Hi any help greatly appreciated.. my system: new asrock k7vt2 m'board,new 1.3ghz duron(200fsb), 128mb pc100 sdram stick;
on power up the speaker emits 3 beeps, pauses, another 3 beeps, another 3 & so on plus am getting a blank screen. The bios is AMI for this board, 3 beeps indicate base memory failure, so tried other known working sticks but no change. i have the correct fsb jumper setting set at 100mhz. one poss fault may be the cpu has burn out, as when switching on for the 1st time the cpu fan plug was not plugged in, i realised this immediately & switched off the power, i hope the cause is not a damaged cpu?how long without cooling would a new cpu to fail?