acquired a gx280 desktop with no ram, i put 2 1gig sticks in and
nothing would come up on the screen but there were beeps a couple of
times i tried it. after closer inspection of the ram it turns out that
its pc2-3200R. by this time it now doesn't beep and the fan runs flat out. would this have now damaged the motherboard?
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Plz check your memory with memtest. It can be downloaded from http://www.memtest.org/download/4.10/memtest86+-4.10.iso.zip .
Unzip the downloaded file and burn the ISO file to a CD and boot your system from the CD. It will check the memory of your system and it will indicate any error replace the memory.
Also check your memory slot is clean .. you can clean your system memory slot using a anti-static brush (you can use a tooth brush if anti-static is not available) and IPA
You can use a graphics card, instead of the integrated graphics.
The GX280Desktop supports a PCI Express x16 Video Card.
The Maximum memory supported, is
Small desktop computer, 4 GB Desktop computer, 4 GB
The GX280 specifications and service manual is http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx280/en/ug/index.htm
let me know how that work for you and please do not forget to rate my service so we can improve on it with your help.God bless
First pull cmos cell from motherbord for 10 minutes.
then open processor fan and processor then clean dust from motherbord and all parts then reconnect processor and its fan.
Then refix RAM memory .
then if it beeps so long then most of it is your RAM problem.slot is more time works fine in that case.
Check your RAM in ALL MEMORY MODULE SLOT.
Several long beeps means there is a problem with the memory. First of all make sure the memory is seated in the slot perfectly. There should be no movement whatsoever when you gently try to rock it side to side. If it still persists the bad news is the memory is most likely shorted out or defective. They are VERY sensitive to static electricity. I would go ahead and put the old memory back in for now and send the new defective memory back. Most vendors will issue you a replacement free of charge if you let them know it's not working.