This is my first post at Bleeping Computer...and it is about a bleeping computer, well, almost.
My Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 beeps when I power up. There is no display. At this time I just want it to POST, doubtless there will be more problems later.
It receives power, CPU fan spins, graphics card fan spins, 'phase' LEDs light. (aside - when initially powering up using a switch, the power dies for about 1s before returning, sometimes once, sometimes two or three times; after that it seems continuous. I don't like this, perhaps it's connected with the no display issue ?).
The beep pattern (as far as I tell) is three equal length beeps over a period of about 1s, repeated every few seconds [small beeper connected to pins on m/b]
Any ideas anyone ?
I don't know what the BIOS version is (as I can't POST) [CPU is a Q9400 which needs F7 BIOS], I've tried two graphics cards (surely they can't both be defective ?), RAM=2GB Kingston PC2-6400, PSU= Antec VP450. The CPU, board and RAM were known to be good before the board was removed from the case.