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PCI Express slot, eight beeps

I've gone trough 2 motherboards, 3 NVIDIA cards and 4 Gigs of RAM trying to find a solution to the dreaded 8 beeps that my system suddenly developed as it would not boot. I finally installed an old PCI card and I see video. Can two motherboards PCIX slots both go bad? Is one of my Video cards "burning out" this slot? would anyone please help?

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  • luxgap Sep 11, 2008

    I've tried the Bios flash, new battery but still nothing. Will get an RMA from Supermicro for both motherboards, see if they can fix this. Thanks Saigua.

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Yeah, but it's not the slot; it's the northbridge chipset or a PCI bridge driving it that's perhaps overheated or set funny.  If you use 2 CPUs they can fall out of step several ways, or your clock circuits can age badly by themselves!  Got fresh CMOS batteries in there?  It could be that PCIe was merely asked to run at a frequency it won't run.  You should carefully make sure the board is nice and clean, reflash or at least clear settings on the BIOS, confirm the PCI videocard boots, make sure all the chips are cooled well, and again see if you can get a PCIe card to work without complaint.

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Looking for advice on a video card. Would a radeon hd 5750 run on c51gm motherboard


1) You have a PCI Express x16 expansion slot, for a graphics card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135010

(Orange)

A) 1GigaByte of graphics memory which is GDDR3. (It is GDDR3, not DDR3; trust me)
B) 800MegaHertz Core Clock
C) 1600MHz Memory Clock
D) API's - DirectX 11
Open GL 4.1
Shader Model 5.0


2) The motherboard chipset is an Nvidia GeForce 6100 - Northbridge, and an Nvidia nForce 410 - Southbridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_6_Series#GeForce_6100_and_6150_series_chip_specifications

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_6_.286xxx.29_series

Nvidia GeForce 6100/nForce 410, came out 2005.


3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

The Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor (CPU), Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

AGP technology, and PCI Express technology, ARE HIGH-speed graphics.

Using a PCI slot for a graphics card, or using Integrated Graphics; is NOT high speed graphics.

(As you can see in the Motherboard Diagram, the PCI bus is controlled by the Southbridge chip. The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

Means anything connected to the PCI bus, such as a graphics card in a PCI expansion slot; is handled by the Southbridge chip.
Integrated graphics also )

4) PCI Express came out 2004.
Went from PCI Express 1.0 version to PCI Express 1.1 version.
In 2007 PCI Express went to the 2.0 version. PCI Express 2.0.

Your motherboard, IMHO, uses the PCI Express 1.1 technology.
This is why I recommend a graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology. (For one)

PCI Express 2.0 is Backward Compatible, with PCI Express 1.1
A little iffy if it's PCI Express 1.0

I have seen a lot of problems crop up with users trying to use a graphics card, based on the PCI Express 2.1 technology; on a motherboard based on the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

That's why I recommended PCI Express 2.0

PCI Express 3.0 is supposed to overcome that, (Use on a mobo with PCI-E 1.1), but I have no real world knowledge, (Hands on), and no input from the 'outside'. (Internet/world)

5) You need at least a 400 Watt power supply. Don't have at least a 400 Watt? Time to move up.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1147669&Sku=U12-41529

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 20, 2012 | ECS C51GM-M Motherboard

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P6TD fusible resitor blown near memory P0207?


What a minute hold the phone here!

Those are Ferrite Iron Choke Coils.

The 'little round cans' with the Red(?) edge on top, are Solid Polymer Capacitors, going around the processor socket.

Those are Ferrite Choke Coils going around the top side of the processor socket, immediately near the copper heat pipe fins. (Black/Square shaped top, rectangular shaped body)

The choke coils, and solid capacitors are part of the Motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit. These particular ones are for the processor.

The ones down by the Ram Memory slots are also in the Motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit.

May be for the Ram Memory slots, but easily could also be for the expansion slots, too. (PCI-E x16, PCI-E x1, PCI, etc)

Here is more info on the Motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit,

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/616

So; Are you using the correct voltage ram memory, or have you installed 'performance stuff', and had to change voltage in BIOS Setup?

More importantly,
1) Are you running a graphics card?
2) More than one?
3) Have the proper amount of power, (Wattage and 12 Volt power rail/s)
4) Proper power cables from Power Supply?

4) Same thing for the motherboard;
IF, you are using a Processor that requires a LOT of Wattage, and you are using a graphics card; are you plugging in an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable into the motherboard?

The 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable connector, is called an EATX12V power cable connector by Asus. It's up at the top edge of the motherboard, above the top left corner of the processor socket.

Called EATX12V to keep people from confusing it with this power cable,

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/616

They are NOT the same;
EATX12V, or EPS +12 Volt power cable; has FOUR Yellow wires.
A Yellow insulated wire is a 12 Volt wire. Black wires are Ground wires.

An 8-pin PCI Express power cable has THREE Yellow wires, and FIVE Black wires.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

BOTH, a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, and an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable; are power for the PROCESSOR.

Quad-Core, or a processor that uses this much power? 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable.

The MAXIMUM amount of Wattage a PCI-Express x16 slot can deliver is 75 Watts.
EACH 6-pin PCI Express power cable is capable of delivering 75 Watts.
Total of 150 Watts available for a graphics card.

An 8-pin PCI Express power cable is capable of delivering 150 Watts by itself.

Point?
Use the correct power cable IF needed for the graphics card, and the correct number of them if two are required.

Also; IF you did not have the correct power cables; AND used a power adapter cable, USE all of the required 4-pin Peripheral power cables needed, for that power adapter cable.

For example;
I have noted those who did not have TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables, required for a 6-pin PCI Express adapter power cable.
Just one was available, and just one was used.........

!O_O!
Nope!
This will result in;
1) PCI Express x16 slot contact pins - Burn
2) Gold plated contact pins on bottom of PCI-Express graphics card -Burn
3) 6-pin PCI Express power cable connection on graphics card - Burns
4) Contact pins in connector for 6-pin PCI Express power cable - Burns

That to me could also result in damage to electronic components, in the Motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit;

Hence -> Ferrite Iron Choke Coils

Awaiting your response,

Regards,
joecoolvette

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

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Can an EliteGroup 945GCT-M3 run a Geforce 440 GT graphics card?


AS it GEFORCE 440 requires (pci express) PCI-E 2.0 x 16 and your motherboard has 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, so you just need to check your motherboards manual if motherboards pci express is x16 2.0 if so, you can go for a upgrade and run. as I found itcan run nvidia geforce 8 or 9 on fixya.

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What is the specification for my GA-K8N Pro motherboard?


CPU
  • Socket 939 AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 / Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon™ 64
Chipset
  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCPs (media and communication processors)
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8712
  • CICADA VSC 8201 Gigabit LAN PHY
  • T.I. IEEE1394b
  • AC'97 Realtek ALC850
Memory
  • Dual channel DDR 400 / 333 / 266 184pin
  • 4 x DIMM slots up to 4GB
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI Express x1
  • 2 x PCI Express x16, supports two PCI Express interface Graphics cards with SLI mode
  • 2 x PCI slot (PCI 2.3 compliant)
Internal I/O Connectors
  • 1 x CD in
  • 1 x FDD
  • 2 x IEEE 1394b (supports 3 ports)
  • 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE
  • 3 x cooling fan pin headers
  • 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 (support 6 ports)
  • 4 x SATA II 3Gb/s
Back Panel Connectors
  • 1 x COM
  • 1 x LPT
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 6 x audio ports (Line In / Line Out / MIC In / Surround Speaker Out(Rear Speaker Out) / Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out / Side Speaker Out)
  • Coaxial SPDIF input/output function
  • PS/2 (Keyboard/Mouse)
H/W Monitoring
  • H/W detecting and reporting for case open, CPU voltage and fan speed
  • System health status auto-detect and report by BIOS
BIOS
  • 2 x 4 Mbit flash ROM
  • Award BIOS
CPU/AGP/DIMM setting
  • CPU HT / Multiplier / Vcore Voltage adjustable via BIOS
  • DIMM Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
  • PCI-ExpessX16 Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
Unique Features
  • @BIOS™
  • Download Center
  • NVIDIA Firewall
  • NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU support
  • Q-Flash™
  • Xpress™ Install
  • Xpress™ Recovery
Bundle Software
  • Norton Internet Security™
Power
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  • Power-off by Windows 98/Me/2000/XP shut down and switch
Form Factor
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Remark
  • Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website
  • This product does not support Win9X/ME, due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. However we still offer available related drivers to serve our customers.

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What type of video card can I use on this motherboard? D945GZIS AGP? PCI? PCI EXPRESS?


Your MoBo has (1) of each PCI Express x1 & and PCI Express x16 slots, and (2) standard PCI slots. There are NO AGP bus slots on this board. You'd want to use buy a PCI Express x16 video card instead of a PCI video card due to the better performance offered by the PCI Express cards.

The full details of your motherboard are below:


Product Description The Intel Desktop Board D946GZIS delivers an integrated graphics solution in the Essential Series by combining exceptional value with quality and reliability and supports Intel Core2 Duo, Intel Pentium D, Intel Pentium 4, and Intel Celeron D processors with 1066/800/533 MHz system bus in the LGA775 package. This board features a PCI Express x16 connector, integrated 10/100 LAN, dual-channel DDR2 memory, Intel High Definition Audio (Intel HD Audio) and up to eight USB 2.0 ports.
Processor Model: D946GZIS Chipset Type: Intel 946GZ Express Processor Socket: LGA775 Socket Installed Qty (Max Supported): 0 ( 1 ) BIOS Type: Intel Storage Controler: ATA-100
Memory RAM Installed ( Max ): 0 MB / 4 GB (max) Supported RAM Speed: PC2-4300, PC2-5300 RAM Features: Unbuffered, dual channel memory architecture
Audio Audio Output: Sound card Sound Output Mode: 5.1 channel surround Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio
Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Slot(s): 1 PCI Express x1, 1 PCI Express x16, 1 processor - LGA775 Socket, 2 PCI, 2 memory ( 1.8 V ) - DIMM 240-pin Interfaces: 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A, 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9), 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25), 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45, 1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm, 1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 pin IDC, 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style), 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)

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Is nvidia 9600gt graphic card compatible with asus p5rd2vm motherboard


Yes.

1) The Asus P5RD2-VM motherboard has a PCI Express x16 slot.

The Nvidia 9600GT uses a PCI Express x16 slot.


2) The PCI Express version used on the Nvidia 9600GT is PCI Express 2.0

The PCI Express technology used on the Asus P5RD2-VM motherboard is PCI Express 1.1

The motherboard chipset used on the Asus P5RD2-VM shows us this.

The motherboard chipset is an ATI RD480. (Before AMD bought ATI out)

The ATI RD480 chipset came out September 27, 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_ATI_chipsets#Comparison_of_Northbridges

Scroll down until you come to > RD480 in the left column, then read across.

The PCI Express technology started under another name, then was changed to PCI Express.
The first version was PCI Express 1.0
Then PCI Express 1.1

In 2007 (January 15) the PCI Express 2.0 technology was brought out.


The PCI Express 2.0 technology is Backward Compatible with the PCI Express 1.1 technology.
(With PCI Express 1.0 also, but it depends on the graphics card being used)



In otherwords, a graphics card that has been based upon the PCI Express 2.0 technology, will work on a motherboard based on the PCI Express 1.1 technology.

You won't get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0 graphics card.
Will you notice?
NO.

[ If I had my choice I would run an Nvidia 9800GT instead.
Depends on the price, and availability of the 9600GT I would assume, though.
You may also need a more powerful Power supply.

Example, not advertising,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6391081&CatId=3670 ]

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I have Intel DH55TC Mother Board cannot get display when i remove ram from board board get beep & i also change ram but same problems


Always Provide Proper Details.
1. Processor
2. Motherboard
3. RAM With Company Name
4. Graphics Card Detail

After Reading Ur Comments I Want 2 Know How Many Beeps You Hear....

Beep Details.......
2 Beeps Shows Graphics Problem
Use PCI-E Graphics Card Like ATI OR NViDiA.

3 Beeps Shows RAM Problem
Use Another RAM OR Try The RAM In Another Slot OR Channel.

Hope This Helps....

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I am trying to buy a video card for my D101GGC Motherboard. I know my motherboard has a PCI Express x16 1.0 slot so I will get a PCI Express video card. But can I get a PCI Express x16 2.0 card and will it...


Hi,

First, your RAM is already maxxed out and it is only DDR. See:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=D101GGC

Secondly, PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible with 1.0 slots.

The RAM on the graphics card doesn't matter as long as the card is compatible. As far as how much...if you can afford 1GB, great!

ATI or nVidia? That's personal preference. I have had both and was happy with both. Other manufacturers use ATI and nVidia chips and market them under their own name. Galaxy, XFX, EVGA, and others. Here are some mid-range boards from Tiger Direct:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?Lprice=100&Hprice=199.99&Nav=|c:3669|&Sort=0&Recs=10

You don't say how fast your processor is. You may be better off going for a new board or computer.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for using Fixya.





Dec 29, 2009 | Intel D101GGC Motherboard

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Ram


Hi,
Okay, you don't need two video cards. Your 4 memory slots are grouped in two's. One set is black and blue, and the other set is black and blue also. These are your dual memory channels.

The reason you can't see more than 2 gig ram is because you are probably not running 64 bit Windows with a 64 bit processor.

32 bit windows will only display 2 gigs, but max memory is 4 gigs. It will draw on the extra 2 gigs if ever it is needed, but this does not happen very often, if ever.

Hank


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