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My pc still won't boot up

I bought a brand new video card (GeForce FX5500 agp 8x) and installed it to my mobo. the computer gets power.. the power led is on the hard drives and fans are all on. i do not see anything on the monitor.. i installed a brand new video card and still nothing on the monitor.. there is no beep to indicate that it is booting up i did what fnshman said and disabled my onboard video card thru the BIOS. However, all i get is three beeps and a blank screen still. PS. Thanks fnshman!

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  • robert santos Jul 26, 2007

    Regarding the beeps: there is one long beep followed by 2 short beeps.

    Regarding the bios settings: it's AMIBIOS. I change it first using my onboard video, save the settings then turn the power off and change the video card. Then I reboot.

    Thanks tomj23. Hope you can help me.

  • robert santos Jul 27, 2007

    The system boots up when the on board video card is used.

  • robert santos Jul 28, 2007

    one thing i observed w/ my cpu is that it's grounded. Is that a possible cause of my problem? How do i fix it?

  • robert santos Jul 28, 2007

    also i tried to remove some of my peripherals (ie extra hdd, extra fan) but it did not run also.

    Thanks tomj.

  • robert santos Jul 29, 2007

    i can sometimes feel a small current (ie get electrecuted) when i touch the casing.



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The beeps are beep codes. Were they short or long? Also do you know who makes your BIOS?

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2007

    Re-reading your post I just realised, if your video doesn't work how did you change the BIOS settings?

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2007

    AMI BIOS doesn?t distinguish between long and short beeps, just the total number. Three beeps indicate a base memory read/write error, i.e. RAM.

    If you use your on-board video will this system boot and display video as is?

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2007

    What I would try next:
    - Make sure you?ve deactivated the on-board video by plugging the monitor into your on-board. If you don?t get a signal out of the on-board with the GeForce plugged in and the BIOS set off then that?s proof positive.
    - If you can test the card successfully in another PC that would eliminate a defective card.
    -The specs call for a 250 watt power supply minimum which you probably have, however, with the motherboard, CPU, hard drives, fans and everything attached your card could not be getting enough power. I?ve run into this before, fans run, hard drive spins, some lights come on and you get a blank screen.

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2007

    What do you mean by your CPU being grounded?



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