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Boot Issues (No Bios, Memory Error Beep Code)

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August 29, 2013 8:32:40 AM

Hey everyone, new to the forum, but I think this would be a good place to as this.

I'm having an issue with my setup that I'm doing. I have everything down to just the Motherboard, CPU, Memory, and Power Supply. I plugged in a BIOS speaker into the Front Panel connectors to troubleshoot and am getting a constant beep, showing as a memory error in my manual. Have two sticks of RAM and tried every combo I could, single or double. All are giving me the beep code. I'm gonna try sticking some other similar RAM into it to test to see if it's the RAM. Am I going on the right track? Is there something I might be missing or could try?

Mobo: Biostar TA970 (Base)
CPU: AMD FX-8320
RAM: Crucial Balistix VLP 2x4 GB DDR3 1600
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80-Plus Bronze

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August 29, 2013 8:38:42 AM

Well, with a quick look at the memory compatibility list for that MOBO, I do not see any Crucial models confirmed. Although the lists are not comprehensive, I would find it disheartening that they did not confirm with any type of stick of the Crucial brand, I would try a RAM that is listed on the compatibility list, if that RAM doesn't work either it may be a MOBO issue.

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August 29, 2013 8:46:36 AM

is your memory crucial ballistix sport 2x4gb 1600mhz cl9? if so, its a known problem with amd systems, have a look at the customer review and the answer of the company. got exactly the same problem with my new build
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August 29, 2013 8:59:35 AM

chugot9218: I didn't even think of that. I'm trying not to buy RAM just for troubleshooting and never use it again, to be sure it is the RAM sticks I bought with it. I have some friends letting me borrow some spare ones they have, and I doubt all of them won't work. Especially if they meet the criteria (800 MHz to 1866 MHz, DDR3, 1 GB - 16 GB), I figure some of them would work.

guggi4: Yes, the memory you posted are the same ones I have, just in Very Low Profile format. The exact serial number is BLS2K4G3D1609ES2LX0. Basically the same still though. I'm reading even worse reviews for the newegg page for my RAM i just looked up. A lot of people saying it doesn't even work when they get it and that it's discontinued.
a b } Memory
August 29, 2013 9:11:03 AM

Spec, if you purchased from Newegg, they are actually pretty good about swapping out incompatible RAM, as long as it's all returned in working order I am pretty sure they will let you swap them in and out (not sure about shipping costs) until you find something compatible.
August 29, 2013 9:15:33 AM

Yeah, this was my fault. I ordered the RAM randomly off of PCPartPicker without checking out reviews for each individual part.

I also ordered the part from OutletPC, which doesn't seem like a reputable dealer in retrospect. I have to look up the Return Policies and see what it is.