Error - re-setting CPU frequency

Acer / Aspire 380
July 22, 2009 at 01:41:24
Specs: Windows Vista

Recently I bought 2 gb more ram for my pc. Since I installed them I get an error when starting the pc.

This is what happens:
It starts as normal, but instead of 1 beep I get 2 long beeps. Then I get an error saying something about system being in safemode and that I should re-setting the CPU frequency.

What is this? I have tried to load default CMOS settings but it did not help.
I'm a little affraid to ignore it if its a serious problem.

Please help

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July 22, 2009 at 03:20:22
The beeps are the important bit & they will vary depending on the manufacturer of the BIOS. Two long beeps isn't a standard amongst the main manufacturers but anything other than the 'normal' beep codes generally refers to RAM problems. As it's the only thing you've altered then it would be safe to assume that's where your problem lies. Remove your new RAM & see if the problem's still there. Try swapping the RAM around. If you can get it running in DOS then try Memtest.

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July 24, 2009 at 00:43:50
Would my pc have been taking damage if I had ignored this?
Just curious

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July 24, 2009 at 04:39:07
No, no damage, it just won't boot..

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July 24, 2009 at 04:46:03
most likely faulty ram or wrong spec,check visualy the copper 'teeth' make sure no scratches and ram sits firm

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