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#1 zedsed420

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 05:21 PM

I am attempting to build a new pc. I have all the jumpers and components connected per installation instructions and when I turn on the power all I get is this repeating long beep which makes me think its a grounding issue. I could be wrong ( as I have on occasion been known to be in the past). This is what my system consists of.

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Rosewill RCR-102 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader

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If I can get it to boot I will install XP Pro sp 3

Please help me resolve this issue. Did I miss something? Or do I have a bad MOBO or processor? Maybe something else?

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 06:56 PM

I would recommend disconnecting everything except the mother board, CPU, and RAM. Use the onboard video if that mother board has it and see if you get a proper post or not. If you do start adding in components one at a time until you either find what is causing your problem or everything is up and running. It may take awhile to do it but it is the easiest way to narrow down a particular component.

If the system won't post with just the MB CPU and RAM make sure that the RAM and CPU are seated properly.

One long beep repeating is not a normal post code to my knowledge. I do know that there are a few BIOS makers who use 6 long repeating beeps for no Video.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 07:17 PM

Your motherboard has an Award bios. One long beep repeating is a memory fault. Make sure the memory is seated properly and installed in the proper slots (channel A or Channel :thumbsup:. If everything is connected properly including your power connections (did you connect the 4/8 pin CPU power connector?) I would suggest returning the board and going with a better brand. Most ECS boards either arrive DOA or die shortly there after.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:40 PM

I heard that ECS mobos are pretty unreliable. I installed a similar board a few months ago made by PC Chips and had no problems at all. Do you have some suggestions as to a quality mobo? And a good place to buy them?

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2 XFX Radeon 4890's in Crossfire mode custom watercooled full copper EK blocks,  XSPC rs360 triple 120 radiator 
850w Antec full modular 80plus certified,  NZXT Switch Black case  Custom Watercooled Laing DDC w/ XSPC pumptop res

Tygon black tubing,  all Bitspower fittings and clamps, 2 Samsung 1T spinpoint F1's 

Windows 7 Professional x64 dual boot Ubuntu 12.10


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:17 PM

I like newegg.com for parts. MSI, Asus, Abit and Gigabyte all tend to be fairly reliable.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:20 PM

I heard that ECS mobos are pretty unreliable. I installed a similar board a few months ago made by PC Chips and had no problems at all. Do you have some suggestions as to a quality mobo? And a good place to buy them?



+1 ive heard about many problems with these boards also

Edited by Lucky23, 09 April 2008 - 09:21 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:01 AM

MSI, Asus, Gigabyte, Biostar are all good board vendors.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:13 AM

I found the problem. 3 pins on my processor were bent. I carefully straightened them and now everything works fine, Except for one little thing. I have no sound. Not even the little volume icon in the start menu. I installed all of the software my MOBO came with as well as all the software for everything else but no sound. In the device manager it shows the driver is missing for an undisclosed pci device under other devices.
Any ideas?

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850w Antec full modular 80plus certified,  NZXT Switch Black case  Custom Watercooled Laing DDC w/ XSPC pumptop res

Tygon black tubing,  all Bitspower fittings and clamps, 2 Samsung 1T spinpoint F1's 

Windows 7 Professional x64 dual boot Ubuntu 12.10


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:16 AM

P.S. I broke down and purchased an MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital AMD 690G Socket AM2 Motherboard. I've heard good things about this MOBO.

Asus Crosshair III  Motherboard, AMD PhenomII x4 965 custom watercooled XSPC Raystorm copper block,  8g Mushkin Blackline
2 XFX Radeon 4890's in Crossfire mode custom watercooled full copper EK blocks,  XSPC rs360 triple 120 radiator 
850w Antec full modular 80plus certified,  NZXT Switch Black case  Custom Watercooled Laing DDC w/ XSPC pumptop res

Tygon black tubing,  all Bitspower fittings and clamps, 2 Samsung 1T spinpoint F1's 

Windows 7 Professional x64 dual boot Ubuntu 12.10


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 03:11 PM

Not to put off your question but My idea you already answered. You ordered a new Mobo :thumbsup: Make sure you installed the chipset drivers first then installed the sound drivers. Make sure that windows doesn't require a generic driver provided by Micro$oft (try updating the driver through device manager). Try downloading the latest drivers from ECS if the auto update doesn't work.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:02 PM

I found the problem. It is a driver for the ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB600 High Definition Audio Controller. I am downloading it now. I will let you know if it worked. Are they ever going to compile a COMPLETE installation disk? This hunting around for these little, difficult to identify, driver files sucks!

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2 XFX Radeon 4890's in Crossfire mode custom watercooled full copper EK blocks,  XSPC rs360 triple 120 radiator 
850w Antec full modular 80plus certified,  NZXT Switch Black case  Custom Watercooled Laing DDC w/ XSPC pumptop res

Tygon black tubing,  all Bitspower fittings and clamps, 2 Samsung 1T spinpoint F1's 

Windows 7 Professional x64 dual boot Ubuntu 12.10


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:45 AM

Could this be a corrupted os install?

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850w Antec full modular 80plus certified,  NZXT Switch Black case  Custom Watercooled Laing DDC w/ XSPC pumptop res

Tygon black tubing,  all Bitspower fittings and clamps, 2 Samsung 1T spinpoint F1's 

Windows 7 Professional x64 dual boot Ubuntu 12.10


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:07 AM

You could try a repair install. I take it the ATI controller didn't work? I have had one similar exp with an HP that had HD audio and windows had a driver conflict. The card worked but not with windows. I am still working on that one.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 06:19 AM

Tried the repair. Didn't work. I did a linux install and got the sound to work so I'm pretty sure it's an OS issue. I'm going to try a vista install.

Asus Crosshair III  Motherboard, AMD PhenomII x4 965 custom watercooled XSPC Raystorm copper block,  8g Mushkin Blackline
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850w Antec full modular 80plus certified,  NZXT Switch Black case  Custom Watercooled Laing DDC w/ XSPC pumptop res

Tygon black tubing,  all Bitspower fittings and clamps, 2 Samsung 1T spinpoint F1's 

Windows 7 Professional x64 dual boot Ubuntu 12.10





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