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RAM error?

HP ProDesk 600 G1 Tower PC
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


I recently sent a post about the hp pro desk not starting up. I figured that the error was that the pins for the CPU slot were bent, so I tried to bend them back and put the CPU back in place. I started the computer and 5 beeps and flashes from an led on the power button occurred. Apparently, this is a ram error, but the ddr3 ram is compatible and practically untouched, I tried placing it in all the 4 slots and nothing happened. 

is it a ram problem or is the motherboard wrecked? there is no signal on the monitor and i tried entering BIOS for ram test but nothing happened. 

Help would hugely be appreciated.

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RAM error?

The beep code is telling you that a hardware problem has occurred.  I am curious why you would think the CPU pins are bent and causing this error.  Have you been removing/installing the CPU laterly - such as just before this happened?


Here is a guide on various reasons and how to troubleshoot them


It would be helpful to describe what you have done and what occurred just prior to this happening.  It is very rare for this to happen with no previous causes.  Assuming since this PC has Windows 8.1 and was working prior to this

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