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so the top slot on my Asus M4A78 PLUS mobo has been bad for a long time now

I been using the bottom slot, but now I have a gt8500 I'd like to but in it along with the gt220 thats in it now

I get a error beep code
it's one long beep then 3 short ones

I never registered the mobo with Asus and got it off ebay when the mobo has first released

I do remember what happen when the slot when bad
I was playing CS:S and the game crashed to my desktop and my pc was going way too slow
anyway I did a reboot and got the beep codes

the mobo is 100% fine other than the top pci-e slot
and I see no sings that tell me the mobo's bad other than the slot being mest up

I have tried my gt8500 gtx 260 gt220 in that slot and they all don't work
but they all work in the bottom slot



any help?
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/20/11 at 4:24pm
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Um Yeah........

Maybe try to clean the conacts with an eraser on the card and the slot, check the slot itself with a torch for damage or corrosion,
also just cheak all your Mobo power connectors are in.
3 short beeps is VGA error AFAIK
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Um Yeah........

Maybe try to clean the conacts with an eraser on the card and the slot, check the slot itself with a torch for damage or corrosion,
also just cheak all your Mobo power connectors are in.
3 short beeps is VGA error AFAIK
well the cards are fine
and all power connectors are fine (will recheck tho)
anyway what do you mean by a "torch"?
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he means flashlight or some sort of light
    
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he means flashlight or some sort of light
I see
will do
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did not see any
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I get the same code when on gpu is in the system
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Quote:
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anyway what do you mean by a "torch"?
Certainly not a blow torch.

What you are looking for in that slot is a damaged or bent pin.

Sounds like its time to get a new Mobo, unless you don't mind running it in the bottom slot.
Edited by Doom - 2/20/11 at 5:19pm
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Certainly not a blow torch.

What you are looking for in that slot is a damaged or bent pin.

Sounds like its time to get a new Mobo, unless you don't mind running it in the bottom slot.
well i's a media system/folding system
so no I do not
but I'd like to add a second gpu for folding
maybe I'll cut the pci-e1x slot and put my gt8500 in it
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The PCI-E X1 should be fine for a GT8500. Buy a PCIE X1 raiser so you dont have to cut or mod anything.
    
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