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#1 balance17

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:08 AM

I went on vacation for a week and when I got back and turned on my computer it started beeping. After a few failed tries on restarting it I opened the case and blew out the dust. Now I don't know if it was a proper job or anything, but the computer started up. It then crashed. Here is exactly what happens when I turned it on. 5-6 second beeps the continue and don't stop, the monitor/keyboard/mouse do not turn on. Weirdly though I have gotten it to work, but when I did it usually crashed and the monitor/keyboard/mouse didn't respond.

Here are the specs that I think would help I will post more if needed

650i ultra, 8800 gt, duo core 2.33gz processor

When I opened my case I found it was a diode on the motherboard making the beeping and I heard about the BIOS codes. Not really understanding it I tried replacing my ram/gfx card nothing happened. If anyone could help it would be greatfull.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:17 AM

Can you post exactly how many beeps there are? The ammount of beeps can determine which part of the pc is going wrong...
I recommend just giving all the movable part (RAM, GPU, etc.) and they're wires a push, just to make sure they're in place

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:46 AM

the beeps are 6 seconds long, its a beep...pause...beep and does not stop

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:52 AM

What is the exact make and model of your system (or the motherboard if it's a custom build)? That'll let us look up the BIOS manufacturer and find out what the beep means.
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:55 AM

Nvidia EVGA 650i ultra

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:15 AM

I now think it is safe to say it's a motherboard problem becuase I Just pretty much took it out and put it back in. Now when I start up my PC it says Floppy Drive error now this is odd because well... I don't have a floppy drive. It would be much appreciated if you guys could identify the BIOS its an EVGA 650i ultra. Well atleast now it turns on but often my mouse/keyboard turn off and the whole pc then restarts and it does the beep pattern again.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:13 AM

The floppy drive error is occurring because you don't have a floppy drive. You can disable this setting in the BIOS.
The long beep is usually indicative of a memory failure - although next most common is a video problem, followed by other possibilities with the motherboard.

I'd suggest this bootable memory test: http://www.memtest86.com/
Let the test run for a minimum of 3 passes - but overnight is better. If it starts giving errors you can stop the test immediately.
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:50 PM

I believe I need a new motherboard

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:52 PM

It'd be a shame to buy a new motherboard if it's only the memory - run the test (it's free) and then you can decide.
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:52 PM

Problem is I can't turn on my PC thats why that doesn't work, but thanks. I took out the mother board alltogether and made sure it was dust free I reinstalled it and no beeps ya. I can hear it loading up normaly BUT. Once again no beeps not even the beep to start up the PC and get it going. Any suggestions?




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