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P5RD2-VM mobo will not post at boot

I have removed all add-on cards, and am booting with only CPU, memory, and PCI diagnostic post card.

This board has AMI BIOS. My boot diagnostic card returns audible alarm 1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps, which is supposed to mean "An error was encountered in the video BIOS ROM, or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered."

What would my next course of action be?

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  • ontheteam Dec 11, 2008

    3 beeps were in fact cured by re-seating the memory.(Pretty picky apparently)

    I am still stuck. I get the ASUS green light, CPU fan powers up, but system still fails to POST.

    My POST card only logs one event before the system hangs. On most occasions I get "A0" code and others I've gotten "80".

    I have removed and re-installed the CPU and heat sink more than once. Still no joy.

  • ontheteam Dec 11, 2008

    I did clear CMOS by removing the battery and capping the appropriate jumper. All that did was change the initial POST code.

    I am get absolutely NO video from the onboard VGA.


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Three beeps for that bios is a memory error.Are you sure it's not a memory issue? Did you clear the CMOS and try to boot up again?

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

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

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