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I used to have 2GB of RAM working on my machine, but then it slipped down to 1GB. I have an ASUS P5N32-E, and those DIMMs are really tight so I just figured one stick had slipped out. I go to put it back in and it didn't work. I tried switching the sticks around to see if one of them had gone kaput and it still didn't work. No beep during POST or anything. I tried putting one stick in at a time in the first white one and all I get is this long beep followed by two short beeps with no POST. Any ideas what the issue is? Do I need new RAM or did my new motherboard decide to croak already?
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post #2 of 31
If the voltage on the ram is set to auto, set it to stock settings, the P5N32-E has a tenancy to under volt ram.
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If the voltage on the ram is set to auto, set it to stock settings, the P5N32-E has a tenancy to under volt ram.
It was working before, which means that isn't the problem. And if the motherboard won't POST, then I can't get into the BIOS...

For the record, I have tried resetting the CMOS, but to no avail. Unless someone can tell me what that beeping means, it looks like I will be computerless yet again thanks to ASUS.
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Trying to boot without any RAM gives me the same repeating beeps as when I install the RAM in the white DIMMs, so I am guessing that means the system detects no RAM. How the heck do you get into the BIOS if your system is undervolting your RAM so you can't even POST?!
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post #5 of 31
Is the ram voltage on auto?
Have you tried all the slots with only 1 stick in at a time?
"It still beeps" sounds like your ram.
If you have spare ram try that too.
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How do you get into the BIOS if it won't POST with the RAM?
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If I have to RMA my motherboard, I would like to know ASAP so I can do it through newegg instead of ASUS...
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Considering how common this motherboard is, I am very surprised at the lack of responses. None of charger's suggestions panned out, so I still need help... I want to purchase better RAM anyway, but should I get RAM that is listed as compatible with this motherboard just to be able to set the voltage, etc., properly and then put in the better sticks?

It just don't see how I am supposed to get into the friggin' BIOS when I can't even POST with the RAM.
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If I have to RMA my motherboard, I would like to know ASAP so I can do it through newegg instead of ASUS...
yes... just tell them the disk has corrupted transistors and the'll say "ohhh... ok.. so it is broken?".... (they know squat about computers... all they need to hear is that is doesn't work... also, make sure and ask for a pre-paid USP label so you don't pay for shipping... you'll have the option to get a 100% refund or get a replacement either way
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yes... just tell them the disk has corrupted transistors and the'll say "ohhh... ok.. so it is broken?".... (they know squat about computers... all they need to hear is that is doesn't work... also, make sure and ask for a pre-paid USP label so you don't pay for shipping... you'll have the option to get a 100% refund or get a replacement either way
Any ideas on how to fix this before I resort to an RMA?
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