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Memory problem?

by GeMinH / February 8, 2006 11:59 AM PST

Recently I was curious about getting more RAM for my computer but I didn't know which I had to buy in order to make my computer faster. So I decided to open up the computer and take out the RAM to see what type it was. After placing it back into the memory slot (pretty secure and in place) I turned on my computer again, only to find out that the monitor had no screen except for the "Self-Test" display, and after 25 seconds, a long beep occurs, then stops and repeats it self in the same process. Any idea's what's going on?

Specs:
- Asus P4SGX-MX motherboard
- 128mb GeForce MX4000
- 256mb DDR PC-2100

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Same problem
by Lsw0187 / February 8, 2006 12:36 PM PST
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I am having almost the same problem! I tried replacing my memory, and now I get this long beep when I turn on my computer. Please help.

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(NT) (NT) Was the PC unplugged when you removed/replaced RAM?
by VAPCMD / February 8, 2006 4:32 PM PST
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by GeMinH / February 8, 2006 8:42 PM PST

Unfortunately, I don't think it was unplugged when I was trying to take it out.

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(NT) (NT) Oh! not good at all - must be off
by Willy / February 8, 2006 10:03 PM PST
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(NT) Better to say UNPLUGGED, not all PCs have switch on PSU
by VAPCMD / February 8, 2006 10:15 PM PST
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Try....
by VAPCMD / February 8, 2006 10:19 PM PST
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See if your PC or motherboard manual has info on CLEARING CMOS.

UNPLUG MACHINE FIRST !

Still under warranty ??

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by GeMinH / February 9, 2006 4:03 AM PST
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I'm not familiar with Clearing the mobo's CMOS.

And Yes, I believe I'm still under warranty.

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Check your MB manual for CLEAR CMOS
by VAPCMD / February 9, 2006 12:49 PM PST
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If you can't locate it...should be able to find it online.

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by GeMinH / February 10, 2006 4:06 AM PST

I went through finding my manual and followed the exact procedure to clearing CMOS. No luck after this either.

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As Bob might say
by VAPCMD / February 10, 2006 11:24 AM PST
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unplug the PC, push and hold the POWER button on for 10-15 seconds. Plug the AC cord back in and try the POWER button again.

Lemme know

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by GeMinH / February 10, 2006 1:41 PM PST
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Tried it. Doesn't work either.

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Re-seat the memory chip and
by billzhills / February 10, 2006 4:25 AM PST
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if you are using a video card make sure it is seated properly. And as stated unplug the system.

Bill

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by GeMinH / February 11, 2006 11:51 AM PST

I've tried making sure the video card is seated properly, and still no luck.

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