Memory error with new build, help please.


Dec 4, 2010
I just built my first gaming pc. When I turn it on the motherboard lights up, I hear the optical drive spinning, the fans spin, yet it doesn't actually boot. I found the little motherboard speaker and when I boot up it gives me 3 medium beeps. As far as I can tell this means the ram is not functioning. I am using 2 4gb sticks of G.Skill Ripjaw 1600. I tried them together, as well as individually, in different slots and I always get that beeping. Is it definitely the RAM that is broken or could it be the motherboard RAM slots? How can I tell apart from trying other RAM?