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Adding memory to Dell Dimension 8200. 11 beeps on boot up.

I am out of town and away from my computer. My wife tried to add memory to our desktop. When she booted up, she heard 11 beeps. I was advised by people here that the 11 beeps might indicate that she dislodged the video card while installing the memory. Is this reasonable? Have you any advice? Remember, I am nowhere near the machine.

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  • fjhlad Feb 21, 2009

    There was a board not properly seated that gave the problem.



    But the Dell still did not respond to the new memory (2-512s replacing the 2-128s). It gave a memory error and went into the BIOS on boot-up.



    It was not until my wife replaced the continuity cards with the new memory and returned the old memory cards to their original slots that it worked. Then, it reported 1.25Gb and booted just fine.

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Remove the memory and reseat it and make sure it has installed correctly into the slots. you can usually tell by the beeps what it is but i would need to know what bios is in if to be exact. you might want to unseat the video card as well and reseat it. if i remember right no video would be one long beep.

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11 beeps are rare, I rarely get that.

11beeps mean chache memory error.

Can you send me the details of the memory that was installed?
I will check if its proper memory for the computer.

Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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