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#1 Jammerjonn

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 05:13 PM

I get 2 beeps at start up, no video displayed. I heard that means ram. I tried new ram but same 2 beeps at stat up. Could it be the lcd? Thanks


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 06:13 PM

Try re-seating the RAM again. If you have two sticks only use one and change slots after each boot. Then substitute the other stick and boot from each slot. If you still get the beeps it's likely your motherboard. Take it to a good shop for diagnosis.



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:46 PM

Two beeps from the BIOS beep codes means that no memory is recognized.  If this beep code was three beeps I would be inclined to believe that there is a problem with the motherboard, but that is not what you have going.

 

This computer originally sold with 3GB of RAM with a maximum amount of 4GB of RAM.  There are two slots so you will have two slots to test each module in each slot.

 

If you are not sure how to access the RAM module/s you can watch a very short video here.

 

The human body can discharge static electricity in the amount of 2000V to 3000V.  It only takes 10V to kill a RAM module.  For this reason it is important that you touch something close at hand that is metal, like a kitchen faucet or a lamp, to discharge the static electricity in your system before handling the RAM.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 02:55 PM

OK Thanks I'll order two new chips. I heard it's very ram that ram chips go bad especially two in the same computer at the same time......... Many a power surge?



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:08 PM

Whats the total amout of ram you tryed to add ? remember max is 4gigs as DC3 pointed out.



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:15 PM

I wasn't adding any it has 4gb 2 chips just beeps twice at start up no video display. I ordered 2 new chips to try. Thanks



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:21 PM

Before you purchase the new modules try the suggestion to test each module.  Remove one of the modules and try the remaining module in both slots.  Repeat this with the other module by itself as well.

 

Let us know what you find.

 

If you had a power surge get to the RAM that would mean that it traveled through the motherboard as well.  I agree, it would be very unusual for both modules to have failed.  Have you opened the case and touched the RAM modules?


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