Ok, so at first, I had two issues with my mobo. Appearently I had a bad stick of RAM, but thats been removed. Now I'm getting another error code. One long beep, and two short. My research has told me this is Video. Well, ok, so my mobo has integrated video, so I simply removed my 7600OC. Same thing. Cleared my CMOS... Same thing... put the 7600OC back in... Same thing. I'm currently running a 1x core 1.8 AMD Athlon XP, 450 Watt PS, 1.5G (was 2G) RAM, and as mentioned before, an nVidia 7600OC. I am completely stumped at thhis point. PLEASE if anyone has a suggestion, let me know.
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The fans and indicators working for a sec would normally mean that your power supply is Ok. This flash of current must trigger a switch in the mobo to start the boot process. This is not happening. The RAM is a principal player here if it does not connect the memory to the processor nothing will happen. Assuming the RAM is correct and has worked faultlessly before, remove and clean the teeth with an eraser. This prob can also be caused by the VGA card not connecting. Usually alarms sound if your mobo speaker is connected but that depends on each mobo. These are basic steps that usually start machines that have been inactive for a time or have recently been exposed to high humidity. There could be other faults...............
I am not sure if you have tried this, but take one stick of ram put it in the first slot. Try to boot if it beeps or not, power down and move to the next slot with the same chip (we are assuming this is a good ram chip). Repeat for every slot on the computer. If you have 1 or 2 slots that beep and the rest do not; bad slot on the mother board. If all slots beep, try a different chip (bad ram??). If no slots beep, repeat steps with each individual ram chip (you could have just one or two bad and causing all the issues).
Try to boot with 1 stick of ram then swap it with the other and try again. Next unplug the case front connections from the mobo header (pins). Draw a sketch where they all go so you don't forget. I'm talking about the power switch, reset SW, HDD LED etc. Also remove anything connected to the back panel printers etc. Also remove the mouse and keyboard. Carefully, momentarily short the pins that were connected to the power switch and note results.
If it still doesn't boot, remove all parts from the mobo except 1 Stick of RAM, graphics card, PSU, and of course CPU. Leave the mouse and keyboard unplugged. Try to boot by shorting the mobo pins again. If it doesn't boot it is most likely either the PSU or the mobo. It could also be the CPU or RAM but it is less likely.
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The one long-two short beep code is for bad memory, not for a failed video card.
Shut down your computer, remove one stick of ram, reboot the computer, and repeat for each stick of ram, until you find the bad stick.
This code usually refers to a Video card or RAM issue. Try reseating both the video card and then RAM to see if it fixes the problem. If not then try removing the video card and rebooting. If the system starts without the beeps then you'll know the video card is bad and you can replace it. If it still beeps then try removing the RAM one stick at a time, rebooting after each removal. When it boots you'll have the bad RAM stick isolated and can replace. Hope this helps.
I think that you might be asking about latency timings... Try downloading NVIDIA's Performance software. If you search google with those two words you will likely find it. When you install it, look for system settings and whatever you can change there, will be all that your MoBo allows you to change.
Error Code 5d: Initialize Init Onboard Super IO switch.
Generally caused by a mismatched RAM stick int the MIDDLE RAM slot. Try using a single stick of RAM and boot, make sure you do not put this single stick of RAM in the middle slot, and it should boot right up.
Intermittent problems just about always indicate a hardware problem. Assuming that you've put both memory cards in channel B and they worked fine, I would think the memory cards are OK. The only thing left at that point is the motherboard.