Single beep ids memory issue
Posted on 2006-05-01
I have a problem with my machine. I was getting sporatic memory type issues and decided to swap out the memory. As I did, the first memory board seemed to fry. So thankfully I have a replacement. When I purchased the new memory, I took the old with me - so I think I purchased the correct one.
The mother board manual identifies that I "have 3 slots for 184-pin, 2.5V DDR DIMM with 6 memory banks. You can install PC1600/PC2100 DDR SDRAM modules on the DDR DIMM slots (DDR 1-3)
When I install the new memory 512MB UNB PC400 in slot 1, the machine does not boot. If I intall it to the second slot, the machine boots to XP, but then suddenly will reboot itself.
First, did I purchase the correct memory? Chip id Samsung 548 K4H560838E-TCCC - 512MB UNB PC400.
If yes, then why doesn't the first slot see the memory. I have reseated it numerous times to ensure a 'true' fit.
Thanks in advance.