I bought some new ram which initially wouldn’t be recognised for the first hour or putting it in, then it worked fine for a day but has since started to give me the 3 beeps on boot up and will not load, I have 3 sticks of ram which I’ve checked all 3 and still nothing surely the ram haven’t all gone bad? Does anyone have any ideas what could stop the motherboard from loading as it’s driving me mad
I have absolutely no idea what’s happened, I’m not very good with computers but the kingston ram I had 2 sticks which worked fine and now don’t, the 8gb stick was working yesterday suddenly stopped working. This user face isn’t great for replying on iPhone sorry.
You need to put the original memory back in, and make sure it is properly seated.
The force of removing and re-inserting of memory, on an older board such as yours, could have caused some damage.
If you get the 3 beeps with the original memory, then your memory has a problem.
I’ve put the original ram in both at once and with just a single stick and it’s still giving me 3 beeps, not sure if it’s relevant because I never noticed before but there’s a green light on the board always lit.
The green LED is simply an indicator that the motherboard is receiving standby power from the Power Supply. If lit, it provides a rough indication that portions of the Power Supply and some of the circuitry on the motherboard is working properly.
If you restored the original DIMMs and the board is not working, this indicates that,
Al is correct; pressing on the board to insert DIMM(s) is the most likely cause.