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Dell Optiplex GX280 beep code

By Code Butcher
Sep 25, 2009
  1. I got a Dell Optiplex GX280 tower, P4 3.2Ghz DDR2. When I start it up there is a long beep followed by 5 short beeps. I know the beeps mean something, but I don't exaclty know. I've tried changing the RAM, to no avail. Could it be video, because there is no signal to the screen?
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

  3. Code Butcher

    Code Butcher TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 84

    Thanks, I took a look, but still can't seem to find my problem. There are 4 lights on the back A B C D, A and B are Orange, and C and D are Green. If that helps.
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    Someone else might have more specific help for you... but i'd also say you should try Dell;s site, click under support then find manuals and stuff for your specific Optiplex. Here's a link for the manuals
     
  5. Code Butcher

    Code Butcher TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 84

    Thanks again, I found information on my problem, looks like a memory problem.
     
  6. Code Butcher

    Code Butcher TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 84

    It's a memory problem alright! But the memory is fine. I removed one of the DIMMs and it booted fine, then switched to make sure the other one was bad, still booted fine. Then I installed in the 2nd DIMM slot, booted ok. It seems that it won't boot in Dual Channel. Is this something I can fix by changing a setting or is my forever locked into Single Channel mode?
     
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