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Afternoon all,


So i treated my self to some new RAM for my system as a late Xmas present which arrived today. However upon putting into my system it fails to boot and just beeps three times(1 Long and 2 Short - I know this "should" be a video adapter fail, but this ONLY happens when i change the RAM if i put the old XMS2 2x1GB RAM back in it works fine), then repeats this. Nothing comes up on the screen, I have tried various combinations of the new RAM and none work.


However if i replace with the OLD 2x1GB of RAM it works fine.


The new RAM i have is Corsair XMS2 2x2GB (https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...odid=MY-190-CS)


I have updated the BIOS on my motherboard as originally i thought this could be the problem, when i place the new RAM in now, there is no Beeping and i can hear all the fans etc start up but the machine just fails to Post.



my system specs are below..



System Information


Time of this report: 12/31/2010, 16:20:41

Machine name: JAMES-PC

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.100218-0019)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: System manufacturer

System Model: System Product Name

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz

Memory: 2046MB RAM

Page File: 1750MB used, 4884MB available

Windows Dir: C:\Windows

DirectX Version: DirectX 10

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode



DxDiag Notes


Display Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 2: No problems found.

Sound Tab 3: No problems found.

Input Tab: No problems found.


DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)



Display Devices


Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Chip type: GeForce 8800 GTX

DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0191&SUBSYS_039C10DE&REV_A2

Display Memory: 1510 MB

Dedicated Memory: 743 MB

Shared Memory: 767 MB

Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor

Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll

Driver Version: 8.17.0011.9745 (English)

DDI Version: 9Ex

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 4/3/2010 21:55:32, 9386600 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: Yes

WHQL Date Stamp:

Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-42D1-11CF-7F55-97231CC2C535}

Vendor ID: 0x10DE

Device ID: 0x0191

SubSys ID: 0x039C10DE

Revision ID: 0x00A2

Revision ID: 0x00A2

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Did you try only one new stick? If that works, then go into the bios and enter the correct settings for the new ram manually (spped timings and voltage, it´s printed on the ram).

Sometimes resetting the bios with the cmos reset jumper helps too (see manual for details)

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any other suggestions here would be greatly appreciated.


for some additional information i have switched the machine on with No RAM at all in it, and it makes the expected beeping sounds. I assume that if the new RAM was bad that it would also make this sound or at least some sound to indicate this? As it is all that happens is everything starts as you would expect apart from the machine doesn't Post so all the fans etc just spin and spin but nothing else happens

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