3 beeps and red lite

June 7, 2009 at 08:24:02
Specs: Windows 2000
3 long beeps and red lite on motherboard after installing new memory

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#1
June 7, 2009 at 08:39:56

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#2
June 7, 2009 at 10:05:16
when i turn on the computer after replacing the memory that i had in first now has 3 beeps sounds and red lite on motherboard stays red and montior also does not turn on... computer will not load up... what did i do wrong when i installed the new memory... yes it was the correct memory... i just went to 1g...these beeps are 3 long beeps the red lite... not sure what i did,,,

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#3
June 7, 2009 at 10:29:54
I guess wrong memory chips or corrupt memory.
3 long Beeps is definately a memory error.

Verify the supported memory in the users manual of your motherboard.

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#4
June 7, 2009 at 10:52:21
someone told me that i might have to replace the motherboard because of the red lite staying on after starting computer,.. is that true...

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#5
June 7, 2009 at 11:11:33
I would suggest to put in the old memory sticks and try starting the computer.
A wrong or corrupt memory stick can cause unpredictable crash-behaviour.

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#6
June 7, 2009 at 11:32:22
i also did that... so it appears my new memory is really bad memory... do you have any other suggestions for me to not have to replace motherboard... an easy fix

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#7
June 7, 2009 at 14:16:28
So I assume, that your computer do function with the old memory sticks.

If so, there are 2 options to figure out the right memory sticks you need:
1. the manual of your motherboard
2. the manufacturers homepage, where you have to look for exactly your mainboard and the supported hardware like processor, RAM, a.s.o.

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#8
June 8, 2009 at 15:26:27
it did work with the old memory,,, but then when i tried to put 1g of memory the old memory no longer work... i get the long 3 beeps and the red lite stays in... also not loading up...
I do thank you... for all your help... I am not a computer pro... just learning i think by error...

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#9
June 8, 2009 at 15:45:53
Yep, so use the old RAM and buy the right RAM for your motherboard.

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#10
June 9, 2009 at 06:17:47
go www.crucial.com and let their scanner scan your PC and you will see which ram you need.

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