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8 Beeps! What To Do?

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#1 stannie


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Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:42 AM

Hey, this has undoubtedly been covered before but seen as each problem is different i thought i would start a new thread, please dont flame me!

I just reinstalled windows and had trouble installing drivers for my ati radeon 9500, kept on giving an error message, asking me to set it up with VGA or something, then the screen occasionally goes black and sometimes goes psychadelic so i have to restart. At restart though i get 8 beeps (video problem i believe) and i cant start up the computer. Occasionally it would start but last night and this morning it will not start at all.

I have tried a friends card in my computer and it works fine, so does this mean that i need a new graphics card or do you think the motherboard is screwed?

Is there anything i can do with the old card in my computer? like are there any menus to access or boot disks to try?

Any help is appreciated, seems to be one thing after anoter going wrong with my pc!

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#2 stevealmighty


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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:30 AM

please dont flame me!

You should never get flamed on this forum! If you do, notify a member of the staff and they'll rectify the situation.

If a different video card is working in your computer (what video card are you replacing it with?), but not your 9500, then I'd venture a guess that you need a new card :thumbsup: , but your mobo is fine :flowers: . However, before you trash the 9500, be sure to download and install the latest drivers for it. Also, be sure that the card is seated correctly and that any and all power lines going to it are connected properly....also ensure that the power line (if the 9500 has one...I know the 9500 pro has one) is "clean", meaning that there is nothing else plugged into it--the power line should go right from the power supply to the card, and have nothing else plugged into it at all.

Once you install the drivers, you should have "menus" and "options" that you can access right from the ATI catalyst program (drivers). You can manipulate the settings to your liking :trumpet:

Check the things that I had suggested and get back to us and let us know how you made out with it all. If it's not helping, then we'll go from there.

One more thing.....you said that you had tried a friends card in your computer and it worked fine.....have you tried your card (9500) in your friends computer to see if it works or does the same thing?
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