Try the motherboard without any memory; you should get 3 beeps, if this does not work you may have a failed board.
Yes. After removing the memory I get 3 beeps. So what is causing the problem?
That is a good question,
I would need more information in order to provide some more troubleshooting.
Please give me the complete system integration, include everything like the processor model, memory and graphics card.
Thanks for the reply.
PSU- iBall SMPS LPS 223 - 400 ATX
Motherboard: Intel DH55TC
Processor: i3 (Unfortunately cannot recollect the exact model number. I had purchased this several years ago;)
RAM: Transcend 4GB x 2 | ZION 2 GB x 2 (Tried using (0+1)* combinations of these RAMs).
HDD- Seagate SATA 500GB
Graphics card- None; onboard Intel graphics.
I could have just used dxdiag to find the model number of my processor, but since it refuses to boot, I'm unable to do so.
System worked well for over ~3-4 years.
My first guess was that processor is faulty, but that would be indicated by a beep, right?
Please keep in mind that the only sure way to test a faulty motherboard or processor is by swapping them with known working components. At this point it is too soon to consider a faulty processor and before considering the processor we would assume a motherboard problem.
These are the steps I recommend you do to test your board:
- You already tested the board with just the processor and got 3 beeps, this is a good sign that at least the system is not detecting any memory installed.
- The next step is to test the system with just one memory stick, if it does not post, then test each memory slot 1 by 1 and with different memory sticks, if it posts, you should be able to press F2 and get to the BIOS.
- At this point the system should be able to boot and you would need to test the hard drives and possibly
- If you can’t get the system to post or boot and if you have no other motherboard or processor to test, I recommend that you contact support for further suggestions.