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Display Memory Read / Write Failure - Pc Gives 8 Beeps After Power On


I just installed an athlon 64 system. I kept getting 8 beeps right after i turned the power on and once in a while. According to by motherboard manual it means "display memory read/write failure" i never had this problem before with my old athlon xp system. What's wrong here?

Computer specifications:

Gigabyte ga k8ns ultra-939
Athlon 64 3200+
512 mb ram(had to take out 2 slices because the mb doesn't support 3 slices of ram)
Evga geforce 6800 gt


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