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my new motherboard: to return or not return?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jlconferido, Jul 4, 2006.

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  1. jlconferido

    jlconferido Thread Starter

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    i was able to resolve the beeping sounds that come from my msi motherboard. everytime i log on to a limited user account i get four beeps and after testing the ram which has no defects i reset my ami bios to default settings. i got 8 beeps. and to put the story short, the bios beeps are due to an issue with gainward's expertool. i dont get it when i change to an admin account but when i change it back the beeps come back. i removed the expertool and the beeps are gone but one problem: i can not tweak my video card. i guess there is a conflict in the programs of my pc but is the mobo still defective? wht is your opinion? should i return it or not?
     
  2. techkid

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    The program is probably forcing the video card to do something outside its capabilities. What tweaks do you do or apply from this program?
     
  3. jlconferido

    jlconferido Thread Starter

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    well actually the expetool tool utility is on stock settings. what is strange is, the bios beeps when i log on to limited user account. actually, i have a couple of days left to claim advance warranty and i can exchange the motherboard without any fuzz. this is a strange behavior and it makes me think that if the mobo really is defective in a way. never had a strange problem like this before and my ram is fine too. in your opinion should i rma it?
     
  4. JohnWill

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    If you have questions about it, I think I'd just return it. No sense waiting until you no longer have the option. :)
     
  5. techkid

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    Yeah, I agree. If it is playing up to such an extent, return it. You might as well get your money's worth out of that warranty.
     
  6. Rumpo-Stiltskin

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    Return a motherboard because a particular piece of software doesn't run properly.....
    It's an interesting approach. :rolleyes:

    Why not just try a different utility for adjusting your card settings.
    There are hundreds of utilities for ATI and nVidia based cards.......

    Like this one:

    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1264
     
  7. jlconferido

    jlconferido Thread Starter

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    @rumpo-stiltskin
    i know your point but i am just exploring my options and the advance warranty will expire soon. the programs installed in my current system and from my past pc is the same the only difference is, i am using pci-e now and i used only gainward for my previous agp mother board. except for one thing: the beeps. i dont recall getting beeps like that when i was still in agp. its annoying and when i play games, it crashes once in a while.
     
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