3 beeps at start up

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October 4, 2009 at 17:00:08
Specs: Windows XP
i tryed to up my memory it started once then next start 3 beeps and that is all i get

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#1
October 4, 2009 at 17:54:37
You'll have to be more specific. Make and model of machine. Type of ram you installed. Obviously the ram isn't compatible with your mobo. Remove the new ram and get the right ram foe starters. You can go to www.crucial.com and use the scanner there if you don't know what ram it uses.

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#2
October 4, 2009 at 18:02:17
well i have put the old memory back in and still getting the same the board is intel d845hv

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#3
October 4, 2009 at 18:15:38
Sounds like the ram isn't seated right. Take a clean pencil eraser and clean the contacts on the ram module. Insert the sticks a few times to eliminate any corrosion buildup on the board. The 3 beeps indicate a ram problem.

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#4
October 4, 2009 at 18:20:01
will try
and didnt work

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#5
October 4, 2009 at 18:25:34
Did you unplug anything inside the case to get it out of the way while you were installing the ram? If so, are you sure you plugged everything back in, properly?

You description is poor.

Three short beeps?

Three long beeps?

A long beep then two short beeps?

That's a video problem. Some video cards have a socket an additional power connector from the power supply must be connected to - make sure that's plugged in. Make sure the video card is all the way down in it's slot, restore AC, try the computer.
If that doesn't help, remove the AC power to the case, remove the video card, wipe of it's contacts with a paper towel or a soft cloth, don't touch the contacts with your fingers, install the video card, make sure your video card is all the way down in it's slot, install the screw that fastens it down, Some video cards have a socket an additional power connector from the power supply must be connected to - make sure that's plugged in. Restore AC power, try the computer.

Two short beeps then a long beep - that's usually a video problem too.



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#6
October 4, 2009 at 18:26:22
If you are sure the ram is seated try reseting the bios, use the jumper or remove the battery to do it.

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#7
October 4, 2009 at 18:31:38
didnt work and its 3 long beeps


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#8
October 4, 2009 at 19:16:10
3 long beeps is keyboard error.

It's an ancient IBM beep code. Intel made most if not all of IBM's mboards in the beginning.

A PS/2 keyboard has to be plugged into the purple PS/2 port properly. If it's not all the way into it's port, push it in ONLY when the computer is not running.

If you are using a PS/2 keyboard, if that doesn't help, try another keyboard - PS/2 or USB. It's common for wires to get broken inside the cord of corded keyboards, often right where it enters the keyboard.
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If it had been 3 short beeps, grasshopper is is right in this case - ram error.

(Intel)
Desktop Boards
BIOS beep codes
http://www.intel.com/support/mother...

3 beeps - Base 64 K memory failure

Reseat the memory.
Make sure that the contacts on the memory and the socket are clean.
Try removing one bank of memory modules at a time. Note: Some systems might need to have a memory module in Bank 0.
Try using memory modules from the same manufacturer with the same part number and speed.
Check for a faulty memory module by trying the memory in a known good system.
Trying known good memory in the system.
Check the power supply and check for power fluctuations.
If the steps above do not resolve the problem, the desktop board may be defective. Try a different desktop board.


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