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Dell E510 Memory

One day last week when I turn on my computer(dell e510) start making a beep sound and nothing came on the monitor. I search dell site and found beep sequence 1 3 2 or light 3 4 or 1 is somthing wrong with memory. I bought another set of memory tried to start up is does the same beep again. If anyone have solution please e-mail me that you.

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  • mathew cheriyan Mar 08, 2007

    I change battery but that did work. Then I unplug all power cables and took the motherbord out from the case and reinstall everything. Now it is working fine. I wonder what was problem? Is it motherbord?

  • Kaganader Dec 12, 2007

    I'm having the same problem with the same model.
    changed the CMOS battery nothing,
    check all wires they are still good,
    power from the power supply is reaching the motherboard hence the LED light is strong green.
    bios is up to date.
    only thing is I didn't do is change the power supply and jump the CLR CMOS pins because I don't know how.


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I deal with this sort of thing alot with servers. Easiest thing to try first is reseat the memory.

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One thing worth trying is taking out the cmos battery (only do this if you are confident you know what you are doing on a motherboard). leave the battery out for at least a couple of minutes and then reinstall the battery (ideally with a new one). restart and you may find you have cured the problem and that your old memory was fine. If this doesn't appear to help (definitely replace the battery even if you think it is fairly new)and jump the CLR CMOS pins. (ask again if you need help on this). second to try is see if you can update the bios drivers from the dell site onto a disk on another machine - use as a boot disk and see what you get. after that i would suspect the power pack, there is no real way to test this without connecting it to another motherboard and seeing if it is fine. alternative would be to just replace it with an equivalent unit, they are not too costly. After this i would suspect major motherboard or bios damage, which may be fixable but is usually cheaper to replace the whole board if you have inserted the wrong type(frequency/size/combination) of memory sets into the board it can often cause this sort of trouble, and often a CMOS clr and reset can solve the problem Please let me know if you need talking through the process - (it is not too complicated, but you can cause damage if you do not know what you are doing) Hope this helps :)

Posted on Mar 08, 2007

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2007

    Sounds like either the CMOS was confused and needed resetting or you had a bad connection between the motherboard and your graphics card - also possible is a bad contact on one of the power connectors.

    Glad it solved it




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