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Boot Failure; 1 long, 2 short

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rainforest123, Dec 18, 2008.

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  1. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    No video.

    According to http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm , the problem is the video card.

    Motherboard: ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe
    http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=148&l4=0&model=375&modelmenu=1

    Video card is eVGA GeForce 7800GTX KO 256 MB PCIE

    I removed the GeForce 7800GTX KO 256 MB PCIE , installed a new eVGA 7300 GS, as a test. Same problem.

    ASSUMING that the 7300 GS is working, what can I do, other than replace the motherboard?

    The ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe motherboard has 2 PCIE slots. I tried the 7300 GS in 1 slot; then the other. Perhaps the 1st slot needs to be occupied when a video card is placed in the 2nd slot.

    Thanks for your advice.

    Sincerely,
    RF123
     
  2. By_Rock

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    Are you getting enough power for video cards from PSU?
    LINK
     
  3. rainforest123

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    Interesting thought, B_R.

    The eVGA 7300 does not need auxillary power. In another PC, the 7300 works.

    With a PCI [ NOT PCI -E ] video card in a PCI slot and no card in either of the PCI - E slots, the beep code occurs.

    Perhaps the problem is with a motherboard component involved with video.

    RF123
     
  4. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    That which I have tried, since my last entry, all of which have failed.
    1. New power supply;
    2. removed only expansion card, PCI sound card;
    3. disconnected all HDDs [ SATA 2, 4 each, WD, 80 GB each ];
    4. disconnected all optical drives [ IDE, 2 each, plextor DVD Burners ];
    5. verified that front & rear case fans, CPU fan, motherboard chipset fan are spinning.
    6. Cleared CMOS by removing battery & using "clear cmos" jumper.
    7. Swapped the ram;
    8. Verified that the 7800 GTX works by putting it in a different computer.

    RF213
     
  5. By_Rock

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    Maybe you are using incompatible memory. Try to remove all memory and What POST error beep do you get when you remove all the memory.
     
  6. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    The system has been using its current ram for > 2 years.

    I am going to mark this solved.

    Solution: new motherboard, CPU & ram.

    Thanks, B_R.

    RF123
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  7. brite750

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    probably for the best that 939 mb was getting a little old in the tooth
     
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