Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:27 AM
Recently I purchased a few items to build a new computer with, and I received them all last week. I put everything together and I am having troubles (I am pretty sure) with my motherboard. It is a Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX Intel Motherboard. The problem I am having with it is that when I first booted up the computer, it beeped, indicating that the video card was not working properly. Then, after a couple more tries it started working. Now, it starts beeping continuously in short beeps, which indicates that there is a power failure. I am wondering why it is doing this (I have a 430w power supply which is more than enough), and it seems that the north bridge heat sink is getting really hot. I have spoken with local friends who are more knowledgeable about computers than I am, and they are stumped. The general consensous is that the motherboard is bad. However, I did get the computer up and running one time, but since has not run properly. The system I put together consisted of this motherboard, a GForce 7300GS 256MB video card, 2 Maxtor DiamondMax 250GB SATA Hard Drives, an Intel Pentium D Presler 800Mh processor Dual Core, 2 sticks of pqi 240 pin 1GB DDR2 Ram, a Pioneer 16x DVD + - Burner, and Windows XP home edition. Any help would be great. Thanks!