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4 beeps from MSI 785GTM-E45

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Built a rig for a friend awhile ago, and now hes saying that when he goes to turn it on, he is getting 4 beeps and no video.

Hes running phenom x2 545
MSI 785GTM-E45
8800gts
2gb ram

i dont know much about amd boards, and a quick google didn't turn up too much. If anyone could help I would appreciate it
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I had this board a year ago, I had a similar problem and it turned out to be the power supply. Although I don't recall beeps, a few looks on the msi forums stated 4 beeps could be a bad motherboard.
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Yeah i read that too. hmm. guess ill have to check it out for myself.
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If you can start testing parts alone, and try running each stick of ram alone.

Here is what I used for the beep codes, although it's a bit dated I believe MSI still uses the same codes: http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=86906.0
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One more thing that could help.. Maybe 4 beeps can mean anything, and so you would need to specify:
Are those 4 shorts, 4 longs or 1 long then 3 shorts?

Beeps are usually described on the manual, so see if he can find it or try to get a virtual version online.

I would say that usually those many beeps are related to something electrical...
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haven't heard them in person. just going by what hes said.
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