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Pc will not boot need to know the beep codes, to solve problem

Mother board beeps three times quickly with the GeForce & the LeadTek two quick followed by 8 medium length beeps, nothing appears on screen & does nothing else, this only happened after adding PCI-E video card, onboard video still runs, but was insufficient for the games I want to play, so I bought two identical cards from different makers, Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GTS TDH fan double slot 320bit 320mb gddr3 & a GeForce version that's single slot & water cooled. I have pared the system down to just the new Cooler Power 750W PSU Part No. P4N8-N 3.3v-24A, 5v-30A, 4 separate 12v rails all at 32A, -12v-0.5A, 5vSB-3A, no -5v rail, though it runs with onboard video... Two sticks of Kingston ddr2 800 2Gb ram, as before this board runs with these memory sticks, it just doesn't show 4Gb due to 32bit AMD Phenom x4 9750, this CPU runs at 2.4Ghz, but runs happily @ 3.2 with about 6 degrees C above normal on standard cooler, no temp increase noticed with water cooling... Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500Gb Sata II Hard Disk, over 3 years old, but still runs like new, with a fresh install of Win XP Pro SP3 & all updates integrated into the installation files, including drivers for almost everything (which XP never had), up-to July 2012 most non essential parts of windows has been removed to improve performance including defrag, notepad, wordpad & many other parts of windows that normally can't be removed, they were never installed, I own many original versions of windows, from Win 3.1 all the way through to Win 7 & most variants of all versions, until I got win 7, then I gave the disk away & downloaded Win XP Pro the Pared Down version for people who want a bleeding fast Win XP Pro PC, yes it had been hacked, by an ex-microsoft employee, who knew what he was doing, he did leave the code entry system alone, so that only genuine Win XP Pro holders could use it, he even beefed it up a little to not work for the many codes that are floating around the internet. The first time I loaded this, I was gob smacked at how fast it booted, 5 seconds from the post screen, which shaved over 40 seconds from the bought version, with it's hundreds of updates that windows HAS to wade through, not with this version, it's only got to glide through a few new one's, auto update is locked on, the usual place to activate or deactivate is not there, but there is a load of tiny apps that do the jobs of many things that were removed, all non MS stuff, but the new defrag tool is VERY configurable, it even runs in the background while PC is using say 25%(adjustable) of CPU power, it can even move immoveable files! Even Quicktime, Flash etc is all there, Apple will NOT be impressed, but they may like it that Safari is there also & IE is NOT !!! OOppss, sorry about the OS stuff, but I couldn't help myself, it's SSSSSSOOOOOOOOO good, I just had to tell you, if you want to know where to get it try or, you also need utorrent & peerblock, run both before you search for it...

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  • Steve Taylor Jan 15, 2013

    Whooopps, that's a big mistake, it is a MSI MS 7302 ver 1.1, great little board, but that's it's problem, it's an mATX with it's SATA II plugs inline with the PCI-e 16x slot, no good if you need to use a double slot card, but I am still interested in knowing what the codes mean exactly or better still, where to find them myself. Because for this motherboard & another GA-MA770-S3 Rev.2.0 (error codes were just long loud blasts, that didn't stop), codes are NOT published on Mobo manufacturers websites & I think that is not fair that the error codes are not listed in the manual & in the case of different bioses in different versions of the same board, they should list them all & tell you how to tell the difference between bioses !!! I have since borrowed a brand new video card & discovered that I was sold two LEMON video cards on eBay, 'cause the new card worked straight away. So will have to save up my pennies & bite the bullet & buy a new card... As I bought another Mobo (the Gigabyte) without onboard video, I have no choice...



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All that typing and you still didn't list your motherboard make and model ?? different motherboards have different BIOS's and their respective beep codes are different for each

try looking in the BIOS and checking the video section for a PCI-e setting. sometimes it has to be set to look for a PCI-e card first, especially when the motherboard has on-board video.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

  • Steve Taylor Jan 15, 2013

    Thank you for the good advice, I checked the settings & they were already set to PCI-e, perhaps because the onboard video uses this as-well ?!?!?! Dunno, just guessing, because I have some older systems with AGP slots & AGP onboard video. I also have two fully functioning IBM PS2's with 2Mb ram & 31Mb HDD's both with Windows 3.11 for workgroups on them, which is not supposed to work, but I don't tend to listen when I'm told it's NOT possible, it is when you install via floppy. one is in a museum, the other I have at home & let the kids play the old dos games on it, as it's indestructable, as is the keyboard, mice are cheap so am keeping the original.

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    D Peterson Jan 15, 2013

    Well, if it is this one : MSI K9A2GM-F V3 Socket AM2+ Micro-ATX Motherboard, AMD 740G and Radeon 2100 Chipset, Supports AMD AM2+ Processor, DDR2 800 Memory, PCI Express 16x Video Card Slot, SATA RAID, with HDMI, GbLAN and Realtek ALC888 audio. MSI Part No: MS-7302-020, then it has an AMI bios but I dont see that particular beep code. See my thread about bios beep codes here : I hope it helps



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SOURCE: Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 (rev. 2.0) 3+3 beeps on start up, no display.

Make sure your RAM is pushed in fully, even if the tabs have clicked, it may not be fully in, especially if your ram is wide (heatsinks etc) test it with one stick till it works, then get the other working :)

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SOURCE: no post to bios on new pc build

FIRST....... Make sure you remove the stock thermal compund (pasty/sticky stuff) from the bottom of the heat sink as well as from the top of the cpu.........

Second APPLY some ARCTIC SILVER 5 compound-ust a thin coat of it over the top of the cpu......use an old credit card.....keep it ff the sides and bottom's important not to use too little tube will do anywhere from 3 to 5 CPUs...!!!
(stock thermal paste/thermal compunds......**** BADLY and can cause a cpu to burn up)

reseat (properly) the cpu and carefull

Now make sure you're 24 pin or 20+4Pin Power connectors are connected, as well as your fans..........disconnect all your SATA Devices, and remove everything but the video card , CPU, and fans.......Now it should post (if all your jumpers are set correctly...........

IF it still doesn't post, remove the video card and reboot.

If it doesn't beep at all......... You have one of 2 things.........A DEAD CPU, or a DEAD MOBO

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