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#1 Jeremy James

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:47 PM

I went to a computer today that I haven't used for 3 days to put in some new memory. It had 512 MB, and I was taking it to 2 GB. Anyway, as soon as I booted it up, it didn't do anything but just beep. It beeps six times, in this order

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Thank you all in advance for any suggestions. I unplugged the memory and put the old back in, same thing. I disconnected the hard drive, all the cables for it, and reconnected it, same thing.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 11:27 PM

Did you check motherboard's manual how much RAM you can add?
Are you sure, you bought correct type of RAM?

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:22 AM

I did. It takes PC3200 RAM, and that's what I got. It can hold to a max of 2 GB, and I got 2 GB. I even put the old RAM back in there, but, it didn't make a difference.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:01 AM

what type of computer and/or motherboard are we talking about? brand and model #?

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:37 AM

It's a Dell Dimension B110.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 09:49 AM

Im not finding that specific error code on dells website, closest thing I can find indicates some sort of memory error, which leaves us at square one. Did you try the single stick in all the slots, and did you properly ground yourself out before working on the computer? Also, Dell indicates there should be diagnostic lights on your motherboard, perhaps if you would try to find them on your board and see what they are telling you by using this guide, it may help us narrow it down further.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 09:51 PM

Well, according to the code, (2 yellow, 2 green) it's a defective memory module. That's strange - I put the old ones back in and it did the same. Oh well - will do it again tomorrow night.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:20 AM

did you try just putting one in, and trying it in each of the seperate slots? and trying the same thing with each?

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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