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3 beeps on startup with asrock k7s8x motherboard

Can't find any beep codes on google so im a bit stuck. just 'upgraded' a pc to this "new" motherboard. everything worked perfectly inthe other case but now i cant load windows. to start off it tried loading windows but now it goes onto the 'choose how to start windows' screen, i cant start windows, i cant roll back, i cant start in safe mode. so i checked the cables to make sure they were all plugged in correctly, now it starts up and beeps 3 times and does nothing at all. no display or anything. the only thing happening is the fans and the hard drives. its got an amd 2500 xp cpu running at 1800mhz im not impressed:(

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    Blue Jan 16, 2009

    No just 3 beeps of the same length and not particularly long ones either

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    Blue Jan 16, 2009

    i have now tried 3 different memory modules and its still beeping at me! i dont understand why its gone from trying to load windows to doing nothing. any other suggestions?

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    Blue Jan 16, 2009

    sorry no luck, maybe the motherboard or the memory slots are just knackered! i have tried all 3 slots and just put in some known working ram but still nothing. thanks for your suggestions though

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    Blue Jan 16, 2009

    just as an update: i seem to have discovered the problem by process of elimination, it seems that i may have been right and there is a fault either on the motherboard or with the slots themselves. i have now put everything into a different case with a differentn motherboard and all works perfectly if a little slow!

  • Nikola Malesevic
    Nikola Malesevic May 11, 2010

    Is ti two short and one long beep?



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Same here! ASrock sucks!!!! How sad!

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This beeps indicate faulty RAM memory.

Warning: Following procedure requires removing physical parts within the computer.
If you recently added memory module, remove it and try again. If it doesn't help, try removing all of the modules and then putting them back. If nothing works, memory is faulty and you should buy a new one or ask for warranty if you have it.

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    Nikola Malesevic Jan 16, 2009

    This beeps indicate faulty RAM memory at AMI BIOS versions. This version is installed on your motherboard. Maybe there's dust or the dirt in the slots on the motherboard. Try blowing or use a brush to clean the slots. Or try other memory slot.

    I have no other suggestions than this.

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    Nikola Malesevic Jan 16, 2009

    You're welcome. Sorry it didn't work out.

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    Nikola Malesevic Jan 16, 2009

    Quite possible the motherboard is faulty. Thanks for update.



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