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#1 Bat5454

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

I built a server for WHS a couple of years ago - it ran fine until a couple of days ago.

Used this Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-M68M-S2P AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a chipset Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

& a AMD Sempron CPU:
AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor SDX140HBGQBOX

It gives nothing but a single long beep when I try to boot it up - it repeats every 8 or 10 seconds. No video, nothing.

The manual for the mobo doesnt give any indication of this error, & so far the Gigabyte 'help' guys are anything but.

Memory & all power connections seem to be seated -

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks
BT

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:21 PM

Hi

That sounds like it might be a video chipset failure.

Are you using the onboard video?
If so, can you try putting a video card in it and see if that works?
If not, can you remove the video card and try using the onboard video?

James

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

Thanks for the reply James -

I usually run the server 'headless' so don't normally use the video on the board.
I guess i can try putting in a cheap video card & see if that allows it to boot -

BT

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:33 AM

Well, FWIW -

Tech support at Gigabyte finally had me try a few things -
I think clearing the CMOS & resetting the BIOS is what fixed the issue.
Anyway - back up & running & didn't have to install a video card.

thanks
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:20 AM

That's great. Thanks for letting us know.
I was just going with the common beep codes for that motherboard.
One long beep = no video card
Glad to hear it just took a BIOS reset.

James




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