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Four beeps is ram I believe. Take everything off and see if it starts and then put stuff back one at a time and see what is causing the problem

Posted on Oct 01, 2013

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Here is a list of the dell motherboard error tones.


  • Dell BIOS Beep Codes

  • Dell BIOS System Messages

  • Dell BIOS Post Codes



Dell BIOS Beep Codes:





Beep Codes
Possible Causes
Corrective Action

1 - 2
No video card detected
Reseat the video card

1 - 2 - 2 - 3
BIOS ROM checksum error


1 - 3 - 1 - 1
DRAM refresh error
Reseat the memory modules

1 - 3 - 1 - 3
8742 Keyboard Controller error
Reseat the keyboard connector

1 - 3 - 3 - 1
Memory defective or not present
Reseat the memory modules

1 - 3 - 4 - 1
RAM failure on line xxx
Reseat the memory modules

1 - 3 - 4 - 3
RAM failure on data bits xxx of low byte on memory bus
Reseat the memory modules

1 - 4 - 1 - 1
RAM failure on data bits xxx of high byte on memory bus
Reseat the memory modules
Hope this helps. :]

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