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Desktop won't boot (Appears to be memory issue)

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#1 blue_suns


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:39 AM



So yesterday when I started up my computer it failed to boot. When I power it on, the only thing it does is beep (one short, one long), nothing even comes up on the screen. The fans are still working and the LED for the motherboard is on as well (not sure if that's a good thing or not). I looked up what the beeps meant and apparently it's a memory/hardware issue. I would suspect it's the RAM since it would always run near capacity when I ran the computer. I took it out to see if anything was wrong with it but it I see nothing wrong with it.


Is this simply a RAM problem? Or is it something else?


It is a Compaq Presario CQ5700Y running Windows 7


The RAM on the computer is a 2GB 2Rx8 PC3 10600U


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:14 PM

It could be as simple as reseating the RAM, or it could be bad. If you have any other DDR3 RAM you could try swapping in it to test that would tell you if the original one is just bad.

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#3 blue_suns

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:21 PM

I don't have another RAM module to test it with. I reseated the RAM (I think) but it's still the same problem.


That's why I wanted to get a second opinion before I buy another one to see if that's the problem.

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