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My pc won't start. i only hear 3 long beeps. i tried all the solutions but nothing happened.can i just change my motherboard?i have 40 gig hardisk,p4 2.0 processor ,256 sdram

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The three beeps is a diagnostic code. The beeps can represent a range of problems depending on which brand of mother board you have and what chipset it has. You can sometimes find the diagnostics related to the beeps online. The first thing to check is to make sure all your cards and ram are properly seated into their respective slots. I suspect your ram. Speaking of which 256 meg sdram is not enough to run todays applications. You should step up your ram to at least 1 gig and if you are running Vista, you'll need 2 gig.

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Hi My compuer won't boot up it has a msi km2m motherboard I heard 1 beep I changed the power supply and made sure the ddr was seated and tight now i get no beeps but does not display anything on the...


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Do this, first disconnect your memory into motherboard slot and then power on your PC. if you hear repeated beeping means no memory installed, the motherboard work fine. try to insert again your memory. if your memory are two pcs. insert only one memory and then power on again your PC. (only one by one insert memory for testing so you can trace if one of your memory was defective).
Try this,
Motherboard beeping troubleshooting guide.
(Note: before touching computer parts like motherboard, memory, video card and specially hardisk the very important parts of PC. discharge your static electric into floor ground or the case of your power supply. need also external PC speaker. if no onboard PC speaker ).
No beeps means short circuit, no power, bad processor, open parts or defective parts specially capacitor parts.
See this sample picture of capacitor leakage and defective.


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One beep means everything is normal the motherboard work fine.
Two beeps means cmos bios error and defective.
One long beep, one short beep means motherboard need tracing defective parts specially capacitor.
One long beep,two short beeps means videocard problem need tracing of parts CPU and blower fan for working good, also capacitor parts for leakages.
Three long beeps means keyboard error some key press stock up or modules parts defective.
Repeated long beeps means memory not detected, loose of defective
Continuous Hi-Lo beeps means CPU overheat or loose blower fan with heatsink into motherboard chassis.
Try this solution for your motherboard troubleshooting solutions.

Hope this information can help you.
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how may beep are u hearing, if u listen 3 beeps then definately is the problem with the RAM. if not there may be a problem with the motherboard slot where u are inserting the RAM.
try to troubleshoot with help of the guide, mail me raaj_k001@rediffmail.com
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One short beep when i start up the motherboard


Its memory issue. Please reseat the memory properly or if you have 2 sticks try 1 at a time.

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BEEP


Did you try resetting your BIOS. If you havent then reset your BIOS and try to start the computer again. If it doesnt start then there is problem with memory.
Try another slot(PC has two slots for RAM right) if it still doesnt work then you may have to try replacing your RAM.

Oct 28, 2008 | ASUS P4S533-MX Motherboard

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Desktop PC


Hi mos, Your board uses an AMI bios. You can see the specification here: http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=46&CategoryID=-1&DetailName=Specification&MenuID=1&LanID=9
AMI BIOS beep codes
1 short = DRAM refresh failure
3 short = Base 64K RAM failure As noted at this link: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
Suggest you remove your memory & re-seat one dimm at a time booting after each re-seat. If this is new memory insert old just to check board function. Shut down & try new memory. It wouldn't hurt to check against the manual pg. 6
2 DDR (184 pin, 2.5V) + 2
SDR (168 pin, 3.3V) DIMM sockets with a total capacity of 2
GB system memory
Need to test you memory? http://www.memtest.org/
Scroll down, about half way down the page to where you'll see............
** Memtest86+ V2.00 (08/02/2008) ** Typed in red. Pick you flavior.
Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip) for CD OR
Download - Pre-Compiled package for Floppy (DOS - Win)

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Do you hear any beeps at all? Do you have a system speaker on the motherboard? If not, plug a 2-pin system speakers onto the motherboard where it says "speaker" and listen for some beeps. You may have a fried CPU or dodgy RAM on your hands. Possibly even a faulty AGP/PCI-E slot, to name a few.

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