3 beeps and red lite on motherboard

June 11, 2009 at 15:54:28
Specs: windows xp
after loading new memory and i have put back the old memory... loading new memory 3 beeps and red lite on motherboard... old memory 3 beeps and red lite on motherboard
monitor does turn on and computer will not load... please help me... not a pro at computers...

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#1
June 11, 2009 at 17:53:39
3 short beeps = memory problem
3 long beeps = keyboard problem
1 long, 2 short beeps = video problem

My guess is you're not fully seating the memory in the slot. You have to push down firmly until it clips in place.


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#2
June 11, 2009 at 18:02:27
im still not understanding why the red light stays on,,, what does that mean,,,

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#3
June 11, 2009 at 19:11:56
Motherboard make/model?

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#4
June 12, 2009 at 04:48:51
motherboard intel D845EPI... I sure do thank you for helping

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#5
June 15, 2009 at 21:06:45
I also have an Intel board and jam is correct, 3 short beeps is a memory problem. I would check the Intel website to see if your memory is compatible with your motherboard. Just because you have the right speed memory does not always mean the memory is compatible, I learned that the hard way with my Intel DX48BT2 motherboard.

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#6
June 15, 2009 at 21:46:18
Look at the ram modules. At each end you'll see white (usually) latches. They should be locked into the little notches on the ram. Try removing the ram and reseating them. Push gently but a. Little hard. You should hear a slight pop when their seated right. Also try defaulting the bios. That will reset the ram settings.

WinXp Amd 64 3000 Msi Neo2 Platinuim 1 gig ddr 400. When we cast a pebble into a pond we should look past the first ripple.


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#7
June 16, 2009 at 04:59:03
so let me ask do I need to replace the motherboard now... due to the fact that the red light is on the motherboard... I have many times taken the memory out and putting it back in... even put the old memory back... still hearing the beeps... and red light... not sure what to do next take it to a computer shop...

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