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No video, no beep

Ive got 2 x 1gb ddr2 667, both of them are working, i tested it by inserting 1 mem, then the other... if one mem is inserted into the slot, it works fine. but if both of them are inserted in the slot.. no video and no beep....

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  • h3rcu135 Mar 12, 2008

    but it says in the manual and even on MSI site that it supports 2gb ram..i also tried the advice of MSI, they said i have to reinstall everything from CPU to memory and so forth, then clear the CMOS.. it shows the BIOS this time but it wont save.. after modifying the BIOS. it restarts then.. it wont show the BIOS again... i also tried pressing F1 to continue and it boots up to OS, and in the OS, it shows the right amount of memory, summing up to 2 gb

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Hi h3rcu135,
the problem is not in ur motherboard& not ina ram the problem is that ur motherboard does not support 2gb ram.it will support 1gb of 667 or even more but not 2gb

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shailesh

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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2 short beep continue after 30second


AMI BIOS:
1 beep - System boot successfull
*1beep - Refresh failure - (NO VIDEO) memory refresh failure (bad memory)
2 beeps - Parity error - bad memory

As it is a Memory problem, the first thing to do is gently remove the memory chips (there maybe 2) and firmly re-insert them, to make sure there is a good contact.
If it still Beeps on re-Booting, then you need to go to a supplier to get them tested, or re-placed.

Source: http://forum-en.msi.com/
Author: Svet

Jan 22, 2014 | MSI FM2-A85XA-G43 Desktop Motherboard -...

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Beep Code Explained


Thanks to Transcend Technical Support for this great Brief of understanding beep codes that is found here
This is a long post and it may be truncated at the bottom. If so, use the link above to go to the Transcend web site where these are found




1.General POST (initial system boot) BEEP Codes
If you do not know the BIOS manufacturer, the following will be the general Beep codes:
• 1 Long and 1 Short Beep ?Bad Motherboard
• 1 Short Beep and nothing else happens ?Disk Drive/Video Related Problems
• 1 Long and 2 Short Beeps ?Bad Video Card
• 1 Continuous Beep or Non-stop short Beeps ?Bad Power Supply
• 3 Short Beeps - Bad Memory
2.American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) BEEP Codes
• 1 Beep - Memory refresh timer error.
Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules.
• 2 Beeps - Parity Error
Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules.
• 3 Beeps - Main memory read / write test error.
Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules.
• 4 Beeps - Motherboard timer not operational
• 5 Beeps - Processor Errors
• 6 Beeps - Keyboard controller BAT test error.
• 7 Beeps - General exception error.
• 8 Beeps - Display memory error.
If the system video adapter is an add-in card, replace or reseat the video adapter. If the video adapter is an integrated part of the system board, the board may be faulty.
• 9 Beeps - ROM checksum error
• 10 Beeps - CMOS shutdown register read/write error
• 11 Beeps - Cache Memory Bad

Beeps 4-7, 9-11
Fatal error indicating a serious problem with the system. Consult your system manufacturer.
Before declaring the motherboard beyond all hope, eliminate the possibility of interference by a malfunctioning add-in card. Remove all expansion cards except the video adapter.
?If the beep codes are generated even when all other expansion cards are absent, the motherboard has a serious problem. Consult your system manufacturer.
?If the beep codes are not generated when all other expansion cards are absent, one of the add-in cards is causing the malfunction. Insert the cards back into the system one at a time until the problem happens again. This will reveal the malfunctioning add-in card.
3.Award Bios BEEP Codes
1 Long Beep: Memory problem
Explanation: There is a failure of some sort related to the system memory.
Diagnosis: The first bank of memory probably has a failure of some sort; this is usually just a physical problem such as an incorrectly inserted module, but may also mean a bad memory chip in a module. It is possible that there is a failure related to the motherboard or a system device as well.

• 1 Long, then 2 Short Beeps: Video error
Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.
• 1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error
Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.
• Continuous Beeping: Memory or video problem
Explanation: The system is producing constant beeping in no specific pattern, or a fast "ringing" sound.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the system memory, or possibly the video card. The memory is more likely--the system complains long and loud if it can't find any usable memory, as there is no way to even start the boot process when this is the case. The motherboard itself could also be the problem.
• Other Beep Codes
Explanation: You have encountered an Award BIOS beep code I do not have documented.
Diagnosis: Award says that any beep patterns other than "one long followed by two short" are likely problems with the system memory. However, of late they have started adding other beep codes to their systems as well.
4.Phoenix BEEP Codes

• 1-1-3
Explanation: Your computer can't read the configuration information stored in the CMOS.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.

• 1-1-4
Explanation: Your BIOS needs to be replaced.
Diagnosis: Got to your motherboard manufacturers web site and download the new Bios.
• 1-2-1
Explanation: You have a bad timer chip on the motherboard.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.
• 1-2-2 or 1-2-3 or 1-3-1 or 1-3-3 or 1-3-4 or 1-4-1
Explanation: Motherboards is bad.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.
• 1-4-2
Explanation: Some of your memory is bad.
Diagnosis: Go to Basic Trouble Shooting
• 1-3-1
Explanation: Motherboards is bad.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.
• 2-_-_ Any combination of beeps after two
Explanation: Some of your memory might be bad.
Diagnosis: Go to Basic Trouble Shooting
• 3-1-_
Explanation: One of the chips on your motherboard is broken.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.
• 3-2-4
Explanation: Keyboard controller failure.
Diagnosis:
• 3-3-4
Explanation: Your computer can't find the video card.
Diagnosis: Is it there? If so, try swapping it with another one and see if it works.
• 3-4-_
Explanation: Your video card isn't working.
Diagnosis: Replace Video Card.




on Jan 20, 2009 | ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard

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Hi My compuer won't boot up it has a msi km2m motherboard I heard 1 beep I changed the power supply and made sure the ddr was seated and tight now i get no beeps but does not display anything on the...


Hi,
Do this, first disconnect your memory into motherboard slot and then power on your PC. if you hear repeated beeping means no memory installed, the motherboard work fine. try to insert again your memory. if your memory are two pcs. insert only one memory and then power on again your PC. (only one by one insert memory for testing so you can trace if one of your memory was defective).
Try this,
Motherboard beeping troubleshooting guide.
(Note: before touching computer parts like motherboard, memory, video card and specially hardisk the very important parts of PC. discharge your static electric into floor ground or the case of your power supply. need also external PC speaker. if no onboard PC speaker ).
No beeps means short circuit, no power, bad processor, open parts or defective parts specially capacitor parts.
See this sample picture of capacitor leakage and defective.


8_13_2011_2_33_51_am.jpg
One beep means everything is normal the motherboard work fine.
Two beeps means cmos bios error and defective.
One long beep, one short beep means motherboard need tracing defective parts specially capacitor.
One long beep,two short beeps means videocard problem need tracing of parts CPU and blower fan for working good, also capacitor parts for leakages.
Three long beeps means keyboard error some key press stock up or modules parts defective.
Repeated long beeps means memory not detected, loose of defective
Continuous Hi-Lo beeps means CPU overheat or loose blower fan with heatsink into motherboard chassis.
Try this solution for your motherboard troubleshooting solutions.

Hope this information can help you.
Thanks for using fixya

Aug 12, 2011 | MSI KM2MCOMBOL-6738-010 Motherboard

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1st question== my friend gave me a p4vmm2 v8.1 mobo but when i turned it on it making a long one beep sound simultaneously inside ! there is no ram inserted! Is that the problem?????????? 2nd...


that's a functional motherboard you got there. The beep that you hear is an error beep for not reading a ram. Yes, you will insert a ram that is compatible with your motherboard. No you can't use that without a video card. If you've got a spare video card put it on your motherboard

Aug 02, 2011 | EliteGroup P4VMM2 V8.1 Motherboard

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Beeps on startup but no video and continues to have long beeps with no video


Check the the cpu, ram and video card are seated properly. If they all are, then the board is defective and will need to be replaced.

Mar 05, 2011 | Abit NF8-V Motherboard

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I got a problem with my msi km4m 1 long beep repeating... i re-inserted the memory but the beep still there?


First clean the gold contact points of ur mem card w/ eraser head, and avoid touching it!
When u inserted the mem card try to wiggle it so that the contact in the slot will have the contact will be seated!
Or
Try another mem card, maybe ur mem card is busted already!

Nov 25, 2010 | MSI KM4M-V Motherboard

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3 long beep


The Intel motherboard D845GLVA can only run up to 2GB of 184-pin, 2.5 V, DDR266/200 MHz SDRAM. Test the system by inserting only one stick of memory into slot 1 which is closest to the CPU. Boot system & listen for beep code. If no change remove memory & insert into slot 2 & boot system. Listen for beep code. The Intel D845GLVA MB uses the AMI bios. There is no code to match your 3 long beeps.
Click on the link below, scroll down to AMI;
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

However, you mentioned you loose display when you here the 3 beeps. This is common when a video card is not connected correctly or does not have enough power. Since your MB uses a built-in video card it is very possible that the video controller,
Intel 82845GL Graphics and Memory Controller is going. You can test this theory by buying a PCI video card & installing it into any one of the three PCI slots on the MB. You will not need to enter the MB bios to make any changes. The MB will auto detect the video in the PCI slot & use it over the built -in video. See page 15 in your manual: PCI Auto Configuration.
If you need the manual for your MB you can download it from Intel.
Click on the link;
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=947&OSFullName=Windows*+XP+Home+Edition&lang=eng&strOSs=45&submit=Go%21

Any one of the video cards listed on the next link will run in your system;
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=319&name=PCI-Video-Cards&

Good luck!
Mike



Jun 18, 2009 | Intel Desktop Board D845GLVA...

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Is there help for this dragon doesnt go on ive tryed video mem ?


This might be problem with your RAM. Remove the RAM and connect it to another memory slot or try changing RAM with new one.
Remove your PCI card and try now...

Sep 28, 2008 | Soyo i845 P4I Fire Dragon Pentium 4...

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Computer will not boot with 2 gigs of ram.


yaa viz eagle is right, its really seems like frequency mismatch. The both RAM must of same size, same type, and same frequency.

Thanks
Iqbal

Mar 24, 2008 | Biostar P4M80-M4 Motherboard

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Motherboard


This could be several issues. You need to be much more specific on exactly what you done and what you installed. No video boot could be the following:
1)Memory clock speed not compatible- Say board only see clock speeds of 200,266,333mhz but you installed 400mhz CL or the bios is not set to auto mem cl speed and you need to manually change mem clock speed.
2)Your CPU, memory, or video card not fully inserted
3)Memory module of video no good if it has onboard mem cells
4)You forgot to plug in the yellow/black CPU connector on the board sending no power to the cpu
5)CPU pin bent on install or not seated correctly
I could go on and on but there are a few issues that cause no video boot so double check all you cards and connections.

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