How to fix a “Beep DRAM refresh failure” error when booting the system?

Dynamic RAM is a form of memory that holds data which is used on a continuous basis. A special logic called “refresh circuit” accesses it for performing smooth functions. When your system works, this circuitry reads the contents of each memory cell for several times in a minute even if it is not in use at present. When the device conducts a reading, it automatically refreshes the content of memory cells. Due to this feature DRAM is called a dynamic memory. If it fails to update the memory on a regular basis, then a situation of data loss can crop up no matter if the equipment is getting a continuous power supply or not.

Usually, when this error shows up, it means that your system is having a problem either with the device memory or motherboard. With simple steps, you can diagnose the problem and can fix it. Following is the process by which you can fix the problem on your own.

Beep DRAM refresh failure

  • Step 1: If your computer is not able to boot then check the parts like the processor, memory bank, video card and a drive for any lose attachment issues. If they are fit clumsily, then your motherboard will not perform efficiently.
  • Step 2: Remove all the extra devices which are optional from the motherboard like expansion cards and external peripherals, etc. Then check if the problem persists.
  • Step 3: Check the jumper settings of motherboard carefully. If the settings are not in the required format, then this can be a reason for the error. Here, in particular, you have to take a look at the clock multiplier, processor type, voltage jumpers, and bus speed. Make sure that the CMOS clear and flash BIOS jumpers are in their default operating positions.
  • Step 4: Now reset all the BIOS settings to default and conservative values as ill BIOS setting can cause the problem. After checking the BIOS set all memory, cache and hard disk timing slow. Turn off the BIOS shadowing and observe if the system is working correctly or not.
  • Step 5: Over-heating can also be the reason behind issues. To eliminate this possibility, check the inside of the case to see if any part is having overheating symptoms.
  • Step 6: After the internal inspection, now look for the external areas of problems. Here you have to look for broken pins and components on the board. Check for any socket components for loose connections.
  • Step 7: Troubleshoot the problem in following cases
  1. Overheating issue of processor
  2. Failed cache module
  3. memory error detection
  4. Video card errors
  • Step 8: Check for the power supply to drives you may have added new drives to a system with a weaker power supply.
  • Step 9: You can also swap the motherboard with another one. It will help you in judging whether the original motherboard is faulty or not. Take this step only after making sure that all the parts were correctly attached to the motherboard at the time of checking for the first time.

Even after taking these step the problem might persist. In this case, you have to consult a technical expert for proper assistance.

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