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Old Build
MSI P67A C43 B3
i5 2500k
Corsair 1600MHz RAM
MSI 7770 GPU
600W OCZ PSU
WD HDDs

New Build for a friend with parts from old build
MSI P67A C43 B3
i3 2120
1 8GB stick of Corsair 1600MHz RAM (different than RAM from old build)
MSI 7770 GPU
430W Corsair CX430 PSU
WD Blue HDD

I just upgraded my main rig and used the old Motherboard and GPU in a build for a friend. The old build had been working normally. Right before I disassembled it, I updated the BIOS to the newest version because the version I had didn't support the i3 2120. I installed the build in a new case and tried to boot it up. All of the components in the case seem to power on fine, but then I get 3 beeps. The 1st beep is slightly longer then the second two. I didn't even notice they were different lengths until a few boots later. The monitor stays in sleep mode though.

When I thought it was 3 equal length beeps, I switched out the RM for a different stick. It was the same type though, they came together as 16GB. This didn't change anything and I listened closer and noticed the first beep was slightly longer. I found the beep codes posted as a reply on a blog post that said 1 long 2 short was a GPU error, so I removed the 7770 and installed an old 4600 or 4700 series (can' remember, but it shouldn't matter). I used this GPU formerly with this same MB until about 5 months ago and it worked fine.

Monitor is connected by DVI, if that makes a difference.

Please help me to figure out what the problem is. This MB worked fine in my old build a few weeks ago. Could the BIOS update have caused a problem? In the old build, I used the MSI Live Utility to flash the BIOS from within Windows. After it finished, it restarted and I pulled up the BIOS and the version number had changed to the newest version.

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 5
not that this would happen with intel usually but I had the same thing happen with my old build. I removed a fx8150 from the mobo and reinstalled a 4100 into it. The cpu slot on the mobo broke. How i found out was I left the computer on for an hour and the cpu did heat up the cooler with no fan. So try leaving it on if it doesnt get hot than go ahead and swap in your 2500k and if that works that you have a DOA processor and if it doesnt than could be your mobo finally bit the dust.
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post #3 of 5
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Removed CMOS battery, tried again - same error
Used RAM from old build that it used to have - same error

So I think it's either the GPU, Motherboard, or CPU.

What do you mean by "I left the computer on for an hour and the cpu did heat up the cooler with no fan"? When my CPU fan isn't working, the computer shuts down immediately.
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A member of another forum may have figured out what the problem is. The beep codes signify a video adapter error even though the GPU works fine. However, the i3 CPU has onboard video, but my motherboard doesn't support onboard video. How could I fix this?
post #5 of 5
Let me clarify. I removed the fan from the heatsink to see if it would get warm.
The fan was still running just not onto the heatsink.

if it has no onboard video than I am at a loss in that theory
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