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When boot the system it just makes a steady beeping sound

The system was fine but I guess the memory I tried to stick in was incompatble with the mother board

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Change the memory
or you can also try cleaning the memory with alcohol or use a eraser to clean the contacts of the memory

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K7SOM has a series of beeps that are steady..No display.


If it is a long steady beeps , then it could be a problem with the memory.
try reseating the memory,try swapping the memory slots.try to boot the system with individual memory by doing this we will come to know whether the memory slot or the memory itself is gone faulty or not.
most of the cases reseating the memory will fix the issue.

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I have a dell dimension 4600. It has original memory cards installed. 2 256 MB for a total of 512 ram. I recently tried to install 1 GB memory card. When I start up computer it beeps several times,...


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several beeps in a system is caused by a memory issue -- If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.

Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.

If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.

If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.

the specs can be found at this link
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/specs.htm

the system you have is upgradable to 4G of RAM, and this RAM must be installed in equal pairs
so if you have 4 slots to insert memory in (assuming you will retain the 2 256M) , you must install the other slots by 2 512M, 2 1G or 2 2G DIMMs -- make sure you isntall exact same DIMMs, dont mix memory makers or specs, other than what Dell specifies

memory type must be
PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM
(non-ECC)

i hope this helps --

Dec 09, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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1 long steady beep medion 3100


To my experience one long beep usually is a memory problem. It could be the memory stick itself or it could be the memory slot on the mother board. If you have another memory stick, try to boot the computer with that stick. Try as well to use the other slot. If one of the stick works but not the other, you have a defective memory stick and need to replace it. If one memory slot works but not the other, then it's a problem with the slot itself and there is no fix for it, you would need to replace the mother board if that is the case.

Dec 18, 2009 | Medion Computers & Internet

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Satelite L505 powers up then steady beep/won't


Remove and re-seat the memory (RAM) modules.
The task is non-destructive / harmless.

Sep 28, 2009 | Toshiba Satelite A135-S2286 Notebook

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Did not boot and with 3 beep sound


Remove added memory
If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.
  • Additional information about determining the type of memory to use in a memory upgrade can be found on document CH000910.
Open computer and reseat memory
Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.
Swap memory location
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.
Try another computers memory
If you have access to another computer that uses the same type of memory try using its known good memory in your computer.
If another computers memory works you know that you have bad memory. If another computers memory does not work and it is compatible with your computer unfortunately your motherboard and/or the slots on the motherboard are defective causing it to be unable to properly read the memory, which means the motherboard will have to be replaced.
Replace memory
If you've determined or believe that the memory in y our computer is bad we suggest that you replace it.

Aug 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Vostro bios post beeps


Either your memory sticks are bad or, you have too much memory in the slots. Computers can accept a lot of memory but they can only recognize a certain amount. Make sure you don't have too much.

Jul 31, 2009 | Dell Vostro 420 Desktop Computer

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3 beep sound coming


Open your chassis (cabinet) and look for the bios jumper on the motherboard. It is located near the SATA ports next to the Front Auxiliary Fan connector. Put the jumper in 2-3 to enable maintenance mode. This will allow you to enter bios settings. Then redo any changes that you had made, i.e. reset the memory configuration to auto and save the changes and exit.
Now replace the jumper in 1-2 position. Reboot. And your system will work fine.

Apr 16, 2008 | Intel D945GNT Motherboard

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Warning beep no boot


Re-seat the video card and memory first,
if it continues to beep count the beeps 3 long ,3 short .etc
they mean a code.
if you have 2 sticks of memory try using one.

Feb 14, 2008 | HP Bestec ATX-250-12ZD 250w HP Pavillion...

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Memory Installation problems


Intermittent problems just about always indicate a hardware problem. Assuming that you've put both memory cards in channel B and they worked fine, I would think the memory cards are OK. The only thing left at that point is the motherboard.

Dec 09, 2007 | Intel D945GCZ Motherboard

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PC beeping, monitor will not display


we have different sound we can hear in cases of hardware problem, once the video card has loose contact it also beep continously, a beep sound also occurs when the ram(memory card) loose contact, one beep sound when it boot clearly it proceeds as go signal going to operating system. if you are using an upgraded video card remove temporarily and use the on-board from your motherboard. in case that it won't boot and still you hear a beep, beep ,sound then, switch-off the power take out the memory card clean the contact points(bronze color) with pencil eraser, make sure that no remaining residues of eraser remained before you install to the slot. i hope that this solves your problem

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