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Dell E510 Memory

One day last week when I turn on my computer(dell e510) start making a beep sound and nothing came on the monitor. I search dell site and found beep sequence 1 3 2 or light 3 4 or 1 is somthing wrong with memory. I bought another set of memory tried to start up is does the same beep again. If anyone have solution please e-mail me that you.

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Re: Dell E510 Memory

I deal with this sort of thing alot with servers. Easiest thing to try first is reseat the memory.

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Re: Dell E510 Memory

One thing worth trying is taking out the cmos battery (only do this if you are confident you know what you are doing on a motherboard). leave the battery out for at least a couple of minutes and then reinstall the battery (ideally with a new one). restart and you may find you have cured the problem and that your old memory was fine. If this doesn't appear to help (definitely replace the battery even if you think it is fairly new)and jump the CLR CMOS pins. (ask again if you need help on this). second to try is see if you can update the bios drivers from the dell site onto a disk on another machine - use as a boot disk and see what you get. after that i would suspect the power pack, there is no real way to test this without connecting it to another motherboard and seeing if it is fine. alternative would be to just replace it with an equivalent unit, they are not too costly. After this i would suspect major motherboard or bios damage, which may be fixable but is usually cheaper to replace the whole board if you have inserted the wrong type(frequency/size/combination) of memory sets into the board it can often cause this sort of trouble, and often a CMOS clr and reset can solve the problem Please let me know if you need talking through the process - (it is not too complicated, but you can cause damage if you do not know what you are doing) Hope this helps :)

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