Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:47 PM
The other day, upon trying to start up my PC (specs below in signature), the speakers in my tower started beeping: one long beep and two short beep. I checked online on my laptop and found that the beep code suggests a video card error or a memory error. Well, I took this opportunity to finally replace/upgrade my video card. I went out and bought an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT to replace my NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT. I replaced the video card and got the same beep error. I tried inserting the new video card in the other PCI express slot on my mobo, and voila!...The computer was able to boot up.
However, I then found out that for some reason, the built-in LAN card on my mobo wasn't being detected by the device manager: with "Network Adapter" not even showing up on the device manager. I was told that my mobo's LAN card was probably fried, and so I decided to buy an inexpensive PCI LAN card to see if it worked.
I shut down my PC, went to the store, bought a PCI LAN card, physically installed it onto my mobo, and tried booting up...only to get the same one long beep and two short beep error code. I've tried:
1. Removing the PCI LAN card from my mobo and trying to boot up the computer with the just the hardware installed exactly like it was before I went to buy the LAN card.
2. Booting up the PC with my new video card once in each PCI express slot
3. Booting up the PC with my old video card once in each PCI express slot
4. Switching my two RAM sticks between their slots
5. Trying only one RAM stick once in each of the two slots
6. Repeated #5 but with my other RAM stick
All of these gave the same one long beep, two short beep error? Any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas? Is it possible that my mobo altogether is fried? Thanks in advance!
2.0 GB RAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
NVidia GeForce 7600 GT graphics card
ASUS A8N-SLI SE Motherboard
ULTRA 600W PSU
Microsoft XP Professional