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#1 DruszaA

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 04:36 AM

Hi All,

 

I have a very interesting problem with my PC.

 

When I turn it on, I hear 1 long and 3 short beeps, then it does nothing. If I push the restart button, it beeps only one (as usual), and starts loading in. So, if I want to use my computer, I alway have to turn it on, wait for the 1 long 3 short beeps, then restart it. Does anyone has any idea how to fix it?

 

My BIOS: American Megatrends INC. 1208, 2007.08.01

 

According to this beep code it menas: Memory test failure, A fault has been detected in memory above 64KB.

 

What exactly does it mean, and how to fix it? I have 2GB RAM, I removed them and plugged them in again, it did not help anything.


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#2 jonuk76

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 04:53 AM

Is your computer keeping time and date OK when it is unplugged, or losing them?  Just wondering if CMOS battery may need to be replaced.


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#3 DruszaA

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 04:58 AM

Yes, it keeps the date and time OK



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 05:38 AM

It sounds to me like you need to:-

 

1) check that the RAM you have is the correct spec from your motherboard, & that your BIOS settings are correct for that RAM.

 

2) thoroughly test your existing RAM for several hours using a memory test program - note that a fault indication here could indicate a problem with either the RAM or the motherboard 

 

3) try known good RAM of the correct spec for your motherboard & see if that solves the problem (& also run the memory test program on this RAM)


Edited by rqt, 23 October 2015 - 05:38 AM.


#5 DruszaA

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 05:59 AM

Thanks rqt :)

 

1) can not be a problem, as this computer was working with these rams for several years.

 

For 2) & 3) what memory test program should I use?

 

And the strangest is that the computer works, only cannot load in at the first boot... So everything must be ok (as it is working), but why do I nned to restart my computer every single time?



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 06:07 AM

I tend to use MemTest 86+ - but others are available - try Google?

 

Memory problems do not always cause obvious symptoms - so everything may not be OK.



#7 DruszaA

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 06:10 AM

You know, google doesent tell me which memory test program is recommended, nor which is just a trash of brown...

 

I prefer asking real humans with real experiences.



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 06:16 AM

Memtest86+ is good.


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:51 AM

Hi,

 

1) can not be a problem, as this computer was working with these rams for several years.

 

The ram could go bad after several years.

 

MemTest86 Free you have an old machine so use the MemTest86 Version 4.3.7


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Posted 30 October 2015 - 06:32 PM

Also make sure that there is no dust buildup in your ram slots.


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