I am trying to build a pc using asus' a7v8x-x motherboard with an amd xp 2200, and i am using ddr sdram 3300. but every time i try to start up the machine it just emits a high pitched long repeating beep.i looked around on the net and every site states that it is a problem with the ram so i replaced it with another stick of ddr sdram 333 (256 mb) and it still persists, any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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I am having the same problem. I had ddr2100 and that did not work. I tried 2700 and still the same thing. Just continuous beeping. No video screen just beeping consistently. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Everything on te board is brand new. 128ddr gf4 video. 2400xp proc. win xp. Had the machine booted and running and then it turned off and will not start at all.
i got the same problem i checked that the VGA card and Memory are fine and the beeping still goes on i have a spare motherboard i guess i can use that and return the A7V8X-X and get another one. anyone got any solutions.
Hi, Mike --
I'm not sure why you've run into trouble, because I've just built a system with the same board and DDR333 (PC2700) memory, and it's working fine. I'm using an AMD XP2500+ CPU, but that shouldn't make any difference.
But you said the memory was "ddr sdram 3300". If you meant PC3300 (not DDR333), then you've got memory that isn't supported by the A7V8X-X board -- or so says the manual. The A7V8X-X mobo manual says: "The motherboard has three Double Data Rate (DDR) DIMM sockets that supports up to 3GB unbuffered non-ECC PC3200/2700/2100/1600 DDR SIMMs." PC3300 doesn't appear in that list.
Or by any chance has someone sold you memory that is either/both ECC or buffered?
ASUS A7V8X-X with AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton)
Via KT400/VT8235 chipset
256MB PC2700 (DDR333) RAM
GeForce 2 64MB AGP 4x
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 ATA133 40GB HDD