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by shOrty-s2oOo / February 18, 2005 7:22 AM PST

I just recently bought a new motherboard. A Gigabyte 7NF-RZ, and now a month had past. I'm getting constant beeps at boot up not passing the Bios screen. Usually the beeping stops but mines keep on going. I tried replacing graphics card, but that wasnt the issue. I had 3 DDR sticks. 2 from Kingston 266, 256MB and 1 from Viking 266, 512MB. My board was working but then now I am getting the beeps. So I figured it was the memory. I tried switching, and one was able to work on the first slot, but when I put it in the 3rd/4th slot. I get the beeps again. So I put it in the first slot. Now I went replaced my other 2 under warranty. Just received it and tried putting it in. But my beeping continues! Is it my motherboard?

Gigabyte 7NF-RZ
1024MB DDR <Failure
320G HD
GeForce MX420
Windows XP Pro SP2

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Sounds like a defective board...
by Michael Geist / February 18, 2005 10:02 PM PST
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RMA to Giga-byte.

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Motherboard Problem
by jcrobso / February 23, 2005 1:12 AM PST
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Did you check the MB book to see how many sticks and where they can be placed?? John

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Check support website for specs/details
by Willy / February 23, 2005 11:27 PM PST
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Check your mtrbd. bios setting in the memory(ram) segment. You should find an "auto" mode or manual, if using manual, then set to FSB-266 rating. All other setting should be left alone. On top of all this, the mtrbd. maybe simply picky, especially when all slots are used. Thus, a timing issue is present, because in Gigabyte and other makers the last slot is more critial than others. Gigabyte does provide under thier specs section at support website what RAM sticks have been tested to be OK, usually the last item provided when displayed. MY rule of thumb is install largest gb ram first then next, but you can reverse that as well, its just how I start when installing. Use ESD handling of any ram sticks, important against static damage.

enjoy -----Willy Happy

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