jakegroves
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Dell precision t3500 beep codes, green light, no display

I just got a t3500 from work last week and got some ram sticks and a hdd for it, and its all fully put together now, but when i power it up i get these beep codes and status light


1 long beep
3 normal beeps
waits 1 sec
2 normal beeps

diagnostic light

1 = solid green
2 = off
3 = off
4 = off


 



It leads to no display at all, i am using a displayport to hdmi cable, and tried both ports.

specs:
dell precision t3500
cpu: xeon 5600 series
ram: KINGSTON 8GB 2x4GB DDR3 PC3 10600R 1333MHz 240pin ECC
gpu: ATI FireMV V2260
hdd: wd 1tb 
psu: as it comes

any ideas why no display???

the beep code is:
1-3-2 =1st 64 K RAM test in progress or failure

diagnostic light: 

1- Solid 2- Off 3- Off 4- Off

MEM

Memory

Memory subsystem configuration activity is in progress. No memory modules were detected.


possible ram incompatibility or dimm slots playing up??

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jakegroves
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RE: Dell precision t3500 beep codes, green light, no display

IThe ram i am using is ECC Registered

is this the problem?? As there is:

ECC unbuffered

ECC registered

non-ECC unbuffered

and apparently other people had same issues when they used 'registered' ECC ram

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RE: Dell precision t3500 beep codes, green light, no display

Sure sounds like incompatible RAM...

Crucial is only offering non-ECC RAM for this model and many people around here buy RAM from Crucial because if they recommended the modules for a specific PC model, they guarantee it works or they take it back.

Ron

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RE: Dell precision t3500 beep codes, green light, no display

10600 with 9-9-9-24 latency at 1.5v ram is too slow imho. Corsair Kits work CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9(2 X 4 Gig).   Buffered and Registered Ram DOES NOT and will NOT ever work.

Max Ram is 24 Gigs based on CPU limitation.

Best to use matched sets   "TRI Channel" compatible ram.

6 sticks of ram at 4 gigs each. CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9

DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=9 9 9 24 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.35V/1.5v • 512Meg x 64 • Single Rank Memory

You cannot Mix Ranks.


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