First 64K RAM Chip/Data Line failur

April 21, 2005 at 07:00:08
Specs: XP Home, 2.8/512

Hi there,

I am 90% certain that i am getting a First 64K RAM Chip/Data Line failure, when my boot goes to boot up.

Is replacing the RAM going to fix this problem or is my motherboard dead?

Please help



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#1
April 21, 2005 at 07:31:18

Are you implying this from a beep code pattern or something ?

Easy tip, boot up without your stick(s) of ram, see what beep code pattern you're getting.

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#2
April 21, 2005 at 07:34:49

Are you getting any error messages indicating RAM Failure?

Parity errors?

You could try swapping out RAM or replace with a known good stick.

It could be likely that your disk drive has a corrupted boot sector.


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#3
April 21, 2005 at 07:37:56

I have already tired to boot up without any RAM in it and it constantly beeps at me.

I have tired booting with one RAM in, swapping it around and i still get a failure to boot up, so i dont get any error messages!

It must be that the RAM is broken! Is this likely that both would stop working????


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#4
April 21, 2005 at 08:25:34

"I have already tired to boot up without any RAM in it and it constantly beeps at me."

That's good and odds are, there's nothing wrong with the memory slot(s), how many sticks are we working with here and how may slot are on your motherboard ?

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#5
April 21, 2005 at 08:46:12

I have two sticks, both 256mb and there are 2 slots on my motherboard.

Is it likely that both the sticks are faulty?


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#6
April 21, 2005 at 12:09:21

previous message mentioned corrupted boot sector on hard drive?
computer should start up and be able to get into BIOS screen without any hard drive connected. So if you can not get to that stage without hard drive connected, then you know its not the hard drive

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#7
April 21, 2005 at 13:04:11

The only way to find out is to test the RAM in another system, I wonder at this point if it is a PSU issue or a dead battery in CMOS.



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#8
April 21, 2005 at 14:53:22

Curly,

Clear NVRAM by both removing the battery and resetting the CMOS jumper on your board and reseat every component, then try rebooting with one memory stick one at a time, each time in a different slot and see what happens.

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