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December 25, 2011 10:54:02 PM

Just got new RAM for my computer (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004TKY59O) and tried to install it however, instead of the computer starting up, there are now only 3 beeps a pause and then a recurring 3 beeps. I've tried each RAM module separably and together in all 4 of the slots in my motherboard yet the problem still occurs. After this I tried the RAM I was using before again on its own yet the problem still recurred with this, any help would be much appreciated . This is my first time upgrading and I am worried I've done something wrong even though I took all the step.

My Motherboard is a ASUSĀ® M4A79XTD EVO and my old RAM 4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz

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December 25, 2011 11:09:35 PM

You may have inadvertently loosened the video card when you pushed down on the motheroard putting in the new ram (it happens ) so I would power off the computer and remove the video card and then reseat it. See if that works.
December 25, 2011 11:10:53 PM

inzone said:
You may have inadvertently loosened the video card when you pushed down on the motheroard putting in the new ram (it happens ) so I would power off the computer and remove the video card and then reseat it. See if that works.


Thanks for the quick reply will try that
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December 25, 2011 11:13:11 PM

It would be helpful if you could look up what your motherboard's beep code means, that will narrow down the problem a lot.
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December 25, 2011 11:15:58 PM

Whenever I put a new card or something in my motherboard I always go over each thing and make sure everything is seated properly.
December 25, 2011 11:22:08 PM

well reseated the graphics card and the same problem occurs
December 25, 2011 11:30:48 PM

Found the beep code, one continues beep followed by two short = no ram detected. Took all the ram out to test this and and got the same beeps so the problem is definitly in the RAM itself
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December 25, 2011 11:38:05 PM

Are you trying to put both Corsair and Crucial ram in together ? How many sticks of each brand do you have? The Corsair is 1.65v , 1600mhz ram and the Crucial is 1.5v 1333 mhz ram , they will not wotk together because they have to be the same exactly in order to work.
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December 25, 2011 11:40:19 PM

You will now have to clear the cmos and put in either one but not both.
December 25, 2011 11:40:28 PM

inzone said:
Are you trying to put both Corsair and Crucial ram in together ? How many sticks of each brand do you have? The Corsair is 1.65v , 1600mhz ram and the Crucial is 1.5v 1333 mhz ram , they will not wotk together because they have to be the same exactly in order to work.


that's what I did at first, but after the problem occurred I've tested each stick in each of the 4 slots on their own and still the same problem occurs.
December 25, 2011 11:43:42 PM

inzone said:
You will now have to clear the cmos and put in either one but not both.


Missed this before I replied to your other post, this is probably what I need to do
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December 25, 2011 11:57:19 PM

If you do clear the cmos you will have to redo your bios settings if you had reviously made avy changes there , because the clear cmos will set the bios to factory default.
December 26, 2011 12:12:43 AM

still no luck
December 26, 2011 12:21:00 AM

Might be a long shot but is there anyway to do a RAM test without having a computer to test them?
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December 26, 2011 12:30:59 AM

Do you have another computer.
December 26, 2011 12:32:26 AM

no only a laptop
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December 26, 2011 12:33:33 AM

If you have the motherboard owners manual it will tell you how to put in one stick (which slot to put it in).
December 26, 2011 12:47:27 AM

its just any slot, have tried all sticks same problem
December 26, 2011 12:56:12 AM

Is it possible Ive completely destroyed all of the sticks by not grounding myself properly or something along those lines? and if so is there anything I can do about it ? Also to clarify to reset CMOS you just remove the cmos battery dont you ?
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December 26, 2011 1:11:55 AM

That is one way and Asus boards usually have a reset buton either on the MB or at the rear i/o pannel. Also there is an option in the bios to set to default. I certianly hope that you didn't damage the memory controller on the cpu. What you can try is to shut down and unplug the power supply , then remove the battery and wait a few min. Then put everythimg back and put in the original ram in the original slots and see if that works.
June 30, 2012 10:50:44 PM

wertwow said:
Is it possible Ive completely destroyed all of the sticks by not grounding myself properly or something along those lines? and if so is there anything I can do about it ? Also to clarify to reset CMOS you just remove the cmos battery dont you ?


Any luck solving this problem? I am currently having the same issue with the same board and RAM.
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