1 big long beep wen i put the power on

May 26, 2013 at 07:21:12
Specs: Windows Vista
hi there this is my 1ST buid i fit my gigabyte A55M-DS2 motherboard in my mid tower i have 2GB ddr3 ram by kingston in the board i have 55ow power unit in the tower dvd.rw and 350.hdd but wen i put the amd 3400 processing unit in the board then put the power on all i get is a big long beep but wen i take the processing unit out and put the power on no beeping what do i do need help asap

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May 26, 2013 at 08:01:07
Your specs are incomplete. It's difficult to help without all the details. Incomplete RAM specs, nothing about the PSU other than wattage, & I assume the CPU is an AMD A4-3400?

There's nothing wrong with the CPU. The fact that the system beeps when it's installed & doesn't when it's removed suggests that both the CPU & motherboard are good. The beep code obviously indicates that you have a problem, but without knowing which BIOS you have (AMI, Award, Phoenix, etc), it's difficult to say what it means. Does the beep code change if the RAM is removed?

Just found this: http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index....

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May 26, 2013 at 08:27:43
I don't know what the BIOS is on my motherboard but when i took my ram out i got the same beeps even when i have connected all the bits up from in the tower it still beeps i have taken out the cpu the pins are not damaged in any way the cpu fan spins fine hard drive and re writer loads up fine but there is no sign that anything is working just non stop beeping my psu is 550 watts i think my BIOS is an award and its a D5 version if this helps

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May 26, 2013 at 14:53:21
Stating the wattage of the power supply isn't helpful. We need to know the make/model & amperage specs.

"when i took my ram out i got the same beeps"

There you go. Either the RAM is incompatible or you didn't have it fully seated in the slot. I think I know the answer to this but I'll ask anyway - did you bench test the hardware before installing it in the case? Skipping that step is a very common newbie mistake.

Read this: How to Bench Test / Troubleshoot Your System

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May 26, 2013 at 16:18:15
i now no why it was beeping the guy in the shop sold me a ddr1 ram not ddr3 so im not happy so im going to go back in the shop and get a ddr3 ram thanks for all your help and the tips

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May 26, 2013 at 17:36:14
DDR1 RAM doesn't fit in a DDR3 slot hopefully you didn't damage the board, the RAM slot, or the RAM. Notice the differences in the contacts & the notches:


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