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Can a computer start up bios without ram

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April 1, 2011 12:17:44 AM

Hello, I tried today to boot up my system with no ram installed I just wanted to check if it works. I have a ma785gm us2h motherboard amdx6 phenom 1075t I did not get any video display I would like to know if this is normal. I hear no beeps.

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a c 123 V Motherboard
April 1, 2011 12:24:50 AM

Yes, this is normal. Without RAM, you cannot get a display. Furthermore, if you don't have a motherboard speaker installed, you will not hear the associated beeps indicating that RAM was not present in the POST. You should get a motherboard speaker; it is an invaluable tool in diagnosing your computer.
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April 1, 2011 12:31:20 AM

how do you get a motherboard speaker does my model come with one
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a c 123 V Motherboard
April 1, 2011 7:11:42 PM

Motherboard speakers are very inexpensive and can typically be found in computer hardware stores, such as Fry's or Microcenter. If there aren't any shops in your area, just do a google search for "motherboard speaker". You'll find a plethora of options.
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April 1, 2011 9:49:07 PM

Best answer selected by jaclavell.
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April 1, 2011 9:50:30 PM

I thank you very much for your help it's great to know their are good people out here. Again Thank you
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August 1, 2015 3:12:32 PM

jaclavell said:
how do you get a motherboard speaker does my model come with one


Don't know about you but my MB came with a speaker.
Also good post, I was building my own PC too and was wondering about this.
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September 1, 2015 9:14:39 PM

T_T said:
Yes, this is normal. Without RAM, you cannot get a display. Furthermore, if you don't have a motherboard speaker installed, you will not hear the associated beeps indicating that RAM was not present in the POST. You should get a motherboard speaker; it is an invaluable tool in diagnosing your computer.


What if you substituted the built in sticks with a USB Drive? Even though most of the times theyre recognized as STORAGE, in a sense, that could work, right?
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September 4, 2015 11:14:40 AM

^ no and you'll understand why if you do some basic research on memory types (plus computers' lack of psychic adaptiveness). that really wasn't worth bumping a 4yr old thread
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