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Three Beeps upon start up, right RAM?

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Hello,

I am in need of some assistance. I recently purchased this mobo (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-BLKDP45SG-DP45SG-ATX-DDR3-LGA775-New-Bulk-Desktop-Board-W-Accessories-/380455543390) and installed it using this memory (http://www.corsair.com/us/memory-by-product-family/vengeance/vengeance-8gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9b.html) and i get three beeps at start up indicating no memory according to this manual ([http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15995/eng/DP45SG_ProductGuide01_English.pdf) pg 71. I searched the corsair site for compatible memory and the search came up with this (http://www.corsair.com/us/dominator-with-dhx-pro-connector-8gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmp8gx3m4a1333c9.html) does the memory I purchased no work with this motherboard?

Thank You,
Justin
post #2 of 30
Look in your BIOS and see if you are running the correct voltage for the RAM is that RAM 1.5v or 1.65v ? Then check you DRAM timing control and make sure they are correct. Usually 3 beeps indicate a faulty hardware state, normally RAM... If you have a MEM-OK button on the mobo you could press it while starting the computer and it would pull it into specs that would allow you to boot into windows etc. Check your RAM settings in BIOS first though.

*ETA*Also make sure you have the RAM in the correct slots and make sure they are fully seated firmly in slot. Actually PULL THEM OUT AND REINSTALL THEM PLEASE
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post #3 of 30
which slots is the RAM in? Some older boards need RAM in the first physical slot (the one nearest the CPU) Maybe try one stick in that slot and see if it boots? if not, try the other stick on its own. And I presume you've cleared the CMOS?
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Originally Posted by azrael36 View Post

Look in your BIOS and see if you are running the correct voltage for the RAM is that RAM 1.5v or 1.65v ? Then check you DRAM timing control and make sure they are correct. Usually 3 beeps indicate a faulty hardware state, normally RAM... If you have a MEM-OK button on the mobo you could press it while starting the computer and it would pull it into specs that would allow you to boot into windows etc. Check your RAM settings in BIOS first though.

*ETA*Also make sure you have the RAM in the correct slots and make sure they are fully seated firmly in slot. Actually PULL THEM OUT AND REINSTALL THEM PLEASE


He won't get to the BIOS without at least one stick of RAM working.
post #5 of 30
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick replies, the cards are indeed in the slots (channel 0) they should be as per the manual. i found this http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dp45sg/sb/CS-029151.htm which has this link in it http://www.cmtlabs.com/2012/mbSearchResults.asp?sManuf=Intel&sMem=DDR3&sMN=DP45SG&oSubmit=Search something tells me I dont have the right ram. Also I noticed that there is not a connector on this mobo for an optical drive that I can find, the old mobo is really old and the power cable for the optical drive is an ATA133, something tells me that this was phased out. where do i connect the optical drive into the intel board?

Justin
post #6 of 30
If you are still using IDE drives its time for an upgrade. No motherboard released after about 2006ish has any PATA or Parallel ATA ports for the most part. You are going to have to buy a SATA DVD/BD drive.

If you are getting RAM post beep codes. Just return the RAM and get something new. That vengeance ram is designed specifically for "Core" CPUs and Phenom II CPUs. So unless Intel decided to use some really strange ram pathways on their board, there is no reason the vengeance won't work. Something I have also noticed is most motherboard companies when they list compatible ram, at least for corsair, they list all triple channel kits. Even for boards that cant use triple channel.

Lastly it seems your board is limited to 8GB of ram. How much ram are you using? And are you 100% sure they are properly seated in the DIMM slots? You heard a click on both ends of the socket as you pushed the RAM sticks into the slot? Honestly unless both sticks are bad, there is no reason your PC should not boot IF they are properly seated. 3 beeps means no memory installed at all. Not any sort of memory mismatch or 1 bad stick. Go buy some cheap samsung value ram at 1333mhz. Should be able to get it at a Best Buy or any big retail chain and test it. If it works there is your answer.

I don't think enough people pay enough attention to part compatibility anymore when building a PC. See LOTS and LOTS of threads like this on this site, that if they just did a little bit of research first, there would be no issue.

Slight oversight I just noticed. Your board is limited to 1333 MHz memory and you have 1600 in there. Might be your issue. Replace the ram with 1333 and try again.
Edited by Stuntfly02 - 5/29/13 at 7:58pm
post #7 of 30
argh! I didn't notice that, it only has SATA connectors for the drives. If you want to use your existing drive, you'd need one of these :-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IDE-to-Serial-ATA-SATA-to-IDE-HDD-Hard-Disk-Drive-Adapter-Bi-Directional-/180949839173?pt=UK_Computing_Drive_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2a21736d45

You may be just as well getting a SATA DVD drive though.

Have you tried your RAM one at a time? And checked the board isn't flexing when you install them? They fully click in? No standoffs shorting the board? (I know its basic stuff, but its easy to overlook the obvious - you can give me a slap if i've insulted your intelligence! tongue.gif ) smile.gif

Edit : cos i put in the wrong link doh.gif
Edited by latelesley - 5/29/13 at 7:47pm
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Thread Starter 
Once again, thank you both for the replies. Yes the computer is old, picked it up for free from an old roommate. Unfortunately I cant send the ram back since i got it off craigslist. only $45 though so maybe I could resell them. That makes sense though the 1333MHz, Ill definitely have to give it a try. They are definitely seated correctly, when I push them into the slots the locks automatically close down on them.

Justin
post #9 of 30
maybe they just aren't compatible with the board then. It happens. 1600tech should be able to run at 1333, but sometimes the chipsets / memory density can mess things up too (remember the high/low density issue with PC133/DDR?? ).

Hope you get a set of Dimms that work. smile.gif

(ps as a last resort before you give up, try one dimm at a time, and try it in each slot and try booting? just incase its a dead channel or summat?)
post #10 of 30
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Got the new ram 1x8gb stick and still getting three beeps. Could it be something else besides memory? For example, the power connectors. In the manual it says there should be three of them. a 4 pin configured in a square, a 4x1 pin and either a 10 pin or 12 pin. I cant seem to find the 4x1 pic connector on mine unless the string of 4x1 connectors going to power the hard drives is the same plug.

Plugged in the 4x1 power and no change. on the 10/12 power supply plug i have an option of plugging another 4 pin connector (zip tied to the power cords but not utilized in old computer. the 4 pin plug housing is just above the 10/12 pin power supply plug. If i dont have the optical drive plugged in would that be the cause of the problem?
Edited by jhax - 5/29/13 at 9:42pm
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