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I have a visiontek 3870 that works fine in a old dell system I have so I took it out and put it in my sig rig because I have sold my 5870's and want get my new card till Thursday the card wont post and I get 1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps. As I said it works fine in the dell.
What could be the problem???
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post #2 of 29
Make sure it is seated well and have you tried resetting your cmos?
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Take the old driver off the system first with the 5870 still in. or use some other type of video output. Then Put the card in and reinstall the CCC or the ATI Drivers from AMD.com
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post #4 of 29
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Make sure it is seated well and have you tried resetting your cmos?
Card is seated well, thought about the cmos, will try that now.
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Take the old driver off the system first with the 5870 still in. or use some other type of video output. Then Put the card in and reinstall the CCC or the ATI Drivers from AMD.com
Did that before I put the 3870 in.
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1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps is related to a VGA problem/issue..maybe its not seated properly, also check for the power connector if its snugly fit or check for worn out wires..1 user here had the same problem and it was because of the 6-pin cable for the external power that gave us and him a headache..
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post #7 of 29
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Thats a no go on the cmos, still got the 1 log beep and 3 short ones.
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post #8 of 29
Have you put it in the right slot, its could be alot of reasons why it would beep could be your ram could be your motherboard and maybe your motherboard don't like it XD who knows
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Take the old driver off the system first with the 5870 still in. or use some other type of video output. Then Put the card in and reinstall the CCC or the ATI Drivers from AMD.com
Dont need to do that, the card drivers only load at the windows screen, it would not cause a boot issue. One long beep means a gpu issue so like said check the card is seated propper in the pci-e slot and double check your power to the card. You really do need to reset the cmos every time you put a new card it too. If that dont work try another pci-e lane if you have 2 or more.
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1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps is related to a VGA problem/issue..maybe its not seated properly, also check for the power connector if its snugly fit or check for worn out wires..1 user here had the same problem and it was because of the 6-pin cable for the external power that gave us and him a headache..
es you are correct, my vga led stays on. Have reseated the card in two different pci slots. I will try the power cable again as well
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