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ASUS A8S-X beeps sometimes on startup!

Hi I have an Asus A8S-X mainboard sometimes on startup it gives me one long beep and then 3 short beeps. I Believe this is faulty memory. Weird that it is only sometimes?! I presently have 2 sticks of 1gb each from corsair installed (VS1GB400c3) Any help you could offer would be appreciated! Cheers, Bernard

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2007

    Thanks JustAskMe,

    I have looked more closely when removing & reseating the video card (x1950pro) the second DVI output is pushing on one of those nobby things (Capacitor?) What kind of idiot designs a board with a bunch of capacitor thingys in a row at the end of the damn PCIe slot! Arrgh! Check out this pic from Asus and you will see what I mean! http://www.asus.com/999/images/products/...

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2007

    Thanks everybody!

    I have managed to "flex" the capacitor out of the way a couple of millimetres and the card is now fully seated!

    Something should have twigged when cpu id only gave PCIe x8 being used with x16 being capable now it shows both values as x16 Yay!

    So far so good have deliberately restarted the machine a coupla times and it's booting flawlessly now!

    Didn't relise there was a chat feature.. cool (my first time here)


    Thanks again JustAskMe & Dinoza

  • Anonymous May 11, 2007

    Oops! JustAskMe should have "Fixed" rating... and be solution number #1. Sigh! I will look before I click next time, promise!

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Hi 1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error 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. Remove your video card inspect it for damage and then re insert it. Try rebooting and see if the error remains. If so replace the battery on the mother board and try a different video card. If you have a video card built in then remove 1 srick of the RAM and re boot. Do the same with the other stick. If the error still remains then there is a fault in the Mother Board I hope this helps!

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2007

    I will do some digging on the website and get back to you.

    I wonder if you may have bumped the capacitator and damaged it???

    I agree with you on the design.

    Have you tried replacing the board battery?? If not try that sometimes the easy fixes are the ones overlooked.

    Believe me I DO IT ALL the time no pride here. That's how i learn, from making mistakes.

    I will get back to ya soon.

    Have a great day!!

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