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Computer Won't Post - gives a long beep, then repeats


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#1 Jimmyb30

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:04 PM

I have a self built computer : geForce 7050 MB, dual core intel processor, nvidia SXG210512D2-NM card, 2 GB RAM, 4 HD, 450 watt power supply. Suddenly it won't post -- just gives one long beep, then repeats.
I've inspected the memory and the nvidia card but don't see any obvious signs of overheating. I've read on some other Forums that it might be the CPU or the power supply, although, as I say, I've checked them and neither smells like it has overheated.

Any ideas?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:30 PM

What does the motherboard manual say reference beep codes?

That chipset was used in a number of boards by different manufacturers, from what I see.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:23 PM

What does the motherboard manual say reference beep codes?

That chipset was used in a number of boards by different manufacturers, from what I see.

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All I can find is that 1 beep can either mean bad memory, bad power supply or bad CPU! AWARE apparently doesn't have more than that, and that's all I could find on the geForce site. As I said, I've checked the memory, power supply and removed and replaced the CMOS Battery. I have an extra CPU and will try that tomorrow. Thanks for your comments!

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:49 PM

I believe this is a Sparkle branded Nvidia graphics card.

http://www.sparkle-usa.com/products_graphic_04.asp?cate=29&seq=93

It got a lot of good reviews on the various web sites I looked through, also if this pdf link works, this is your video cards specifications: http://www.sparkle-usa.com/downloads/SXG210512D2-NM.pdf

You have a 450 watt power supply, the card calls for the following:

Minimum 300W or greater system power supply (with
a minimum 12V current rating of 18A)

Did this system ever boot up? If so, did the problems start after you added or changed a piece of hardware?

Have you tried different configurations on the RAM sticks? In other words, have you tried only booting with one stick (if your have more than two) at a time? Have you tried switching one stick of RAM for another?

Most importantly, make sure the motherboard is not shorting out to the system case where it is mounted, this is a common problem and is hard to see visually, try loosening the screws that hold the motherboard in place and see if the system boots.

Low profile systems do not allow for much clearance with other metal objects, including expansion card brackets, those can short out to the system board and can be very hard to see.

The system will beep if it detects a shorted circuit.

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