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#1 Eric_K

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 02:14 AM

I made a new build with an APU (no graphics card), and when I powered it up the fans started spinning and the LEDS were working, but there was no POST or display. So what I did was replace the APU with a weaker one (A6 6400k) and it was able to startup. While I was on the OS, I installed all the drivers and updated the BIOS. Then when I swapped out the APU back to the one that wasn't working, I got 3 beeps which is supposed to imply that the RAM may be bad, but this makes no sense because I only get this error with the APU that isn't working. Anyways, I tried re-seating the RAM, using a different slot, and using different RAM entirely, but I was still getting 3 beeps.
 

Here's the build:

  • AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Masscool 5T568S1H3 33.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
  • MSI A68HI AC (motherboard)
  • G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory
  • Patriot Blaze 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case
  • EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply

I should mention that I was only using 1 stick of RAM during these tests as well.



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#2 Eric_K

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 03:24 AM

bump


Edited by Eric_K, 17 June 2016 - 03:24 AM.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 04:53 AM

Hi,

 

Only to add a question. The beeps are exactly the same if you put the working processor and remove the memory?


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 07:36 AM

I would get the processor on a secure level surface, and with a magnifying glass, or even a cell phone magnifying app with pins facing up I would look for possible bent pins. Did the processor work on any unit previously? or is this a brand new processor?



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:13 AM

It could still be the RAM, sometimes the wrong processor/ motherboard/ memory combo can happen.

I had that happen to me once.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 01:19 PM

UPDATE:

 

Thanks for all the replies guys,
 

First off, I ended up trying to use the working processor with no RAM like SleepyDude had suggested, and I ended up getting different beeps, this time, I would 3 beeps and a permanent pause. With the bad processor and RAM I would get 3 beeps, a pause, and then 3 beeps/pause continually until I shut down the system. When I used the bad processor with no RAM I got the 3 beeps permanent pause. Then when I put the ram back in, the computer actually booted up with the bad processor. I'll keep posting if anything bad happens from this point



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 01:21 PM

Well gald ytou are working it out, hey this happens luckily there is such thing as a warrenty


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 09:28 AM

@Eric_K: I found this MSI page https://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/bios-beep-codes about the beep code see if its useful for you.


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