Ram Question (3 Beeps)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SamWavy, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. SamWavy, Feb 19, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012

    SamWavy macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I bought a like new Early 2011 Macbook Pro 2.2Ghz w/ 8GB (Kingston Value RAM KT-MB1333/4G) few weeks ago off someone.

    I was having trouble formatting the macbook, and every time I booted the osx dvd or boot from an external drive, there would be 3 beeps repeating stuck on the apple logo screen during start up.

    I took it into Genius Bar, and they just reformatted it directly through there network cable, without using a disc. I still get the 3 beeps, and not able to boot off my external hard drive. I think it's faulty ram and its not the right one installed.

    Now, what should I do to fix this issue?
    I now want to order the 8GB kit from OWC.
    Would the 3 beeps go away after the upgrade?

    Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Open it up, remove the RAM sticks and reseat them making sure they're snug.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Intel-based Mac Power On Self Test RAM error codes
     
  4. SamWavy, Feb 20, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012

    SamWavy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4

    I've already tried re-seating the memory and I still get the 3 beeps.
    My macbook recognizes the 8GB's when I go to "About This Mac" and I can use it with the OS X Snow Leopard.
    It's that just when I boot off a drive or want to format with a disc, it's still stuck at Apple logo screen repeating 3 beeps.

    Looks like I'm going to order another 8GB ram kit from OWC.
    I've been reading that the Kingston "Value Ram" is not good for macbooks.
     

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