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IBM xseries 205, Model 8480-43X Memory upgrade an POST BEEP

Hello, I use a IBM server xseries 205, model 8480-43x with momentary 512MB of memory installed. I bought 2gigs of IBM ecc DDR ram (2100, 266Mhz, CL 25. and so on) for my server and installed this memory. when switching on the server, I got a beep like three times three beeps and my server doesnt boot no more. Switching off and on again doesnt solve the problem, even resetting the cmos with 3V-battery removed and the jumper for cmos resetting switched doesnt help.
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  • microwil Apr 21, 2009

    hi! Did you solved yours? Having the same situation here. Tried a 1GB 266MHZ IBM PC2100 ECC CL2.5 DDR ram on it and it deeps 3 times during boot and no more. Which BIOS version your X205 have? I see the latest one on IBM website is v1.53. I haven't check mine yet but I assume it won't be the latest one. I suggest I will try v1.53 to see if that help.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    I had the same problem had to reset or clear my cmos for it to come back up currently I'm trying to put XP on it. Can't find the right SCSI drivers that windows needs.


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Those beeps mean that your RAM is not functioning. Are you sure you got the right upgrade type. Sometimes it'll fit into socket but won't work because of speed. Or just try reseating the modules.

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