2 beeps and wont boot

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  1. geedub
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    geedub GBAtemp Fan

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    hi hope you can help !

    dell dimension 3100 , boots so far then black screens and 2 beeps ! ive tried clearing cmos with the jumper , im assuming i did because i had to set the date/time in the bios again !

    im stumped so im open to suggestions [​IMG]
     
  2. Golfman560

    Golfman560 TheRapist.com

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    If it is the same on all motherboards 2 beeps means hardware failure which will not allow the computer to boot. That's the best I can tell you.
     
  3. geedub
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    geedub GBAtemp Fan

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    just noticed in the bios event log im showing

    cmos checksum error !

    now i have swapped out the battery and the ram !

    and still 2 beeps and showing cmos checksum error ?
     
  4. Quick-zeno

    Quick-zeno GBAtemp Regular

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    One of our school computers had this very same problem.

    but i dunno how we fixed it [​IMG]
     
  5. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

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    Make sure all your hardware is seated firmly in the slots, and make sure all cables are tight. Also make sure the heat sink is secure.
     
  6. Lee79

    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    AMI bios

    2 beeps Parity error
    - try reseating the memory, if the error still occurs, replace the memory

    Could be faulty RAM?
     
  7. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    This is RAM for sure, same thing happened to me once, luckily i was able to fix it wtih a dust clean out, and placing the RAM firmly in the slots, but for sure you have a RAM problem. Get that checked out.
     
  8. geedub
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    geedub GBAtemp Fan

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    cheers guys problem solved ! basically i unplugged everything cleared cmos and started again , and booted up with different ram
     
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