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mac wimer
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blinking red light with 5 beeps - memory problem

i have a d220 mt computer (P4 2.4) and i just installed 2 x 1GB memory sticks in the two DIMM slots. as soon as i plug the power cord back into the power supply, the computer comes on by itself and starts blinking red w/ 5 beeps.

i checked the online manuals for the d220mt and it says 5 beeps w/ red light blinking means "no memory installed."

the computer is supposed to be able to take 2GB of memory max of PC-2700 333mhz so i don't understand why the computer will not recongnize the memory.

both of the memory sticks i put in are the same. here is the specs on the memory:
kingston (KVR333X64C25/1G) 1gb PC2700 CL2.5 184-pin dimm

the only thing i can think of is that the computer doesn't like kingston memory. what do you think?

thanks for any info!!!
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Rich S
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The specs state

For proper system operation, if the system supports DDR-SDRAM
DIMMs, the DIMMs must be industry-standard 184-pin, unbuffered
PC 2100 266 MHz-compliant CAS Latency 2 or 2.5 (CL = 2 or CL =
2.5), or PC 2700 333 MHz-compliant CAS Latency 2.5 (CL = 2.5)
2.5 volt DDR-SDRAM DIMMs. They must also contain the
mandatory Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council (JEDEC)
Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information. DIMMs constructed with
x4 SDRAM are not supported; the system will not start using
unsupported DIMMs.


Should work.....



Rich
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Rich S
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Even crucial.com say it should work

Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700,DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*


Did you try one by itself?


And if that works, the other by itself?



Rich



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i tried each one by themselves in dimm slot 1 and still beeps. the kingston memory i have seems to match the specs that the computer needs. hmmm.....
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its possible the specs are just not tight enough for the D220.


When you get towards the max side of a PC, you want the specs to be as tight as possible. Too bad you do not have another D220 to test it further.

We have classrooms full of D220 MT's but we never tried maxing them out with RAM.


Crucial ram seems to work best with HP's although I have used both and had no problems.



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here are the specs of the kingston memory:

http://www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR333X64C25_1G.pdf
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in the HP manuals it says for the d220 mt computers: PC2100 or PC2700

does this mean the i can choose pc2100 or pc2700 out of personal preference or is there some d220 computers that specifically require only pc2100 or only pc2700?
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I have used www.crucial.com for the machines that I have serviced. Here is the page for your machine. PC2100 is here. http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Evo%20D220%20Series%20%28PC2100%29 PC 2700 is here. http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Evo%20D220%20Series%20%28PC2700%29 You will need to determine which memory is in your machine. See this doc. page 1-6 http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00711074/c00711074.pdf the other manuals are here. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual〈=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=337529
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so i have the choice of selecting PC2100 or PC2700 memory correct? my computer didn't have any memory in it to begin with. if i have the choice then i would like to pick PC2700 because its faster.

the crucial.com website is kinda confusing. i selected 4 different configurations of the d220 computer and crucial's memory configurator seem to pick the same memory but each time it gave a different model number for each of the 4 times.

here is what the Crucial website memory configurator shows:

HP - Compaq Evo D220 Series (PC2700) Desktop/PC:
1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
CT357555
Module Size: 1GB Package: 184-pin DIMM Feature: DDR PC2700 Specs: DDR PC2700 â ¢ CL=2.5 â ¢ Unbuffered â ¢ NON-ECC â ¢ DDR333 â ¢ 2.5V â ¢ 128Meg x 64 â ¢
US $32.99

HP - Compaq Evo D220 Series (PC2100) Desktop/PC:
1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
CT524039
Module Size: 1GB Package: 184-pin DIMM Feature: DDR PC2700 Specs: DDR PC2700 â ¢ CL=2.5 â ¢ Unbuffered â ¢ NON-ECC â ¢ DDR333 â ¢ 2.5V â ¢ 128Meg x 64 â ¢
US $32.99

HP - Compaq D220 Series (PC2700) Desktop/PC:
1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
CT357548
Module Size: 1GB Package: 184-pin DIMM Feature: DDR PC2700 Specs: DDR PC2700 â ¢ CL=2.5 â ¢ Unbuffered â ¢ NON-ECC â ¢ DDR333 â ¢ 2.5V â ¢ 128Meg x 64 â ¢
US $32.99

HP - Compaq D220 Series (PC2100) Desktop/PC:
1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
CT524069
Module Size: 1GB Package: 184-pin DIMM Feature: DDR PC2700 Specs: DDR PC2700 â ¢ CL=2.5 â ¢ Unbuffered â ¢ NON-ECC â ¢ DDR333 â ¢ 2.5V â ¢ 128Meg x 64 â ¢
US $32.99
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Ron Silver_1
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Re: blinking red light with 5 beeps - memory problem

What processor do you have in the D220? See this doc. http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00240268/c00240268.pdf The other manuals are here.http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual〈=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=337529 I would call Crucial and see what they say 1-800-336-8915 in the US & Canada The correct memory may be related to the processor
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Re: blinking red light with 5 beeps - memory problem

There is even 2 different MOB's that can be in the D220.

I just got rid of mine but it did NOT have an AGP slot. According to HP, it may or may not have an AGP.

So depending on the exact model, that is the only way you can find out which memory to use.

If you go into the All Programs, Accesories, System Tools, System Information

It should tell you which model you have.


Then look it up here.

http://tinyurl.com/4o86fx


After picking form the list your exact model, look up (by keyword) the memory (DIMM).


The proper speed will be there....


Rich









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mac wimer
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well the HP sticker on the computer that says it has a P4 2.4, and the p/n is dg266a.

so it looks like i can use PC2100 or PC2700 memory.

i talked to someone who has these d220 computers at their business and he said he recently put kingston KTC-D320/1G memory and they all work fine.

the kingston memory i have (KVR333X64C25/1G) and the KTC-D320/1G memory seem to have the same specs but the D220's seem to recongnize the KTC-D320/1G memory so i think i will try that model and if needed i will call crucial as a backup.

thanks guys for all you help. hopefull changing to this other memory will do the trick. now i just got to try and figure out a way of selling or exchanging the memory i have for the other kingston model. i wonder if kingston would do the exchange directly?

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Re: blinking red light with 5 beeps - memory problem

well, i received the new ram from kinston that is specifically for the hp d220 computer but it still does 5 beeps as soon as i plug the power cord into the wall.

i received this computer used stripped of all hardware except basically only the CPU and power supply on the motherboard. i replaced with new HDD with no OS yet, DVD burner, and 2GB or memory, new battery on MB.

the CMOS button has been pressed to clear the past bios settings. would adjusting the settings of jumper 1 or 2 on the MB have any effect towards making the computer recongnizing the memory?

here are the different settings for my MB:

J1: normal= 1-2 (default), safe= 2-3,
recovery= open
J2: lock=1-2, unlock= 2-3 (default),

BTW, what do the different settings of J1 and J2 mean? the manual does not define.

i can't install the bios or config the settings in the setup area yet b/c the the computer cannot recongnize the memory.
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