Question 4 beeps on startup after installing new RAM

Nov 3, 2021
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Removed old RAm 16gb and installed new RAM 32 gb and now I get 4 beeps on startup. No problems with computer running other than the 4 beeps. Recognizes the new RAM and everything functions, just the added beeps. Any idea why this may be doing this? Edit* when I put in the old RAM it still hits me with 4 beeps
 
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Time of this report: 11/3/2021, 16:19:30
Machine name: DESKTOP-0BCLK1L
Machine Id: {D1A3176E-6767-40E8-9F7F-3E7C645DC732}
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 19042) (19041.vb_release.191206-1406)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: Z170X-Gaming 7
BIOS: F21 (type: UEFI)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 32768MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 32726MB RAM
Page File: 15517MB used, 24375MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 12

Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
 
Dec 5, 2021
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Removed old RAm 16gb and installed new RAM 32 gb and now I get 4 beeps on startup. No problems with computer running other than the 4 beeps. Recognizes the new RAM and everything functions, just the added beeps. Any idea why this may be doing this? Edit* when I put in the old RAM it still hits me with 4 beeps
When you were installing your ram, did you move, touch, or damage any power supply cables? Usually a motherboard that isn't getting enough power leads to the 4 beeps.
 

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What does your motherboard manual tell you about the beep codes?With an older system, you may be losing voltage on the cr2032 battery.
The battery is responsible for preserving bios settings across poweroff.
I suspect that the beeps are the motherboard telling you that it needed to find workable ram settings to run.
You might
Run memtest86 or memtest86+
They boot from a usb stick and do not use windows.
You can download them here:
If you can run a full pass with NO errors, your ram should be ok.

Running several more passes will sometimes uncover an issue, but it takes more time.
Probably not worth it unless you really suspect a ram issue.
 

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