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POST fail; is it memory compatability?


kevb99

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Hi, I building a very cheap system from ebay parts and struggling to get it to boot. Basics of parts are; Asus Crosshair AM2 MB with an athlon 64x2 6000 cpu Integral 2x2gb DDR2-800 RAM (link is to a pdf of spec) ATI Radeon HD 2900gt GPU BeQuiet L7 630w PSU Seagate SATA 7200 HDD

The rear panel LCD says 'DET DRAM'; according to the manual this means 'Detect memory -auto detection of DRAM size type and ECC -auto detection of L2 cache (socket 7 or below) The 'beeps' are also 1 long, 2 short, meaning a graphics card issue? I've re-checked RAM is installed correctly, reset CMOS via on-board button and removed CMOS battery for a bit to see if t resets and will work. Any other suggestions or experience gratefully received; is the memory compatible with this board. Hopefully the parts were working as described

1: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/CROSSHAIR/#specifications "Crosshair"

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Chronos the 2nd

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Why are you messing about with the RAM when the POST beeps indicate an issue with your GPU. Do you have another GPU you can try?

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kevb99

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Not that will fit this board, but i'll try it in the alternative PCIe slot

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