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Just yesterday my computer stopped booting and only gives a long beep tone every 3 to 4 seconds. Can you tell me the problem? (This is about a K8M800 Micro AM2 motherboard)

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  • sabre700 Nov 11, 2010

    I did everything you suggesed including swapping to different memory that I know works. I am still getting the long beeps every 3 to 4 seconds.



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Check the RAM modules. They might be either defective or they are not making good contact with the motherboard. You can clean the edge connectors on the RAM modules as well as the connectors in the slots where you plug them using an electronic contact cleaner of the dry type (not the oily one). If this did not fix the problem, test your motherboard with a different RAM module & also test your RAM modules in another motherboard.

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For that open back cover of cpu then you can see motherboard. First make sure motherboard is not ground with cabinet cover.Reconnect RAM memory ,Reconnect pci card if any.Also reconnect processor and it's fan. Reconnect both connection to harddrive. Then check. Long beep always because of RAM memory so clean it or try with another ram memory then check. Let me know if you need further assistance.Thanks for using FixYa.

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