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  1. Crewesy

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    I have purchased a pc not long ago I was just about to start a game and my pc crashed I rebooted it now my monitor won't go on with the pc. It makes a long beep then 3 short ones I have bought another 8gb ram as 1 said it had failed and I moved my gpu it started up again but as soon as I go to play a game it gets back to square 1 help me please
     
  2. DavisMcCarn

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    If it is an Award BIOS, the beep code you describe indicates that the video card was not detected. If you can, take the card all the way out of the PC and use a PINK pencil eraser to clean the gold contacts where the board plugs into the PCIe slot. Don't forget to unplug the power cable for the card if there is one. Put the PC back together and try it again.
     
  3. Crewesy

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    Just tried that no doesn't work I have 2 Lights that stay on one is VGA_LED other is BOOT_DEVICE_LED
     
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    What then is the make and model of the systemboard?
    Does it have onboard video?
    If it does, take the video card out, plug your monitor into the systemboard video connector, and try that.
    You may have a failed video card. What is its make and model number?
     
  5. Crewesy

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    To be honest mate I've only had a computer for 3 months I know nothing about them lol what do you mean make and model number? And I'm using hdmi there's only a hdmi slot for the video card not the tower
     
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    Most people call them motherboards; but, motherboards don't have any electronics on them so I use the correct term of systemboard. Anyway, its the big board that is the bottom of the PC with the slots in it to plug your video card into and, either next to the CPU chip or one of the slots for boards, there ought to be printing that says what that board is. That is what I was asking about.
     
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    Asus P9x79 le
     
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    That P9x79 le doesn't have any video connector(s) so you have three choices; take it in for warranty service, beat them into sending you a new video card, or buy another video card just to nail the diagnosis. Which one do you want to do?
     
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    I gace my tower to someone that deals with computers he said it worked fine played games and everything so he wanted my monitor and hdmi cable could one of them be the case?
     
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    It could; but, what that sounds like to me is that the video card was poorly seated in the PCIe slot and/or the case is not so well made and the card doesn't like to seat properly in it. From your description, I have seen either of those problems be far more likely than a bad monitor and I have seen something as dumb sounding as a car ride fixing it.
     
  13. Crewesy

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    So your saying because he picked it up it might of fixed itself? Just waiting for a message back from the guy but originally the card wasn't in properly it was fitted in but loose but we found another slot we put the video card in fitted it in there perfectly. I have the r9 390 I hope nothing is wrong with it as it's expensive!
     
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    "originally the card wasn't in properly it was fitted in but loose but we found another slot we put the video card in"
    That is exactly what fixed it and the odds are (from seeing over 150,000 busted PC's and 41 years) your monitor is just fine.
    Did he try it back in the original slot or is the case malformed enough that it won't seat properly in it?
     
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