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My computer beeps on start up nothing on screen and beeps over and over again, I checked the jumpers, checked hte cpu pins for damage, check the RAM and replaced with new to test, checked my drives nothing seems to work, I have contacted ECS and they only want to point the finger at somone else. PLEASE HELP

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  • Jake09 Feb 13, 2008

    I am using the on board GFX card

  • russking Nov 12, 2008

    computer beep at least eight times at start up, and monitor does not come on. the monitor plugs directly to the graphics card. i've been told is either the graphics card or ram, but which is it?? how can i tell??

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Bought this tower with 500HDD KN1 SLI LITE
    Motherboard 1Gig Ram Case broken on arrival
    Emptied out my tower put in 500HDD and memory,
    left in my HDD's and 2Gig ram with DVD & CD Writers,obviously put in this M/Board.Connected
    all I could find including large fan at front and back.Have heard taking out Cosmos jumper
    helps boot,but took out all jumpers I could find on M/Board (3 )Still would not boot Cannot find right jumper for Cosmos by the look of it,1 red bottom right 2 green bottom left.Help is the word please.

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Try putting in a PCI vid card. Just an older one. Not a PCI- Express unless you have one.

I had the same problem. And the dipwits at ECS programmed the BIOS to default with an PCI vid card. Not on-board.

Then, just go into BIOS and change the boot 'Init Display first' to "on board" or something like that under PnP/PCI Configurations.

Under "Advanced Chipset Features" 'Onboard GPU' make sure it is {Enable if No EXT GPU] or always enable or something like that.

Believe me I had the problem. Was ready to dump it, or do a RMA. Messed around for a year and 1/2 then as a last resort put in an old 2mg PCI card. And it booted right up. I was pissed as hell that they would set the default to an EXT card on a board that claims to be ONBOARD video. Believe me they are going to hear about it.

Also depending on the ram installed. As I am having this problem. Now. It defaults to single channel DDR2. And I can only get 1 533 stick to work. For some reason, the board refuses to post when I have the second of a matched pair in the slot. So if you have that - try taking out the second stick. But try the video deal first.

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I agree on external VGA. Had same problem and ECS told me to go talk to my reseller about reprogramming ROM. Put ext VGA in and got to boot sequence only to find a "CMOS not programmed, press F1 to enter setup" notice. Went to BIOS, set time, boot sequence, F10 to save and then exit. On next boot got the same "CMOS not programmed" notice. So frustrated that I can't get through this. Another message to ECS but don't expect much there. Any ideas?

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    Cannot get into Bios,light on monitor green says no signal turns

  • Syd Bell
    Syd Bell Mar 13, 2014

    back to amber but no start up.

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For your cosmos take out the jumper,see
if it boots O.K.If so put back in should then be
alright.

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Check here: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm#05

sounds like a RAM problem or a card short or CPU clocking issue.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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