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Power supply change seems to have killed it.

When I first put the system together, I used two sticks of 512MB Crucial DDR500 (PC-5000) memory. The system would not boot - just one long beep. I replaced the memory with DDR333 (PC-2700), tweaked the bios settings, switched the memory back. Problem solved.

Recently I added a video card to the system and replaced the power supply (the first power supply was kind of weak). Now the machine won't boot.
I removed all cards. I switched the power supply back. I put the DDR333 (PC-2700) memory back. I cleared the CMOS.

All I can get is the one long beep.

Is it dead? If so, why? If not, what am I missing?

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  • Eddy968 Feb 26, 2008

    I get the 1 long beep no matter what.
    No memory: beep
    1 stick in slot 0: beep
    1 stick in slot 1: beep
    one in each slot: beep
    I've tried four different brands at this point. - They work in other machines, but not this one.
    I took out the AGP card, because the MB has onboard video.
    The PC belongs to my boss. I've told him that HE broke it and it is toast. I had him order a new motherboard.
    Thanks for your efforts though!

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Some AGP cards will do this if you haven't plugged in the additional power cable needed to power the fan. It's screaming because you just booted the system with an after-market graphics card and it can't cool itself.

Posted on May 14, 2008

I think the problem is the ram runs to fast for that motherboard?

Somewhere I read the fastest ram it can handle is 3200?

Bye.

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Hi,
BIos Beeps or Post-Codes Differ from Manufacturer to manufacturer.
1 Long Beep Usually Refers To The Dram Refreshing ( Faulty Or Incorrectly Fitted Memory Modules )
Try 1 Memory chip in each slot individually.
Also ensure Your Graphics Card, Is Correctly Seated, not uneven. especially If it,s An AGP Card.
Hope Tjis Is A Fixya For You.
Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Feb 27, 2008

    Hi Eddy,

    Your second step or stage was the Processor.

    You may have faulty Ram Slots On The Motherboard, i short beep is a System Normal Condition.

    Sorry i could,nt help you Further.

    Mike @ Compurepair.

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