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Even with new ram, bios still says base 64k failure

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July 19, 2013 8:57:36 AM

I'm very new to building computers and decided to try my hand at making a tower. Everything went well until it needed to be cleaned. I opened the case and after clearing out all the dust, various animal fur tufts and cigarette/ash residue off of my ram, started it up. The monitor is blank as if nothing is connected and about 2 seconds after being turned on, three .5 second beeps are heard. Thinking my ram was shocked, i bought two more sticks and when they were replaced and shuffled around into new docks as well, the same problem still occurred. Could i have possibly done something to my motherboard as well?

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3
Ram: 16 gb (8gb x 2) DDR3 SDRAM 1333mhz 240 pin
Processor: Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600K (3.4GHz)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 1280MB Video Card
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July 19, 2013 10:25:05 AM

I would clean the memory gold colored contacts with a Q-tip and 91% Isopropyl alcohol. Clean the DRAM slots too.
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July 19, 2013 3:19:24 PM

Make sure it is in properly, and in the correct slots. It could be a mobo problem too. But as above, clean the memory slots as best you can (the RAM shouldn't need cleaning if it is new).

Did you remove the CPU when you did it?
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July 19, 2013 3:49:13 PM

PreferLinux said:
Make sure it is in properly, and in the correct slots. It could be a mobo problem too. But as above, clean the memory slots as best you can (the RAM shouldn't need cleaning if it is new).

Did you remove the CPU when you did it?


No nothing but the ram stick was touched. everything else got a blast of can air, like it always has gotten for the past year. like i clean my tower at least once a month.
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July 19, 2013 4:40:06 PM

My suggestion then is that there is now dust in a DIMM slot, which is preventing one or more contacts contacting properly. Clean it out as well as you can, and you'll probably be fine. You can try using one stick and/or moving one or both sticks around if you want.
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July 27, 2013 12:30:37 PM

PreferLinux said:
My suggestion then is that there is now dust in a DIMM slot, which is preventing one or more contacts contacting properly. Clean it out as well as you can, and you'll probably be fine. You can try using one stick and/or moving one or both sticks around if you want.


DIMM slots were cleaned out, contacts on the memory sticks as well and still the exact same thing. Nothing on the screen and just the group of three beeps.
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July 27, 2013 4:43:50 PM

So I was told to flash my BIOS from a flash drive. did that and nothing works.. still the same computer whir, three beeps and nothing else.
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August 4, 2013 3:21:47 PM

Try taking the graphics card out and connecting the monitor to the mobo.
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November 5, 2013 2:16:58 AM

So, have you found out what was the problem causing the three beeps ?

I had the same issue when trying to upgrade the ram, now it will beep on everything I do with any memory. Couldn't find the root of the problem. I am assuming it is the memory controller built onto the motherboard. (mobo dead).
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