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I try to put 2 ram chips (matching) into my computer and it wont register the second ram chip. the computer just beeps really loudly

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    Dwayne Dennis May 11, 2010

    1.what size was the ram that was in the tower to begin with
    2. what size are the 2 that your trying to put in now.


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If you are getting the problem in the RAM slot then try both the RAM 1 by 1 in that slot only. And start your pc.

Otherwise there is a fault in your motherboard and you need to go the service center.

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Cmos beep codes


do you know which bios your computer is running ?

AMI BIOS beep codes 1 beep - DRAM refresh failure
2 beeps - Parity Circuit Failure
3 beeps - Base 64K RAM failure
4 beeps - System Timer Failure
5 beeps - Processor Failure
6 beeps - Keyboard Controller / Gate A20 Failure
7 beeps - Virtual Mode Exception Error
8 beeps - Display Memory Read/Write Failure
9 beeps - ROM BIOS Checksum Failure
10 beeps - CMOS Shutdown Register Read/Write Error

Phoenix BIOS BEEP codes. 1-1-3 CMOS write/read failure.
1-1-4 BIOS ROM checksum error.
1-2-1 System timer failure. (Programmable Interval Timer PIT)
1-2-2 DMA (direct Memory Access) failure.
1-2-3 DMA page register failure.
1-3-1 RAM refresh failure.
1-3-3 64K RAM chip or data line failure.
1-3-4 64K RAM odd/even logic failure.
1-4-1 64K RAM address line failure.
1-4-2 64K RAM parity error.
2-?-? Any beep series starting with 2 beeps indicates a 64K RAM chip or data line error.
3-1-1 Master DMA register test.
3-1-2 Mslave DMA register failure.
3-1-3 Master interrupt mask register failure.
3-1-4 Slave interrupt mask register failure.
3-2-4 Keyboard controller failure.
3-3-4 Screen (video) memory failure.
3-4-1 Screen initialization failure.
3-4-2 Screen retrace failure.
4-2-1 Timer tick interrupt test failure.
4-2-2 Shutdown test failure.
4-2-4 Unexpected interrupt in protected mode.
4-3-1 RAM test failure above address 0FFFFh (64K +)
4-3-3 Interval timer channel 2 test failure.
4-3-4 Time of day clock failure.
4-4-1 Serial port test failure.
4-4-2 Parallel port test failure.
4-4-3 Math Co-processor failure.
BEEP codes may vary dependent upon the revision of BIOS. This list is for reference only

hope this helps

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Motherboard beeps 2 long beeps upon start up ?


More then likely it's your memory or video card.

Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

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The mobo continuously beeps (ram not properly placed). so i took out the ram, reinstalled it and it worked. recently i wanted to change rams, so when i installed the new rams the mobo beeped again (similar...


I am not sure if you have tried this, but take one stick of ram put it in the first slot. Try to boot if it beeps or not, power down and move to the next slot with the same chip (we are assuming this is a good ram chip). Repeat for every slot on the computer. If you have 1 or 2 slots that beep and the rest do not; bad slot on the mother board. If all slots beep, try a different chip (bad ram??). If no slots beep, repeat steps with each individual ram chip (you could have just one or two bad and causing all the issues).

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I added 2GB of memory on a A55-S1063 satellite and all it does is beep a few time and not start up.


Check the Bus Speed of that 2GB RAM chip (333,3356 etc) it must match the other RAM Chip otherwise remove it and put 2 chips of 1 GB each.

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Computer wont boot and makes long beeps


please re seat ur RAM chips take them out and install them again

if it doesnt help then ur RAM is faulty if u have 2 chips try putting them one by one this will trouble shoot the faulty chip , when u find it replace it with same specs new one

pls rate me fixya if ur problem is fixed or ask for more help

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Continuous beeping sound


Do you get video? If so then it could be a stuck key on the keyboard.

Do you get no video? If so then reseat the RAM.

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ACER 9410-4933 LAPTOP ? Won?t boot with 4Gb CRUCIAL RAM


YES THE FREQUENCY OF BOTH RAMS DO NOT MATCH ... THATS BOOTING WITH EACH BUT ONLY ONE BY ONE ... YOU NEED RAMS OF SAME FREQUENCY AND SYSTEM WILL SUPPORT BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER ...

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Problem installing ram


You have the wrong memory chip. The beep code you hear indicates that there is no memory or incompatible memory. The memory you need is PC4200, Which is a 533mhz chip. Memory has a frequency rating that is matched to the processor and motherboard. Not just any DDR 200 pin memory that fits will work, the frequency has to match or it won't work. The new chip should be labeled, make sure it reads PC4200 or 533mhz, if it reads anything else it's the wrong chip. If it is the right frequency chip, then you may have a bad memory slot, the chip is bad, or mislabeled. Here's a link to a memory configurator that gives the memory specs for your machine.

http://patriotmem.com/configurator/modelp.jsp

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Wont recognize additional ram


It could be the wrong ram that u are using when i put extra ram in I make sure they are all the same brand. some boards take 2 different types of ram (speeds) i would go back to crucial with your good ram in and then do a check and see what ram your board needs

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Long Beeps every other second


Ok, I did some research into your board. Your motherboard is running an award bios. All motherboards use beep codes to tell you what is wrong. You've got a hardware problem somewhere for sure, but where is the question. If you're having 1 long beep, with the same timing and frequency over and over then according to the codes you most likely have a memory problem. Try resetting the motherboard by resetting the cmos ( you can also do this by removing the power from the computer and taking the little clock battery off of the motherboard for about a minute). Also, make sure your ram is tightly seated. In fact, take the ram out and then place it back in. Try running the computer with only one of the chips of ram installed (if you have more than 1 chip that is). Maybe one of the chips went bad. Finally, here is a list of the award beep codes. If you are getting beeps that match one of these examples better than we can go from there. 1 Long, 2 Short - Video adapter failure Repeating (Endless loop)- Memory error 1 Long, 3 Short - Video adapter failure High freq. beeps (while running) - CPU is overheating Repeating High, Low beeps- CPU failure

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