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Old 06-17-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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I just installed a corsair 512mb Ram chip. i already had one in. they are the exact same chip.

First problem: when i turn my computer on it gives one short beep. i coudn't find the thread that had what the beeps ment.

Second: i can't find where to turn on dual channel mode in my BIOS. the chips are in the right places. it doesn't put it in dual automatically like i thought it did.

the RAM works and my computer is a lot faster. these are really problems, just things that can be better.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:01 PM   #2
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Beep codes. http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardw...utorials/13/2/
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OK one beep meens everything is "A-OK". thats weird becase before there was no beep lol. Anybody know how to make it dual channel?
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Well of if it is a system you have had for a while you sort of "tune out the beep" after a while, same thing with people and smoke detectors when the battery is low it will beep every 30 seconds but some how people find a way to "ignore" it and never replace the batterys.
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:14 PM   #5
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dual channel should be automatic if your board allows it. If it does and your system is not showing it as operational then you have either put the ram sticks in the wrong sockets or the ram itself is faulty and will not enable dual channel.
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Yeah it should be. Check it is in properly as the beep could be saying something.

Plus, it is possible you also could have got a faulty chip Its not impossible, and would cause weird problems. I know that by now...
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It shows the chip and they are both in the section A part. could/would the dual channel only be defective?
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Hmm maybe, but its more to be the new chip. Beeps usually mean bad things though at bootup...
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Both my machines beep twice at boot. That is normal.
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Yeah but just after you insert a chip when it didn't do it before?
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I fixed the RAM problem too. one has to be in section A and the other in B, and in the same colours. O ya the beep is gone now too. i knew it wasn't there before,lol. thanks for the help.
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Ah right, kewl Why did you put 1 in A1 and one in A2? That would have been why dual channel wasn't working too It will now
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well i figured the same section would mean that they would run together,lol.
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glad to see you got it fixed... Now in post does it say that dual channel is enabled when you first kick it on.
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FYI > Everyone

Post beeps are proprietary. They are used by and according to manufacturer and/or bios. Normally they are error codes but what each beep means depends on the bios and manufacturer of the computer.
Some beep once on startup =everything is OK
some beep twice = everything is ok
some no beep = everything is ok
check your bios manufacture site for those beep codes.
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*not littrally by the way*

I'd assume it does if the RAM can support it and the motherboard can too. I'd assume it'd auto switch anyway. If not, just use Bios.
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glad to see you got it fixed... Now in post does it say that dual channel is enabled when you first kick it on.
Yes, it says dual channel. it switched all by itself.
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thanks you fixed my problem too! hehe
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^^You couldn't get it into dual channel either?
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no i couldn't and i had mine color coded which was really strange so i swithed so they were in a0 and a1 and it worked so that's weird. I just decided that i would try your answer but a little twisted haha
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