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Yesterday, I encountered a PC that initally blue screened; then wouldn't even POST.

Dell Dimension 2400
I removed the ram, 256 MB, DDR 333 & put it in my machine after removing my ram, also DDR 333, MSI KM4M-V; blue screened.

I had a 256 MB & a 512 MB stick; same configuration for almost 2 years.

I put my ram back into my computer. Now, I get a continuous neee ooow. According to http://www.amptron.com/html/bios.beepcodes.html ,
" Repeating (Endless loop) Memory error Bad memory or bad connection".

Troubleshooting:
I disconnected all but the main drive.
Disconnected original power supply; connected new power supply.
Removed AGP card; ran off of integrated video.
I disconnected all peripherals [ including PS2 mouse & PS2 keyboard ].
Disabled all onboard devices.
I ran "Doc Mem". My ram tested fine.

I have removed the speaker, to disable the annoying noise.

1. Did I ruin my motherboard? I have not noticed any other problems.
2. Please recommend any additional diagnostics.

Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,
RF123
 

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Hello.

I reset the bios by:
removing battery;
moving reset jumper;
disconnecting both power supply connections to motherboard.

Waited > 10 min; then re-connected / replaced items.

The bios reset to the point where I had to adjust the time & date.

The problem persists.

I put in new ram, which I purchased last week, after the problem began. I purchased 2 x 512 MB PC333 & 1 x 256 PC 333. the eee ooo, eee ooo persists.

MSI's KB indicates the problem is bad ram. I find it hard to believe that 3 NEW pieces of ram are also bad.

I put the 256 MB stick into the Dell that was having the problem. The Dell's problem went away, so I don't think that the problem with my computer is faulty ram.

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did you try your ram in the bad computer? if so then,
I would say the original computer with the issue probably had a burned up motherboard and caused the ram to go bad. when you put your ram in it burned it up as well. now I really haven't seen a bad stick of ram cause a motherboard to burn up but I have seen a bad motherboard burn ram up. So, you need a new stick of ram.
 

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Schusterjo:
Thanks for the comments.

Yes. No problem/ putting my ram in the Dell.

I agree. I purchased new ram for the Dell.

I purchased new ram for my computer. eeee oooo. eeee oooo. But the ram tests fine; 3 pieces of new DDR, 333, PC 2700 ram; 2 pieces of 512 MB; 1 piece of 256 MB; tried individually, in each of the 2 motherboard's slots.

eeee oooo. eeee oooo.

MSI's website states the problem is ram.

Sincerely,
RF123
 
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