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AMI beep codes at POST...is my motherboard toast?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bobb4ku, Feb 20, 2007.

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  1. bobb4ku

    bobb4ku Thread Starter

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    I receive the following beeps (9 beeps or perhaps 8...not sure)...

    Beep codes from AMI website:

    8 short = Display Memory Read/Write test failure
    9 short = ROM BIOS checksum failure

    If 8 is the correct number is that memory on my video card or display memory thats on the montherboard?
    If 9 is the correct number is the ROM damaged beyond repair? (open up that wallet :mad: )
     
  2. bonk

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    I think you could try and replace the Cmos battery on the motherboard about $2 to $4 price
     
  3. brooksy

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    I second Bonk!
     
  4. xtreampb

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    i am going off 8 beeps

    are you using on-board graphics or a video card
     
  5. bobb4ku

    bobb4ku Thread Starter

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    using GeForce video card...not onboard video

    CMOS battery idea noted...thanks!
     
  6. bobb4ku

    bobb4ku Thread Starter

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    I replaced the CMOS battery which = no change
    Next I replaced my AGP GeForce 5500 with a PCI Matrox Millenium(sp?) and the system
    booted perfectly.

    So one last question before I go shopping for a new video card, if its a read/write error (see orignial post = 8 short beeps = read/write error in the display memory) in the memory of the video card is there anyway to fix it other than buying/replace it?

    thanks again to all who responded... (y)
     
  7. bonk

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    Does your card use shared memory.........could do a memory test on the system
     
  8. bobb4ku

    bobb4ku Thread Starter

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    with original GeForce (suggestion from my son) and the system booted up fine...scratching my head on this one...but the main focus is that my dual-boot is working perfectly with the GeForce 256MB card...thanks to all who replied...(y)
     
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