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Computer beeps, won't start up

After switching the positions of my RAM modules, my computer registers several long beeps (I turned it off after 12). Even after switching back the positions of the RAM, it still does not work. I am told this may be a motherboard problem. My motherboard is an Elitegroup 760GX-M model. Could anyone please provide some assistance?

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  • erichami Apr 20, 2009

    Thanks rtrahan. I have changed the position of the sticks into every possible configuration and still get the same result. Unfortunately it might be a bigger problem than the position of the RAM.

  • erichami Apr 20, 2009

    Is there a possibility the static may have got into the motherboard and fried it? Just asking... how big of a risk is that?

  • erichami Apr 21, 2009

    The original RAM had been installed on the motherboard since I have had the computer, about four years or so. About two weeks ago I bought the new RAM and installed it. I made the switch yesterday because the new RAM didn't appear to be working.

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Nope not a motherboard problem, a RAM problem, the constant beeps give it away...you may have damaged one of the sticks..try with one stick, then the other and see if it works...

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    Randall Trahan Apr 20, 2009

    well don't give up that easy, you'll end up spending hours of time troubleshooting. Get some RAM you know works, and put them in...won't be the first time I've heard of two sticks going out...I've been down this road...now if you put the new RAM in, works for a few minutes, and it beeps again, then something on the motherboard is burning up the RAM..

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    Randall Trahan Apr 20, 2009

    There is a better possibility that you fried it with static when you moved it...it was working fine before you switched it right? How long was it running on the motherboard before you switched. Normally if a motherboard fries the RAM it is upon start up with a jolt..

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    Randall Trahan Apr 21, 2009

    One website I use to ensure RAM will be compatible with the motherboard is www.crucial.com. Just let it look at your system and it will tell you exactly the time of RAM you need, ie PC5300 667MHz, PC6400 800MHz, etc..not all RAM is equal and yes it must match your motheboard, that what the crucial site does for you match your RAM to motherboard..good luck..

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