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#1 daic

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:44 AM

Hello,

 

I have put together a new build and at start-up the PC beeps 3 times @ 2or3 times (about a second or so before each new 3 set beep), then restarts. And does it again, until powered off by switch on PSU.

 

I checked and looked into the ram, as that's what the error seemed to point to.

Ive reseated and reseated again, trying only 2 channel instead of 4, still no luck.

Put in the ram currently used in previous system (Corsair dual channel 1600), and same outcome.

 

Motherboard:    Intel DZ87KLT-75K Desktop Board
Power Supply:   Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
HDD:                 Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB
Case:                Zalman GS1200
CPU:                 i5-4440 Processor
CPU Fan:          Zalman FX100
Memory:            Corsair DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR 1866

see this page for compatible memory - http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/db-dz87klt-75k/sb/CS-034213.htm

Video Card:      ASUS Radeon R9 270X

 

I have the 24pin and 8pin connected to the board.

Using the supplied fan that came with the processor for now, until i get system running.

 

Trying to see what I can narrow down, before i RMA the products back for a new one(s).

 

~thanks

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Edited by daic, 24 January 2014 - 12:59 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:30 AM

3 short beeps is RAM failure on most BIOS.

 

Reseat (take out and put back in) them and try again...

 

Confirm with memtest86



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:06 AM

3 short beeps is RAM failure on most BIOS.

 

Reseat (take out and put back in) them and try again...

 

Confirm with memtest86

Thanks for the reply, tried reseating, etc still no luck.

 

Cant confirm memory as this computer cant handle it and the system in question hasnt given me any screens to be able to update the bios.

(to be clear, this is a new system, no OS etc.)


Edited by daic, 24 January 2014 - 03:07 AM.

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  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:12 AM

sounds like a dodgy RAM chip...

 

are there multiple RAM cards on the motherboard? remove them and test one at a time at startup. until you get failure, there's your prob.

 

and/or

 

memtest is a bootable program... download it from this machine (the one you are browsing on now) and burn the ISO to disk, boot from disk, run the tests.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:22 AM

sounds like a dodgy RAM chip...

 

are there multiple RAM cards on the motherboard? remove them and test one at a time at startup. until you get failure, there's your prob.

 

and/or

 

memtest is a bootable program... download it from this machine (the one you are browsing on now) and burn the ISO to disk, boot from disk, run the tests.

Thanks for replying.

 

Yes its a quad set, tried one at a time, still does beeps. 3 sets of 4 beeps, the 4th set is cut off as the computer shuts down and then restarts.

 

I am unable to get any images to load on the monitor,so i cant do any memtest activity.


            Desktop | Laptop

  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:36 AM

so it beeps 4 times... then repeats twice more (2 x 4 beeps), then restarts?

 

trying to unjumble our tricky english.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:45 AM

if this is a 4 beep code error you should take it back... probably a motherboard failure, or a pci/pci-e card failure. Remove any cards to confirm.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:24 AM

I believe it went:.

Beep-Beep-Beep-Pause |

Beep-Beep-Beep-Pause |

Beep-Beep-Beep-Pause |

Beep-Beep-Bee(restart triggers and does it again, haven't keep it on much longer after that)

 

Card isnt new, was used in previous system (i can replug it back into this machine to verify its still working (was the other day)).

 

 

((Sorry for the reversed wording on last post))


Edited by daic, 24 January 2014 - 04:25 AM.

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  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:53 AM

that's RAM... or motherboard.

 

swap the cards through (should make the same sound with no ram attached even), only 1 at a time. If no joy finding fault, it's a mobo problem.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:03 PM

that's RAM... or motherboard.

 

swap the cards through (should make the same sound with no ram attached even), only 1 at a time. If no joy finding fault, it's a mobo problem.

Ill give that a try when i am home, also going to try the HDMI only and no video card, since this board has only integrated hdmi.

Thanks again


Edited by daic, 24 January 2014 - 01:04 PM.

            Desktop | Laptop

  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:42 PM

UPDATE: Took out video card and hooked it up to the HDMI on my TV (my current monitor doesnt have HDMI input), still same issue.
Beeping 3 times, then pause 3 seconds, and repeats.

Now computer isnt auto restarting, just in a 3-beep + pause loop.


            Desktop | Laptop

  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:05 PM

its the RAM, or the ram circuit.. not the pci cards. causing the problem.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:57 PM

So, upon testing the slots, i placed ONE ram stick in the SECOND slot, which has enabled me to get into the bios (finially). Looks like things are looking up.


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  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:07 AM

It should boot on the first slot with one stick (try the one that worked in the second)... if it doesn't, it is a faulty mobo.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:41 AM

It should boot on the first slot with one stick (try the one that worked in the second)... if it doesn't, it is a faulty mobo.

I dont believe its that.

For example someone else who has the same board tried these

1. Both pieces in DIMM 1 and 2 -> 3 peeps

2. Both pieces in DIMM 3 and 4 -> 3 peeps

3. One pieces in either DIMM 1 or 3 -> 3 peeps

4. One piece in either DIMM 2 or 4 -> works perfectly

5. Both pieces in DIMM 2 and 4 -> works perfectly

 

I have seen reported issues on the base start up of this mobo.

 

Will see how things go, will be verifying usage asap.


            Desktop | Laptop

  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5




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