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My gaming rig would not boot up this morning, So I tried a new video card because I thought the drivers or bios was corrupt on my gt 430 so I got an HD 4650. This seemed to help but now it is freezing and will not even turn on.

So to sum up, Problems: Freezing, sometimes it will not display anything on startup, the mobo usually beeps once to acknowledge VGA but does not when the screen remains blank. Another thing I noticed is after pressing the power button now, the fans spin and it attempts to boot for ~1 sec then stops and remains off for ~2-3 sec then boots up??? I don't know why this has happened.

I flashed to bios on my Asus P5Q to the newest version and updated all of the drivers on my new ATI card, as well as removed all drivers with NFR from my gt430.

I was wondering if a complete reformat will solve this? Or is this a hardware issue? geeksquad suggested a new HDD and I tried that but after formatting it gave me a STOP BSOD so i returned it and am using the one I have always had for this rig.

Right now it seems to boot up, but does not beep to signal it has detected vga, and nothing comes up on the monitor, at all.
Edited by Whatsamobo - 1/11/11 at 9:34pm
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Might be something wrong with your RAMs. Are you overclocked? Try running on default stock settings and see if it fixes the problem
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I do not have anything overclocked, i removed the ram and attempted to boot up and the mobo beeped accordingly indicating no ram, so i replaced and it detected it again so that is not the problem. I guess I am just stumped as to what this could be. It BSOD'd when i tried to boot up with a freshly installed XP on a fresh HDD.
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Try testing with only 1 RAM and boot up, if it fails, test the other RAM. Your goal is to separately test each stick of RAM to determine if it's the problem. If not, maybe it's the motherboard or hdd.. or PSU!
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Try testing with only 1 RAM and boot up, if it fails, test the other RAM. Your goal is to separately test each stick of RAM to determine if it's the problem. If not, maybe it's the motherboard or hdd.. or PSU!
I just did this before you posted it, thinking about what you had said, and voila, it works with the first stick that I remove. Do you think that this is a permanent fix? All I need to do is buy another 2g stick? I sure hope its that ez!
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Sooooo this worked with the new HD 4650 that I picked up, but I threw my gt 430 back into it (hoping I could return the hd4650) and it wouldn't work with that, I got "No VGA detected" beeps and it wouldnt load past the first screen where it lists the bios. So I guess I found a bad memory stick, but is it possible my video card was also bad? Or is it the fact that I had already removed all nvidia drivers?
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Sooooo this worked with the new HD 4650 that I picked up, but I threw my gt 430 back into it (hoping I could return the hd4650) and it wouldn't work with that, I got "No VGA detected" beeps and it wouldnt load past the first screen where it lists the bios. So I guess I found a bad memory stick, but is it possible my video card was also bad? Or is it the fact that I had already removed all nvidia drivers?
I believe you found a bad memory stick. Luckily rams usually have a lifetime warranty so you can easily replace both (if you opt to send both). My experience with defective rams was that the computer failed to boot (e.g. no output on the monitor but you can see the computer running).

With regard to the VGA, I'm not sure, it might be defective. Even without the nvidia drivers installed you should be able to boot up to windows with bad resolution (since drivers have not been installed). The only way to find out is to plug it in another computer system and see if it runs properly.
Edited by pipnasty - 1/11/11 at 10:48pm
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