|Hello all, have been trying to figure out this problem, doing alot of research but am getting annoyed so im reaching out for help.|
So here goes : I turn computer on, beeps once as it always has to signal its starting, dont read into that much, like i said and as im sure many of you know its just a normal beep.
Then a constant streem of beeping ensues, the screen stays at the compaq screen saying the normal stuff like press f1 etc, i am unable to press anything, just beeps, a constant pulsating beep, it will do it with everything connected, or with everything disconnected. everything in this case meaning keyboard mouse network wires etc
Computer is a Compaq Presario s5010nx
Motherboard : P4G533-LA (Asus ASM58 Mozart 2 Bios)
2 sticks of 256MB Ram installed.
On board video, no other video card installed.
All fans spin and are clean.
Allready tried :
-RAM : removing,cleaning, changing positions and only 1 at a time
-Removing sole PCI card installed in system
-disconnecting IDE cables then turning on
-removing CMOS battery to clear CMOS
Things noted during those trials :
if no ram is installed and turned on, 1 long beep repeating is given.
if one or the other ram is in, same constant beeping ensues
So can anyone help me out? Is the cpu dead? motherboard dead? any suggestions at all?