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Computer won't boot after RAM installed

  1. My computer won't boot after I installed new ram. I installed a 2 gig stick and it got warm. Now ever ram stick I put in I get one long beep it stops after a bout 1 minute. Fans and all drives seem to be running fine. Put old memory in a get the same thing. Did I fry my motherboard or my power supply. If I disconnect the 4 pin atx plug the beeping stops.
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Please link us to your motherboard and the new RAM you installed.
     
  3. theregulator187

    theregulator187 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Ecs mcp73pvt-sm motherboard oz2 ppc2 6400 2gb sticks pn ocz2t800c44gk. One stick got hot to the touch when I put in.
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Try running it with one stick in different slots. What are the results. Use both old and new for diagnostic purposes.
     
  5. theregulator187

    theregulator187 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Same thing one long beep also reset cmos and same thing one long beep
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Find the make of your BIOS and then do a search for Error Beep Codes for said BIOS. That long Beep is a error beep code and it will tell you wherein the problem lies.
     
  7. theregulator187

    theregulator187 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Memory failure
     
  8. theregulator187

    theregulator187 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I don't think the one stick sat right when I installed it. Since I get a beep does it mean my motherboard is still good or is my memory slots bad
    now
     
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Memory is bad.
     
  10. theregulator187

    theregulator187 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    The slots or the sticks
     

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