Autosize-DRAM BIOS 1-3-3-1 Beep Code on POST

Hewlett-packard Hp pavilion dv4-2169nr e...
November 2, 2011 at 05:07:53
Specs: Windows XP, P-II & Celeron / PC-100
I have been working with some older HP Pavilion P-II and Celeron desktops that some folks have given me. I have been wiping them, loading them with Linux, and giving them to local schoolkids in my little town.
Two of them were given to me because they failed to boot and just beeped. Both computers are running Phoenix BIOS and giving me the 1-3-3-1 POST Beep Code which is the Autosize-DRAM code. An older (2005) forum posting on here said one of the problems could be that the SDRAM (PC-100) sticks were larger than the old 128MB per stick BIOS limit. That posting was correct. Both previous owners of those computers had tried to upgrade to 512MB (2 x 256MB) and that was causing the beep codes. I downgraded to 128MB sticks per slot and both comps started right up.
The old posting is locked and I was not able to post this confirmation and share the info there so I thought I would share it here in a new posting.

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November 2, 2011 at 05:40:55
The system support up to 256 mb of ram (128 mb x 2). Memory info can be found from system manufacture website.

Include the link of old thread.

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November 2, 2011 at 05:51:18
You're 6 years late with your response. I doubt it will be of much help.

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