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#1 lapchi92

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:00 PM

Hello bleepingcomputer,
Earlier this morning, my computer did a hard freeze (couldn't ctrl alt del or shift ctrl esc out of it). I held down the power button to turn it off, and when I turned it back on, I heard the same beep sequence as when my video card decided to crap out (3 or 4 beeps). So, I took my GPU back to the store, exchanged it for a brand new one, plugged it in, started the computer, and no beeps occurred. All of my fans turned on, including the one on my new GPU, yet nothing displayed on my monitor. I tried my monitor with my laptop with the same VGA cable, and everything was fine. I have also unplugged everything from my PSU, and plugged it back in, to no avail.
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EVGA nForce 650i Ultra
Zotac GT220
Intel e4400 @ 2GHz
Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 550w
1x 2gb Kingston ddr2 667
1x 1gb Crucial DDR2-667
2x 1gb Samsung DDR2-555

Usually, it would beep once and then start up without stuttering. Now, nothing will show on the monitor. Please give me any ideas, bleepingcomputer, I need your help!

Edited by lapchi92, 08 September 2010 - 07:04 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:23 PM

Hi lapchi92, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Are you sure that the card is properly seated?

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:10 AM

Yes, I've removed and inserted the card several times. The fan works on the new one (didn't after the crash with the old one), and nothing's grinding or making ugly sounds.
I've tried removing the ram, but it makes 3 beeping sounds (1st long, 2nd very short, 3rd relatively short) and continues to keep power to the fans and whatnot.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:59 AM

I've tried removing the ram, but it makes 3 beeping sounds (1st long, 2nd very short, 3rd relatively short) and continues to keep power to the fans and whatnot.


Do you mean that you removed the RAM and then attempted to boot?

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:27 AM

I removed one of the 4 sticks, since it was a bit loose, then tried to boot when I got the beeps. I then took all 4 sticks out, and put them all snugly back in, only to have it boot the fans and HDD without any beeps or anything displaying.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:35 AM

Do you have another computer that you can try the card in. There's always the possibility that you got a bad one.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:45 AM

Not at the moment, but I will see if I can run down to a friend's tomorrow.
I just, again, tried to re-arrange my 4 sticks of RAM. I tried to start it several times with the RAM in different slots, and the computer beeped 3 times (1st long, 2nd very short, 3rd short) again.
Thank you very much for your help so far, dc3. I will continue to post in this thread if there is still trouble tomorrow.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:50 PM

Nope, the video card works fine on other setups. Guessing my motherboard is now screwed, but would there be another to way to test it?

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:27 PM

Hello I am providing you with a pdf version of your motherboard manual.

http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/122-CK-NF66.pdf

Upon boot up of my computer, I get no video signal to my monitor and get only a black/blank screen. How can I resolve this?

Answer below.

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/?f=57429

Also check out the TAGS at the bottom of the this page for black screen blank screen etc.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:03 PM

Thank you for that, Bruce.
Unfortunately, none of the listed solutions worked. I'm guessing I fried my PCIe slot from watching DragonBall Z (which is so system demanding LOL). A friend is lending me a motherboard he hasn't used in a while. I'll post again after I try my configuration on that.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:08 PM

Okay, sorry I wasn't much help.

I wish the best of luck to you with your configuration.

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