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second ram memory slot just getting a long beep

Q: second ram memory slot just getting a long beep

i have a N1996 motherboard with two slots for 184pin memory. i have purchased a new module to slot into the second slot but i just get a long beep then the beep stops, then a long beep again etc.
i have just tried the original one in the second slot(on its own) twice, but still the beep. i have put the memory back into the first slot and it works fine.

any help would be grateful

would i need to change the bios setting, or do you think that the second memory bank is down.

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A:One long beep, pause, another long beep when I turn on computer

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A:Bios Beep Codes anyone know what long long long is?

heres a site with codes

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A:One short beep, one long beep

Is it possible you are hearing 1 long - one short?
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A:New PSU, long beep

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A:Long beep then click

check the beep code here

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

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A:One long beep and two short

Check these against your particular BIOS.
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Please go to the Guides Forum and check the FAQs:
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A:Beep code: two long

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A:Long Beep Followed by Two Short Beeps

Make sure the fan is spinning on the card.

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Lets go back to squoare one
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Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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A:1 Short Beep 2 Long Beeps...

This site suggests a RAM problem:
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Can you describe the 1 long beep a little more?

Does it do this then nothing?

Does it do this then repeat?

If it gives one long beep and then nothing, then it probably means you have a faulty cpu.

See Below.

Basic Beep Codes for ABIT AWARD BIOS Motherboards

No beep at all - this means your motherboard is dead, either due to a defective or underpowered power supply, poorly seated CPU or RAM, or a dead-on-arrival board

One beep - board is working fine

One long beep then machine shuts down - faulty, improperly installed or missing CPU

1 short(Beep) System booting is normally

2 short(Beep) CMOS setting error

1 long - 1 short(Beep) DRAM ERROR

1 long - 2 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error

1 long - 3 short(Beep) Keyboard Error

1 long - 9 short(Beep) ROM Error

Long(Beep) continuous DRAM isn't inserted correctly

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A two-tone siren, generally caused by overheating or out of specification voltages

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Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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look in the owner's manual and find what the long beep means.
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A:HP a6130n one short one long beep

Hi there

According to HP's support website, one short and one long beeps signify that your computer is having problems with the installed memory modules. Your symptoms are also common of the same.

Your computer supports four, 1GB DDR2-667 (PC2-5300) RAM sticks. I suggest you replace the ones in your computer. You might only have one or two.

Replacing them is easy and can be done at home.

Here is a cheap pair (two 1gb modules):
If you have more than one RAM stick it is possible that only one of them is faulty while the other is fine. To test your RAM modules you will need to run a memory test such as memtest86+

To figure out which one it is, you can also take one out and turn your computer on with just one or the other. If you figure out which one is faulty you can leave that one out and run the computer on just the healthy one.
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A:Solved: One long random beep

I would say MB and or Video card problem.....did you put it in the oven with the cake?
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I have used another pci-e slot with the same results
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What BIOS does your motherboard use?
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Cannot afford new machine right now. See new motherboards online for about $75, but want to make sure that is necessary. video is integrated in motherboard.
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A:Single long beep on power on then nothing (G3-605)

To clear CMOS, you can unplug AC power cord, take off the CMOS battery (silver button battery) just over the GPU card, press power button twice, wait 3 minutes and then put back everything. or  power off your PC, unplug AC power cord and short pin 2-3 (Pin 1 starts from left) of the Clear CMOS, it's in the middle of the bottom of the motherboard.short it for 2-3 minutes and then take off the short and try to power your system. I can't find any Beep codes but normally 1 short is something wrong on GPU.
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A:Freeze and long continuous beep

Nobody...? Please help me!
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A:one long continuous beep during play

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i just want to make sure before i throw it away...

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A:Black Screen and 1 short n1 long beep!!

Those beeps indicate that there is a hardware problem with your computer. If you give me the make and model and year. I may be able to tell you precisely what the short and long beeps mean.

Unless its the hard drive your pics are safe.
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Out of nowhere,

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The long beep is trying to tell you something. I suggest you post your computer specs so that Louis or one of the others can zero in on the problem.
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A:HP Presario shut down with long beep series
has a relatively long list of beep codes. Your PC uses Award BIOS. I didn't totally understand your description of the beep, but from what I could tell it seems to be a memory problem, though I may be off on that.

I take it you did reseat the memory? If not you should try that, if that doesn't fix it you'll want to remove the memory sticks one module at a time to see if the board eventually stops beeping on you. If it does, you can diagnose which stick is bad and should be replaced.

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A:1 long beep, 2 short, I think it's the mobo dead?

You MAY POSSIBLY have a problem with bad capacitors. Take the side off the machine and use a bright light to look carefully at the capacitors. The capacitors are small can type objects that should be perfectly flat on the top. If any have "bulging" tops, are leaking a brownish looking fluid, or the capacitors are leaning (not perpendicular to the motherboard) they may be bad.

Attached is a link showing what you should be looking for.

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A:GA-870A-USB3 One Long Beep (maybe 2 very short ones)

Ok guys...I removed both memory and Video card, I get a long continuous beep, put only memory back, one at a time, or both and I get no beeps what so every...What you'll think?
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A:Computer Issue - ONE LONG BEEP, No Video

Tell your son to keep his dirty mitts off that PC if he does not know what he is doing (obviously!).
Put the 6800 card back in, you should get a signal again.
Then go into BIOS (hit the Del key a few times at startup) and activate the onboard graphics. Save the settings (F10 key) and switch the PC off. Remove the 6800.
Reboot in Safe Mode (hit the F8 key a few times at startup and select from the menu. You should have signal again, this time from the onboard graphics.
You now need to UNinstall the graphics drivers for that 6800 before you reboot into normal mode.
Once there, you need to RE-install the onboard-graphics drivers that came with the PC.
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A:Black screen and 1 kind of long beep

MysticAurora said:

When I turn on the computer my screen is BLACK. Nothing shows at all.
I get one long beep.
I have tried the monitor on another system and this works fine.
Everything is else is working fine. Just can't get anything on my screen at all. I installed another hard drive (with help) and put UBUNTU On seeing as this is only a 40gb western digitial hard drive.

Any ideas as to what is going on? I have made sure everything is seated problem. But other then that, I don't know what's going on.

Compaq Presario SR1520AN
OPERATING SYSTEM: Ubuntu (original was Windows XP)
Hewlett Packard: SR1520AN
PROCESSOR: AMD Sempron Processor 3200+ (1.8Ghz) with Hyper-Transport Technology
HARDRIVE:40g Western Digital
OPTICAL STORAGE: Double Layer (8.5GB) 16x DVD+RW/+Drive 16xDVD+R, 8xDVD-R, 4xDVD-+RW, 2.4xDVD+R DL, 16x DVD_ROM: 40CDR, 24xCDRW, 40xCDROM

GRAPHICS: Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Graphics with up to 128MB shared video memoryClick to expand...

I still have my old hard drive which is a 80gb western digital.

I was told that it was my hard drive that was the problem. But when we put the 40gb hard drive in it only went for 2 weeks.

I have windows XP on the 80gb hard drive and hope that it is not the hard drive that was faulty as I think this was a wrong diagnosis.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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How is the computer running?Is this the only problem??
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A:1 long beep 2 short? (award bios)


Sounds like the video card bit the bullet :dead:
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A:One long beep then two short, no display shown


Those beeps are your BIOS "telling" you something is wrong. In order to work out what it is trying to say, we need to know what BIOS you are running. When your PC boots, it shows a black screen with writing.....something like AWARD BIOS Ver 1.021.

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3 year old system

A:Random BSOD with beep code 1 long 3 short

Before we can even investigate you need to update these drivers.

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (not before).

MLPTDR_C.SYS 9/3/2002 6:31:10 AM 0x912dd000 0x912e01e0 0x000031e0 0x3d748f6e
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Your problem may be caused by many things > RAM problems >graphics drivers > overclocking > heat issues > using more than one AntiVirus at the same time > etc etc.

Please run the below tests.

System File Check

Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.
To do this type cmd in search, then right click to run as administrator, then

It may need to be run up to three times before successful

Read here for more information SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know the results from the report at the end.

Event viewer.

Type eventvwr in search and go to the windows log>application tab.
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Note the event ID and source codes and look them up in Google.
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A:Long LOUD never ending beep on start up, no display, help?

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A:1 long beep 2 short, comp. wont start

Not all Ram cards are compatible.

If you remove the new ram cards does it work?
Or if you just use the new Ram cards, and take out the old ones, does it work ?

I'd say, more likely Ram issue

You may also want to post all your Hardware system specs, including the new ram specs
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