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First off hope this is the right forum. Wasnt sure cause I'm not sure if it's my mobo or vid card.

Just under 2 weeks ago(actually oct 31) I bought a new video card, 7900gs PNY, and a mobo to support it(BFG NForce4u), being I needed pci-e. Just this morning I turned my comp on and get nothing except post beeps. The day before it worked fine. Tried looking them up online but couldn't find out what they mean. They are one long high tone(about 2 sec) followed by a short about 1 sec pause, followed by a short mid tone and a short low tone beep.
The closest description I could find was a long followed by 2 short that I guess means a video problem on award bios, and pretty much any other code means bad memory. When I got home from work I tried a REALLY old pci video card and still no go, and yes I reset cmos. I then swapped in some known good memory and reset cmos again and still a no go. Not even sure the pci card is good.
I'm not sure what the problem is. Do you think it is more likely my video card or my mobo? I know its not a really high end mobo but I want to upgrade my mobo and chip early next year, which is why I switched to pci-e video, so i wouldn't have to get that new then as well.
Or maybe a processor problem. Doubtful because the code for that is repeating long beeps, which I do not get.
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1 long 2 short = vid adapter.


http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm
    
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Thanks for the reply, that's what I was leaning towards. The pci card I tried doesn't work but it may just not work either. I'll have to see what I can do after work tomorrow.
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Update

Well I tested everything I could and after hours of playing around with it, it ended up being the CPU. Never even thought about that. After I went and picked up my new 4200+ X2 it started right up. That's after I exchanged the 7900gs and got a 7950gt last night thinking it was the vid card.
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Originally Posted by AMDLUVR View Post
Update

Well I tested everything I could and after hours of playing around with it, it ended up being the CPU. Never even thought about that. After I went and picked up my new 4200+ X2 it started right up. That's after I exchanged the 7900gs and got a 7950gt last night thinking it was the vid card.
OK.Nice you go it going.Now what it was?The gpu or the cpu?By the way hope you like the 7950GT.I do.If want to see some benchies let me know.Oh and volt mod the 7950GT=Fun and power.Good luck.
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OK.Nice you go it going.Now what it was?The gpu or the cpu?By the way hope you like the 7950GT.I do.If want to see some benchies let me know.Oh and volt mod the 7950GT=Fun and power.Good luck.
It ended up being the CPU(3200+ winnie) that was the culprit. I wasn't sure and swapped out the GPU first. Then I swapped the mobo this morning thinking it was that, but I still had the same problem with the new mobo. I also tried the cpu in my old av8 and it was a no go. So I went back out and got the new processor and all is good now. Oh yeah I also tried my old PSU but that didn't help either.

And yeah i'll do some volt mods to the 7950 maybe but I'll wait a lil bit cuz if the 8800gts comes in at compusa within the next 20 days(return policy) I'll probably get that.
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