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Ram problem I upgraded the ram from 256 to 512 and when I turned it on,I smell some burning fumes so I shut it down.After turning it on again hear 3 beeps continuously and nothing else.What is wrong and how can I fix this?

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  • gagglefinish Jun 08, 2008

    I tried using the other ram slot and even the original ram module but I still here the 3 beeps.So what is the problem now.


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You may have inserted the RAM wrongly, or the two modules are incompatible. The 3 beeps you hear indicates that RAM is not functioning properly.
Remove the RAM module that was recently inserted. Most likely the RAM slot is unusable now, as there was a short circuit at the slot.
Try using the RAM module on a different slot. Also make sure that that you have purchased the recommended type of RAM, ie DDR/DDR2, etc. for the slot.
It is always better to use a single RAM module, rather than 2 different modules from different companies..

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 08, 2008

    It looks like the circuitry from the RAM DIMM slots is defective. Unfortunately, if both slots are defective, your only solution is to replace the entire motherboard.


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