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Windows 7: Three Beeps From Motherboard

26 May 2011   #1
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Three Beeps From Motherboard

I have been having trouble with the RAM, I have four sticks of 2Gb. I removed two sticks and ran Memtest86 three times with no problems and then removed the other two sticks and put in the two sticks I took out originally.
On powering up I got three beeps so I took them out and put the other two back in and still bleeping. I did not earth myself when removing them.
Have I zapped the RAM or could it be another problem?
My motherboard is an Asrock H55.


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26 May 2011   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Run this test to rule out ram.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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26 May 2011   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maccman View Post
I have been having trouble with the RAM, I have four sticks of 2Gb. I removed two sticks and ran Memtest86 three times with no problems and then removed the other two sticks and put in the two sticks I took out originally.
On powering up I got three beeps so I took them out and put the other two back in and still bleeping. I did not earth myself when removing them.
Have I zapped the RAM or could it be another problem?
My motherboard is an Asrock H55.
Try a new set off RAM As this maybe a faulty part

If it still happens then I would look into a Bad Mobo

How old is your Motherboard?

Josh
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26 May 2011   #4
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Check here what your Beep Codes mean depending on your BIOS
Computer POST and beep codes
If it's AMI 3 short mean Base 64K RAM Failure.
Try a different slot (only 1 Stick at a time so you can determin if it's the board or the RAM
-DG
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26 May 2011   #5
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maccman View Post
I have been having trouble with the RAM, I have four sticks of 2Gb. I removed two sticks and ran Memtest86 three times with no problems and then removed the other two sticks and put in the two sticks I took out originally.
On powering up I got three beeps so I took them out and put the other two back in and still bleeping. I did not earth myself when removing them.
Have I zapped the RAM or could it be another problem?
My motherboard is an Asrock H55.
Try a new set off RAM As this maybe a faulty part

If it still happens then I would look into a Bad Mobo

How old is your Motherboard?

Josh
The computer is about 6 months old, I bought it off ebay so it could cost me more to send it back than to do it myself.
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26 May 2011   #6
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

I had a very similar situation a month ago.
I popped out the MB battery to reset my CMOS (which contains the BIOS), wait a minute and put it back.
If you have a reset button on your board, you should use that for the same purpose.
Taking out the battery will cause your computer to forget the time, so will have to set it later.
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26 May 2011   #7
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Check here what your Beep Codes mean depending on your BIOS
Computer POST and beep codes
If it's AMI 3 short mean Base 64K RAM Failure.
Try a different slot (only 1 Stick at a time so you can determin if it's the board or the RAM
-DG
The board still beeps even with no RAM.
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26 May 2011   #8
DMHolt57

 
 

Check the ram speeds in the bios,...the setting should be 1333 or auto, even if the ram is faster...resetting the bios by removing the battery also sets the board back to auto...
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26 May 2011   #9
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
I had a very similar situation a month ago.
I popped out the MB battery to reset my CMOS (which contains the BIOS), wait a minute and put it back.
If you have a reset button on your board, you should use that for the same purpose.
Taking out the battery will cause your computer to forget the time, so will have to set it later.
If I remove the battery and reset the CMOS if I still get the beeps will it make things worse?
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26 May 2011   #10
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

No All it is doing is resetting a few things to see if the Settings on your Motherboard is Causing this
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