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    Default GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    Put together a new system build yesterday:

    Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2 motherboard
    Athlon II 425 (X3) retail.
    2G OCZ DDR2 800MHz SLI memory.
    OCZ 500W PSU (from a working system)

    When I put everything together and power up, the CPU fan and case fan turns on. But I received only 4 long beeps, pause, then the 4 long beeps repeats.

    Search the forums and it seems to indicate RAM problem, so tried the following:

    Tried reseating the RAMS, using each of the sticks in each slot, and it repeats the same.

    Bought another two sticks of 2x2GB PATRIOT DDR2 800MHz RAM and did the same, but got the same problem.

    So, I guess I can rule out RAM as the problem.
    Anyone know what is the problem?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    ohh man it seems like slot problem or bios update or try to find in the manual that the rams match the board or try reset the cmos

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    Default Re: GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    1. Try booting with only one memory module in slot #1
    2. Enter the bios, load optimized bios settings
    3. Save settings and exit
    4. Re-enter the bios
    5. Press [CTRL] + F1
    6. Enter the M.I.T bios section
    7. Manually set DDR2 voltage to the max rated voltage for your memory
    8. Save settings and exit
    9. Power off your system and unplug the power cable from your psu
    10. Insert the second memory module
    11. Plug in the power cord and see if your system boots with both memory modules

    You might have to manually change some other bios settings for your system.
    You should run an 8 hour (or overnight) test with your new system using Memtest86+ latest version to verify that that there aren't any ram issues.

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    Thanks for the replies. I forgot to say that it is not POSTing, nothing on the monitor, so I cannot get to the BIOS, and so I can't do what profJim says.

    The manuals says to use DDR 800MHz/1066 and one other O.C. speed. I've tried with DDR2 RAM from OCZ and Patriot.

    How can I know if it is BIOS if I can't even POST?

    thanks.

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    Default Re: GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    mybe its mobo look pull mem stick out and see if there is defferent beep or see cpu bent pins

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    Default Re: GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    yes... tried with no RAM too, and it gave the same 4 long beeps, and then repeating over and over.

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    Default Re: GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    It's clear that your system is not posting.
    Does your system go into a boot loop where you get the four long beeps and your system then tries again, giving four long beeps?

    This post has some recommendations for doing a minimalist hardware boot.
    You might need to try booting with different components, such as psu, memory, video card, or cpu.

    You will probably need to remove your mobo from your computer case and set the mobo on a cardboard box or several books.
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
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    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
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    Default Re: GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    i blieve its your motherboard (RMA) if you said that psu is good
    or i blieve its the graphic card (change mybe its the problem) TRY CHANGE TO ANOTHER GRAPHIC

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    Default Re: GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    Try pull out motherboard and test it

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    Default Re: GA-MA78LM-S2 four long beeps

    I had the same 4 long beep problem and no BIOS with the Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2 motherboard with Corsair memory. I replaced the Corsair with Kingston memory and the system booted OK. Now I need to know how to make the Corsair memory work.

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