One long beep usually means no ram or bad ram detected. The successful POST beep that you would normally hear is one short beep.
Originally Posted by jakkusto
Try booting with only one stick of ram at a time to see if one stick is bad. Also run Memtest on one stick at a time, then on both sticks if you get that far without errors. Let it run at least a few passes each time. If you get any errors return or RMA the ram. You can also test the ram out on another compatible system to see if the same problems come up.
On the PSU connector it is normal to have one pin without a wire and no gold piece (had to go look real quick ). Just make sure there is no wire going to that pin and all is well. On the two PSU's I looked at (both 20pin) it was the third pin in on one side that was missing.
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