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Gaming PC not booting, giving off beep code

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  1. Jonno56

    Jonno56 Thread Starter

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    Hello!! I own a full tower gaming computer, was working fine the other day, then the next morning when I turned it on, it didn't boot. There was power in the computer, but the monitors weren't picking up a signal, it was also giving off a beep code. The beep was 1 long 2 short over and over, I think it might be to do with my gpu, but I ordered a new gpu to test and that did nothing. I noticed a chip on said new gpu was burned out after use in the PC though, could the motherboard be causing the GPU to burn out?

    Thank you in advance

    P.S I've also tried seperate ram and that didn't change a thing
     
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  3. DavisMcCarn

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    1 long and 2 short beeps is the classic video error beep code (from 1982!). Does your PC have an onboard video you can try?
    P.S. With two cards not working, I would posit that the part of the systemboard that controls the PCI Express slots got fried. It would be extremely rare for a systemboard or power supply to fry a video card.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    It would REALLY help if you posted ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact motherboard, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc. Do not post "500W pw supply" Post the exact brand and model# Do that for ALL of your parts.
     
  5. Jonno56

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    It doesn't unfortunately. Could I try booting my pc without a gpu just to see if it stops the beeps?? Not sure if that's safe hahaha. Thanks for the advice :)
     
  6. Jonno56

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    Yeah good point, I'll have a look tomorrow and update the post with a full list of specs, thank you. :)
     
  7. Oddba11

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    Without an onboard gpu, removing the video card (s) should generate a beep code for missing video device (which would very likely be the same code you are already getting).
     
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