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azrock az7 extreme 4 3 short beeps

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At start up i am now getting 3 short beeps ,according to the chart this indicates Main memory read / write test error ,does this mean my ram is on its way out,it does it 3 times then boots fine

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You run any memory testing tools?

 

Run mdsched from Windows - it's a built in Windows memory testing tool (unless you're running something else).

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One page I found mentions base 64K test failure. You could try swapping the Dimm positions but it'd probably make no difference since multi-channel Ram configs interleave addresses.

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few things that may be worth a go

 

reseat the ram

update bios <if latest try reset it

try one stick at a time

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I'd bet your motherboard battery is flat (the little CR button cell).

I bet it's forgotten it's ram timings, and trying 3 defaults before it finds the one that boots :)

 

Just an educated guess.

 

Whack a multimeter on the battery.

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Thanks guys seems it was just a simple reseat and all beeps gone cheers everyone

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hmm though the problem had gone but on start up today just one set of 3 beeps.grrrrr what size voltage is the round battery please i cant read it on mine

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Most likely a CR???? battery but you'll need to read the cr number. Most common is the cr2032.

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hmm though the problem had gone but on start up today just one set of 3 beeps.grrrrr what size voltage is the round battery please i cant read it on mine

 

3 or 3.2V

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I put a new 3v battery and am now using 1 stick instead of 2 as 2 wont boot anymore,it boots with 1 but still get the 3 beeps.

 

Do i need to change some bios settings

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i seem to get the 3 beep sequence 2 or 3 times then it boots,

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Yep changed the settings in bios ,but it won't boot now with both sticks ,when it boots with 1stick it beeps about5sets of 3 then it boots to windows

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sounding like a mb problem to me if each stick on its own is ok

bit more serous than Nich's problem so extra v and tweaked settings probably wont be enough to fix it but then it should be quicker to diagnose since you dont have to run hours of tests just to duplicate the error

tried the other slots?

 

reset the bios and drop the ram speed to 1333 if it isnt already

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Thanks Dasa yes mate ive tried the other slots and can only seem to boot from the first 1 ,both sticks are from the same kit ,cant even boot to bios now


ok so im in the bios now it finally worked


ok dropped the dram to1033 still beeps no change

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sounds like your mb is toast to me since its fairly rare for the cpu to go

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may be worth removing everything from it reseating the cpu and running it on a box of the igp with a spare psu if possible just to be sure its not a usb device or something weird

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ok thanks mate no spare PSU here when i blow em up they go to the bin ,might just get another mobo i guess cheers for you help

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Looks like I'll be selling some Shit to get a new rug cheers for everyone that has helped me

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