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ram not working - computer just beeps now :(

I just got some new ram online but once I installed it, it just made my computer beep 3 times and it doesn't boot up.

This is the Ram I am trying to make work: KTD-PE3168K4
This is the Motherboard I am using: h55m-e33

i'm not familiar with overclocking or bios specifications so i'm totally lost at this point.
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  1. From what I remember from generic beep codes on old machines (it's been years) three beeps usually means the ram isn't being detected, I'd say faulty or incompatible ram.
  2. clarkey1984 said:
    From what I remember from generic beep codes on old machines (it's been years) three beeps usually means the ram isn't being detected, I'd say faulty or incompatible ram.


    That would make sense. When I remove the ram and start the computer without any ram, it does the same thing so I think you're right. Darn :( gotta get more ram now. Thanks for the help clarkey
  3. Try each stick individually in slot 1 and ensure it's fully seated, i.e. the clips lock on by themselves
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    Try each stick individually in slot 1 and ensure it's fully seated, i.e. the clips lock on by themselves


    I tried doing each one by itself and also doing each combination of pairs with the 4 sticks to be sure it wasn't just one bad stick. No luck
  5. Best answer
    You want Unbuffered/NON ECC DRAM, the Sticks you have are ECC buffered DRAM
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    You want Unbuffered/NON ECC DRAM, the Sticks you have are ECC buffered DRAM


    thanks very much for your help. I'll try looking for some unbuffered non ecc dram. any suggestions on some that would be compatible with my motherboard? i'm looking for 4x4gb

    do you think these would work? KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G
  7. I'd look at the GSkill Snipers or Ripjaws X in 1600/9
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