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  1. #1

    Problem on resembling an old PC

    Hi folks,

    CPU PII-Intel 350
    IWill motherboard
    ATA-66 PCI-controller
    Maxtor ATA-100 HD connected to ATA-66 PCI controller
    Floppy driver
    CD Writer
    VGA graphic card
    LCD display
    2 NIC cards
    RAM 128+128+64 MB

    Just resembled an old P-II box with components resting on shelves sometimes. I need this old box to build a gateway.

    While turning on the box, the buzzar sounded continueously, with only a dark screen displayed. CPU fan was running. CDWriter tray can be ejected.

    Please advise where I have to check first. TIA


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    Linux User cyberinstru's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    There seems to be a problem with your RAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberinstru View Post
    There seems to be a problem with your RAM.

    Tks for your advice.

    It is the problem of the RAM slot. There are 4 RAM slots on the motherboard and I have 3 RAM sticks. After moving the RAM stick to another slot the problem disappeared. However the questioned RAM slot was sometime working and another time failed. It seems beyond my control.


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    Linux Newbie dilbert's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    Lima, Peru
    Those RAM slots can become very tricky. Often it also a temperature or subtle contact problem, so they sometimes work and then again not for no apparent reason.

    I had already one PC and one notebook with that problem and never could get rid of that problem properly.

    Since then I try to keep my hands off the motherboard if possible.
    Bus Error: Passengers dumped. Hech gap yo'q.

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