Posted 13 January 2009 - 03:39 PM
About a month ago, after returning to my apartment from a week off, my computer began having a problem. I built this computer myself about three years ago, and had never had a problem before. Anyway, after pressing the power button the computer only issued an audible POST message. One long beep, followed by two short beeps. According to my motherboard manual, this means there is a problem with the video card. Besides this post, nothing else would happen, the monitor wouldn't even power on to display any sort of loading screens. The computer itself sounded healthy, all fans powered on, my dvd drive spun and sounded like it was trying to recognize disks, etc.
I replaced the video card and all seemed fine. The computer worked great for at least a week. I returned home for christmas, and upon returning to my apartment after 3 weeks away, the same problem is happening again (this time with the relatively new video card). The dvd drive spins, all my fans power on, the only response otherwise is the exact same POST message, audible only.
Anyone have any suggestions? Is my motherboard on the way out (that is my suspicion.... although I would imagine a bad motherboard wouldn't even give a POST message).
AMD Athlon X2 4200+
eVGA NVIDIA 9800 512MB (formerly a NVIDIA 7800GTX 256MB)
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium 939 nForce4
COOLER MASTER Real Power RS-550-ACLY 550W ATX12V
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Thanks in advance,