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New Installation Just installed a new motherboard and ram. Stared machine... fans and processor working,but just a beep, beep constant. No picture. What have I missed Thankd Mac

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Re: New Installation

Are you sure the ram is compatible with the mobo? Try taking all but one stick of RAM out and see if it still does it.

The long beeps tend to point to a RAM problem, or it's possible it can't "find" a hard drive.

Some motherboards support dual channel (you'll see different color slots), and some don't. If you try to put the sticks in dual channel configuration, and the cpu or the motherboard doesn't support dual channel, you may experience this.

If you have different color slots, put one stick in one color slot, and another stick in the other color, or vice versa.

The manual "should" tell you the proper configuration for this, and may even tell you what the beeps stand for.

If you can post the make / model of all the components, I can do the "dirty work" for you and see it if should all work together.

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Disassemble the machine completely and clean the Heatsink fan, blow away the dusts from the motherboard, if possible use brush to wipe away all the dusts. Reassemble it, but don't connect or install anything on the motherboard except the the power supply, the cpu with the heatsink and the system speaker. Now plug in the mouse, keyboard and the monitor (please connect the monitor on the integrated VGA port on the motherboard). Plug in the power chord on the back and short the two terminals of the power switch pins on the motherboard's Front Panel connectors, i.e PWR and GND with a screwdriver or with any metallic object you think is suitable (shown below):

Remember to switch on the mains switch (wall outlet connected to the power supply) and make sure both the power connectors on the mother is connected, i.e. 20 pins and 4 pins.
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If you don't hear anything or you don't see anything on the monitor, then your motherboard is bad or perhaps the integrated video card is dead or it could be the BIOS chip itself. I would suggest you to replace it, as it's not worth repair. Buying a new one will cost you less then repairing this motherboard under such circumstances.

If you see or the beeps continues, try with another working Ram, it should definitely work if the Memory module on the motherboard is still working, otherwise.. I would again recommend you to replace it.

Well, in case if it's successfully booted or the display is ok, then proceed forward by installing the component one by one and reboot everytime you install a component or plug in connector (s). You'll be able to find out the culprit, whether the hdd, or the Dvd/Cd drive or the front panel switches or others.... Will need to replace or will need to repair.

Please update so that I will be able to assist you further.
Good luck.

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It will not boot up, fans spin, no video and 3-4 beeps

If you have encounter this kind of trouble this is a RAM problem which is beeping. B

Beep code pattern on a PhoenixBIOS system means that there has been an issue while testing the DRAM refresh. This could be a problem with the system memory, an expansion card, or the motherboard.

Random Access Memory (RAM) is the "working memory" in a computer. Additional RAM allows a computer to work with more information at the same time which can have a dramatic effect on total system performance.

RAM is typically referred to simply as "memory" even though other types of memory may exist inside a computer.

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No beep or sound means Motherboard Defective, aside from Processors is OK, Memory is OK, and the rest!
Buy a new one not as the same Motherboard you use. ASROCK Motherboard are have a a problem when high temperature occur.

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