meant to say i didnt think it really made a difference to switching the drivers.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    what driver did you switch? Take out the memory upgrade and see what it does.

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Continuous Beep = No Power, Loose Card, or Short.make sure all the cards are inserted correctly and also check your memory, make sure it is in the dimm slots properly

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On A gateway GT5670, I replaced the 2 512mb ram with a 2G Now when I turn on computer I get no video


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I think the problem may lie with the newly installed RAM.
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  • Remove the RAM.
  • Check the RAM's slot and probably blow out any dust in it.
  • Check the pins on the RAM and make sure they are not damaged.
  • Fit the RAM back into its slot making sure its fully seated.
Also,check the graphics card.
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Make sure all power and interface connections to and from the hard drives are well fitted.

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When i instal a new 2 Gb RAM my computer wont power on an keeps beeping,,,it is a refubished one,,and it comes along with a 512MB RAM that works perfectly


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Clean the gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the ram memory modules, with a pencil eraser.
Use air to remove the eraser dust.
(Can of compressed air for computers, or air pressure from your mouth will be sufficient)

Reinstall the ram memory modules, close the computer case, plug the computer into power.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

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Motherboard for compaq pcsr5109uk have upgraded to 1,5 GB this adding a 1 GB ram since doing this pc will not boot up,pc has said that the mother board has died this has only started since new ram have...


From what you have stated, the original ram memory was two sticks of 512MB.
It's PC2-5300
(DDR2 Sdram at 667MegaHertz)

When installing ram memory, and installing two sticks with one stick being larger, the larger stick of ram memory is installed in Slot 1.

This is the ram memory slot that is closest to the Processor.
(The Processor reads Slot 1 first)
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Scroll down for the motherboard illustration, and photo.

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1) What type, and size of 1GB ram memory did you install?

2) What ram memory slot did you install it in?

3) Did you follow anti-static precautions BEFORE you put your hands inside your computer, and BEFORE you took that ram memory stick out of it's protective anti-static bag?

[Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

You may not even see it, or feel it.
Poof!
No computer.

Computer unplugged from power, computer on a table, computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame to relieve your body of Static.

{A couch, bed, or directly on a carpet floor are HIGH areas of Static]

Before you answer my questions try this;

If the two sticks of 512MB PC2-5300 are still installed, follow anti-static precautions, and remove them.

Take a pencil eraser, and clean the gold plated contact pins on the bottom of each ram module. (Stick)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Generic_DDR_Memory_%28Xytram%29.jpg

(The above example is DDR Sdram, not DDR2 Sdram. I posted the link so that the gold plated contacts are clearly shown.

DDR Sdram has 184 contact pins.
92 on each side.
DDR2 Sdram has 240 contact pins.
120 on each side)

Remove the eraser dust with air. Use a can of compressed air for computers, or air pressure from your mouth.

Reinstall the ram memory modules.

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Hold the button in for a count of Five seconds.
(Count 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005)

Let go of the Power On button.
Do this procedure two more times.

What you are doing is clearing CMOS Error Codes, and resetting BIOS back to the factory settings.

Plug the computer back into power.
WAIT 1 minute, then turn the computer on.

I await your findings, and answers to my questions.

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