Solved computer beeps when new memory is installed.

December 27, 2012 at 11:55:38
Specs: Windows XP
I had just bought 2G of memory and installed it to replace the 512Mb I had in the tower and now when I turn it on it beeps off and on and will not send signal to monitor. What is going on?

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December 27, 2012 at 13:30:24
2 slots would not be transitional, it would need 4 slots. I am betting it takes 2 1g sticks for the max 2g, so where did you get the 1 gig stick and do you know it is good? The 2g stick is not supported in any boards listed Pm4-800 that I have looked at.


#1
December 27, 2012 at 12:31:50
Are you sure that your motherboard can support that much memory (and the size of the dims that you bought)? How did you determine what memory to buy?

It might help if you told us the make and model of your motherboard and the specifications of the memory that you are trying to install.


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#2
December 27, 2012 at 12:47:01
Crucial has a little diagnostic that run, it will check your board and tell you what ram it can support. Your board may not support 2g sticks. If the ram modules are firmly seated and it is beeping, it usually means it cannot handle the ram or is incompatible with the existing ram. Your motherboard or model of computer would be where we can find the info. Some computers insist on EEC ram. I would do the crucial diagnostic and see what it says. If the computer boots with the 512 stick only, then use that, so it boots to windows and to do the scanner.

http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/


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#3
December 27, 2012 at 12:49:29
yes it can support this amount of memory. Even when I just put in 1 board 1G it beeps intermitantly.Memory DDR pc3200 which I require 400MHz.

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#4
December 27, 2012 at 13:00:15
Run the scanner......or tell us the model/motherboard. Maybe it says 2g max and that means 4 slots, 512 each or sometimes 4g max 4x1g sticks. Were you just trying to beef up the ram or did it start beeping and stop functioning and you decided to replace the ram? It has to be fairly old that is DDRI, and the boards ranged a lot.

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#5
December 27, 2012 at 13:11:44
tried the crutial scan and they could not identify. Motherboard Model is P4M800PRO8237

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#6
December 27, 2012 at 13:13:40
only 2 slots and was running fine just want to bring it up to run on windows 7

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#7
December 27, 2012 at 13:25:50
Do you know if this a transitional board? takes 2 sticks of ddr1 or can take 2 sticks of ddrII? Anyways I am reading 2g max=total ram. Some depending on the maker are using 512 sticks only, while some said they took 2x1g sticks of supported ram. Do you know if this is made by ECS, or MSI or who? But 2 gig max is what I see and that means it would not support that 2g ram module. In general I think you may be disappointed trying to run windows 7 on the older board, xp will run better on less ram than win 7.

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#8
December 27, 2012 at 13:30:24
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2 slots would not be transitional, it would need 4 slots. I am betting it takes 2 1g sticks for the max 2g, so where did you get the 1 gig stick and do you know it is good? The 2g stick is not supported in any boards listed Pm4-800 that I have looked at.

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#9
December 27, 2012 at 13:36:32
I think I'd load a Linux distro on the machine and stash the cash for some new hardware.

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#10
December 27, 2012 at 15:29:23
You may wish to run this before buying win 7. It the windows upgrade advisor tool from Microsoft. It explains on the link.

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/...


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#11
December 27, 2012 at 16:35:16
I have two 1G sticks bought them at Staples brand new

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