So I have everything assembled, system turns on, and I hear 1 short beep. Now, Google tells me this is a DRAMS refresh failure? And that it's RAM related? Now I tried to unhook the ram, switch the spots on the board, and plug it back in, but I got the same problem. Is this perhaps faulty RAM? Or is a motherboard/power supply issue?
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So your system works now?
It's okay to only have one stick of ram. Your computer will just run a little slower.
You're not using your computer to its' full potential if you don't run it in dual channel.
The cheapie computers from Best Buy sometimes only come with 1 stick of ram and they advertise it as having 2GB. Consumers don't know this sometimes and end up buying a slow computer.
No, it doesn't work. It will turn on...and I hear a single beep about 10 seconds later. That indicates a DRAM failure. The system will stay on for about 4-5 minutes, and then shut itself off. I tried putting just one stick in, in each of the slots, both sticks in different slots, and every other combo, but I still get the same 1 beep and the same shutdown.