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04-17-2020 05:51 PM
I installed new ram then it started beeping 3 times then 2 and won’t start up, I moved the old ram over to the other slot to see if it was bad and got the same thing, so I moved the old ram to the first slot and it’s still beeping, I’ve tried to rest to board by taking the battery out, any More opinions?
04-17-2020 06:09 PM
Did you have the power cord attached while you were doing this?
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04-18-2020 02:36 AM - edited 04-18-2020 02:37 AM
Depending on the age of the PC and the BIOS vendor...
I would remove all RAM.
Do a hard reset, and run an F2 diagnostic on the RAM.
Then repeat with the original RAM and compare results.
Then swap the old for the new and repeat, analyse the 3 results and post any anomalies or conclusions.
PLEASE POST ANY RESULTS.
First:- Turn off the computer, press and hold the PWR button for 4 seconds.
Then - Leave only keyboard and mouse connected, disconnect all externally connected
devices such as Docking Station, USB storage devices, displays, and printers.
Unplug the AC adapter from the computer.
Next - Press and Hold the Power button for 15 seconds to Hard Reset.
Rinse and Repeat; Re-Connect the AC adapter.
NOW begin checking/testing/proving the Hardware is fit for purpose.
Power on your PC, press ESC (repeatedly), then F2 at the prompt.
Choose System Tests (Fast Test does a 4 minute hardware check).
The BIOS does need to acknowledge the RAM changes and just swapping without allowing time for a re-acquisition may be the problem. So go into the BIOS and view the results of any amendments.
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