The mother board has died. Im on my 3rd board under warranty!!!!! there is a small fan on this board, underneath is a nvidia graphis chip that fries and when it goes it makes that beeping and shows nothing on the monitor.
1st time lasted 15 months then fried above mentioned chip under fan ,electrical smell.
2nd time lasted 2 months no smell just beeps and nothing on monitor.
3rd time still putting back together.
every time the board was replaced not repaired, check serial number
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When using a PCI or PCI-E graphics card, it will disable your standard VGA output port because the up-dated graphics card and your factory VGA port require different display drivers. Usually, the drivers are conflicting and will make your system unstable and cause it to crash. In short, you can't use both at the same time. I have a Radeon HD 5450 graphics card installed on my PC and it too has disabled my standard VGA port. If you are trying to use more than one monitor, you have to install a graphics card that supports a multiple display output. The graphics card will either have 2 VGA ports, 2 DVI-D ports or 2 HDMI ports or even any combination of the 3. My card, for example, has 1 VGA, 1 DVI-D & 1 HDMI. I can run up to 3 monitors at a time via my graphics card, but I cannot run a 4th monitor from my factory VGA port. My graphics card uses ATI/AMD drivers while my VGA port requires the use of Nvidia drivers.
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Gigabyte doesn't list 3 long beeps as an error code, so I'm not sure if you're actually getting 3 short beeps or maybe 1 long and 2 short or... But, for reference, Gigabyte's error code list is as follows (depending on whether you have an AWARD BIOS or an AMI):
1 short beep: System normal
2 short beep: CMOS Error
1 long beep and 1 short beep: Memory error
1 long beep and 2 short beep: Graphic card error
1 long beep and 3 short beep: AGP error
1 long beep and 9 short beep: Memory Error
Continuous long beep: Memory not correctly installed
Continuous short beep: Power supply unit failed
1 short beep: Memory Error
2 short beep: Memory parity check error.
3 short beep: Basic memory 64K address check error
4 short beep: Real Time Clock malfunction .
5 short beep: CPU error
6 short beep: Keyboard error
7 short beep: CPU interruption error
8 short beep: Graphic card error
9 short beep: Memory error
10 short beep: CMOS error
11 short beep: CPU cache memory malfunction
It might not be a lot of help, but it's somewhere to start... and at least this way you'll know what to be listening for.
Did you check your monitor with other system or individually. If it works fine in these conditions then the issue belongs to your pc. First of all, you have to confirm that is it the problem of VGA itself or the motherboard. For this, you have to see that does system beep when you start it because system with beeps having the error and the beep sound with continuous or 2-3 beeps relate with different issues. I am going to write down the beep conditions.
1 short beep
Normal POST - system is ok
2 short beeps
POST Error - error code shown on
Power supply or system board problem
Power supply, system board, or
Repeating short beeps
Power supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beep
System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps
Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps
3270 keyboard card
The first couple of beeps ( 1 long 8 short) points to graphics problems. Check the graphics card is seated firmly. If this fails, remove the graphics card and plug the monitor into the onboard graphics slot
If you have only the onboard graphics slot, try seeing if a graphics card, plugged into the motherboard ( may be agp or pcie fitting) solves the problem
The second pair of beeps ( 2 and 1) sounds like ram issues, if they are still there after you solve the graphics problem, try removing one ram module at a time and if it boots ok with that module removed, it is likely to be a faulty stick of ram
1 short beep and 1 long beep means its a memory problem. Shut down your computer, then open your computer case and replace the memory module.If you have 2 or more modules ,try starting the pc with one.If it fails, try a different single module.
2 short beeps and 1 long beep repeating for 5 times means its a graphics card issue. Shut down your computer, then open your computer case and unplug the graphics card, then plug it again.If this doesn't help, try with a different(confirmed working) graphics card.
First you need to know which BIOS you have and how many beeps it is producing... these beeps are the POST - Power On Self Test. They tell us if there are problems such as missing keyboard, video card not working, memory faults etc...
Then you need to go to the appropriate BIOS site and see what the number of beeps mean.
If it is a single beep - it means all is well...
As you are not getting anything more you should check to see if the Hard Drive (HD) light flashes - if so - the HD is probably operating ok and loading your system but there is either a problem with your monitor or video card... borrow another monitor and see if that helps...
But it all depends on the number of beeps you get and what kind - long and short beeps (like morse code).