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Change RAM Hello, due to a reboot which would happen sporadically on my computer, I tried to solve the problem by changing my RAM's from 2X 512 MB (original) to 1X 1GB. The RAM I installed is a 400 MHZ. When rebooting my computer with the new RAM installed, the computer started making a long beep, showing on the screen unclear colours on a black background. After re-booting the computer a couple of times (with still no success), I decided to fit ONE old RAM with the new one -same result. I finally decided to get back to the original spec with the 2 original RAM installed. Unfortunately the computer still would not turn on, except this time it does now show anything on the screen, the beep start continuous and then changes into a siren noise, and an LED blinks next to the RAM bars (near the CPU LED which itself stays on). Unfortunately I have not assembled this computer myself and therefore I am not very confortable with the wiring inside the computer. Can you assist me? Thanks a lot in advance for your support, Laurent

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Re: change RAM

Try this........................

  • unplug the power cord from the mother board
  • remove all RAMs from their slots
  • reomove CMOS battery
After 15/20 minutes...........................
  • plug the power cord back
  • put the battery back
  • insert the original RAMs
  • then start your system and check the results
let me informed............

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Re: change RAM

If you put the original RAM back in (both sticks) does the system boot?

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