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Beeping Problem

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#1 Klinkaroo


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Posted 27 January 2008 - 02:07 PM

Just salvaged parts from two computer and hooked them all together.

When I turn it on I get a beep code, 1 long 3 short. Google said that it means there is a ram problem. I had 4 sticks in it, I removed all but 1 and tried and still had the problem, tried putting that stick in another slot and tried another stick in all the slots too in case it was that one stick the problem.

It's an intel board (don't know the model number) and had a PII 233 and I just switched it out with an old PII450 I had.

Also I put in two CD-Rom drives... Could that be a problem? I made sure to put one master and on slave jumper and I used that end plug for the master and the middle plug for the salve and the other end for the mobo.

I double checked the floppy drive and I am pretty sure that the Pin1 is not switched around.

All power connectors have been plugged in.

Checked all the expansion cards to make sure eveything is seated right and everything looks good...

I did have to force the PII processor a little bit but googling people said that it is normal for a Pentium 2 needing a little bit of extra force since it is a slot processor.

Edited by Klinkaroo, 27 January 2008 - 02:35 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:10 PM

pull the newer cpu and put the old one back in? identify the motherboard from markings screened or a sticker?

when you get it to post(show a boot screen) try to see what bios version is running on it, they may be an upgrade that would see the 450?

this is assuming one of the sticks of ram will work?

disconnect all drives for this test, if it boots/posts then reconnect one drive at a time and test

bad power supply?

long process of elimination?

try to make only one change at a time tho

Edited by DaChew, 27 January 2008 - 03:11 PM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:22 PM

Found it, Video Card wasn't seated properly.

Got it to boot

Edited by Klinkaroo, 27 January 2008 - 03:34 PM.

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