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    Help! Computer just died! :(

    Hi,

    I was just sitting at my computer, as usual, listening to some music and writing a Word document when I get the blue screen of death (I'm running Windows XP professional).

    I don't have time to read it before my system reboots itself. It tries to load Windows but I get another blue screen before it can saying that there might be errors on my hard drive due to a hardware fault and it won't let me go any further.

    So I reboot again but this time nothing. All I get it a series of beep coming from my motherboard (one long beep, repeated every 2 seconds or so).

    I ripped my computer down to just the CPU, motherboard, RAM and video card (full machine spec is in my sig) and still got the same beeping. I removed the video card and still the same.

    Does anyone know what my problem might be? Dead CPU? Dead RAM? Dead motherboard?

    Thanks.

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    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro
    look up the beep code from the mobo manufacturer's website, it should tell you what's up

    edit: actually it's the bios brand which matters.. which is yours? Award?

    edit2: it would appear to be a ram related problem - http://www.hardcoreware.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3148
    Last edited by Stoo; 22-11-2003 at 10:35 PM.
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    Cheers.

    Turns out that one of my RAM chips has died. Anyone know what the warrenty on Crucial RAM is and how good their RMA process is?

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    Lifetime warranty on crucial memory, I think.

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    0800 013 0330 is the number you need to get an RMA number. A mate had to return some memory a couple of months back, and found them helpful and fast as you would expect with Crucial.

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    just as long as u havent had heatspreaders that voids the warranty

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    and the stickers are still on them - they are very funny about this !
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    Yup, RAM is in perfectly condition (apart from the fact that it doesn't work ) and is now sitting in a static bag.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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