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Gigabyte motherboard not booting to bios

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BarryOke, Oct 27, 2002.

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  1. BarryOke

    BarryOke Thread Starter

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    I tried to install the GA-7VAX motherboard w/ 512Mb of PC3200 ram. When turning on the power all I get from the motherboard is one long beep and nothing else. I know usually 3 beeps means video problem but haven't ever had this problem.

    Does anyone know where I can get the error code descriptions for this?

    Or if someone knows the problem could you please share it with me?

    I have looked through the motherboard manual that came with it and it has nothing about the boot error tones!?!?!?

    any help appreciated.....thx

    BarryOke
     
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    We would have to know the BIOS brand....is it Phoenix, Award, American Megatrends...??

    [EDIT} Here is what it says about Award BIOS 1 long beep=memory problems:http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/award.htm

    There is a list of reccommended brands of 3200 RAM chips...look it over, did you use any of these brands? Here:http://tw.giga-byte.com/support/support_ddr400.htm
    Most RAM is guaranteed- if reseating does not clear up problem, try swapping modules and slots they are in...try running with just one in. All else fails, RMA the RAM, send it back for refund or replacement...hope you get it fixed!
     
  3. BarryOke

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    the bios is a phoenix dual bios.....I have requested rma for ram and hopefully this will fix it

    thx
     
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