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How to rectify RAM read/write failure in DELL Studio XPS Desktop

When the desktop is made on, it starts beeping - beeps continous 4 times , then stops and again beeps 4 times and this goes on.There is no display coming to the monitor. As per set-up guide supplied with the Desktop , four beeps indicate possible problem " RAM read/write failure" I want to know how to attend the problem

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SOURCE: when i turn on my



stop Turning on.
the reason may be either of them:

1. Hardware faulty.
2. Loose cables/cards
3. Bad CMOS clock.

we deal with all of them.

1. Change CMOS Battery and short free the RAM by jumper(Uou need to check the manual or let me know the model.
2.reseat all the cables and Cards.
Boot the system Now.
Still give a long Beep?

(It may be a Hardware gone bad) But we need the confirmation for HW itself. We may conduct tests.

Dell Systems are reliable and least troublesome.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Hello,

This issue might happen due to RAM.

To resolve this issue:
Turn of the power supply for your desktop.
Please remove the side case on your tower(CPU).
find the RAM slot and remove the RAM from the Slot.
Clean the RAM terminals with the help of cloth or Eraser.
After cleaning place the RAM on RAM slot.
Now try to turn ON the PC desktop. If it is working thats fine or else you need to replace another RAM to check.

Please refer the below figure to find the RAM Slot and the lock to remove the RAM.

satheeshd_3.jpg

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SOURCE: My computer is a dell

6 Beeps in your Studio XPS 8100 computer indicates Video Card failure.

The Motherboard is unable to detect the Video Card properly or not at all.

Try removing and re-seating the Video Card by following the instructions in the link which opens up the Service Manual of the computer:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio8100/en/index.htm

If the computer still behaves the same way after removing and reseating the Video Card, you may have to get the Video Card replaced...check with Dell about the Warranty and if the computer is still covered under warranty, get the Video Card replaced.

However, if the computer is out of warranty, you can replace the Video Card in the computer with any one of these as per your choice:
ATI Radeon HD 5770

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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