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  • kelgreen Mar 26, 2011

    I bought new RAM, and the beep sequence is the same with either set (1-3-2). I do not have the manual, and am trying the dell website, but not getting very far...

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You can check your manual but 6 beep codes usually means a problem with the ram. You ahve to listen carefully to how many and to the sequence of beeps. Anyway most commonly 6 beeps means something worng w ith ram(memory sticks). You will need to make sure that your sticks are in properly. Hopefully you have more than one and can pull one and restart, then pull the other and restart.

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  • David Petry Mar 26, 2011

    How many sticks of ram do you have? A recommended attempt at checking the ram is to take all out an duse one at a time in every slot, restarting every time to you exhaust the first stick you tried. Then you do the same with a second stick. That is why I hoped you had more than one. This test was from a Dell tech. Was your computer slowing down or acting any different in an way before this happened?

  • David Petry Mar 26, 2011

    Are you sure the new ram is compatible?

  • David Petry Mar 26, 2011

    What they say is if the ram won't fix it then it's the board.

  • kelgreen Mar 26, 2011

    I made sure that I bought the same type of RAM. There are 2 sticks, I have tried one at a time in each slot with both sets of RAM, still nothing. I am beginning to think that it is the mother board...It was a friend of mine's computer, so I am not sure what was happening before-I have not been able to get it up at all... Thank you very much for your time and information.

  • David Petry Mar 27, 2011

    Yur're welcome sorry about the problems.

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