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ami bios 8 beeps HELP!! tedster !!

By ovvn.you
Mar 18, 2006
  1. gq rx 7330 laptop, it was just working!! i reboot after installing one of windows gay updates(as normal windows always want you reboot). anyway its got ami bios, 8 beeps means its something to do with display. give me some ideas ppl! please :)
     
  2. ovvn.you

    ovvn.you TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    omfg my kid just told me he changed the ram frequency to 133 something
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Eight short beeps=Display Memory Read/Write failure (fault with video card).

    Go into your bios if you can and set the bios to the default settings.

    See if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  4. ovvn.you

    ovvn.you TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    not lettin me into bios, just the beeps, no display
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Disconnect your computer from the mains. Open your case and remove the cmos battery for a few minutes. Replace the cmos battery and see if you can get your computer to boot.

    If you can`t, then it looks as though your video card has died.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. ovvn.you

    ovvn.you TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    your the man howard, a techspot god, they should start payin you
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Lol. I don`t know about that, but thanks anyway.

    I take it your problem is solved?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. ovvn.you

    ovvn.you TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    nope, i just got to it, i was reading in another forum, someone said my video card is the problem, maybe its not seated properly
     
  9. ovvn.you

    ovvn.you TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    got laptop to work! but now it restarted and i got this bsod!!!



    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

    Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.

    Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press f8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.

    Technical information:

    *** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF802D4E, 0xF31065C78, 0x00000000)

    *** win32k.sys - Address BF802D4E base at BF800000, DateStamp 43446a58

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.




    after i shut it off, it only starts with the 8 beeps, anyone tell me what hardware it is?
    btw, please dont say its my video card!
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I know you don`t want to hear this, but it`s your video card.

    Eight short beeps=Display Memory Read/Write failure (fault with video card).

    Regards Howard :)
     
  11. ovvn.you

    ovvn.you TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    im having a hard time believing that its a problem with the video card, because it comes on sometimes and works well, my ram is reading low at 224(should be 512) and i think it wouldnt be working off and on like that if it was the video card, with the way laptop video cards are seated and all
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I can only tell you what your error code means.

    The rest as they say is upto you.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  13. ovvn.you

    ovvn.you TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    lol, sorry, ty for all your help
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Lol. No need to be sorry.

    I do understand your reluctance to think it`s your videocard, but everything points to it.

    Please let us know how you get on.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  15. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    hahaha no one ever asked me for help directly!

    Howards right. Your Video card is the problem- mroe than likely your video timings were changed in BIOS. do like he says and set everything back to where it was in BIOS.

    RTFM if you're not sure.

    turn off caching in BIOS for video.
    also set the BIOS for the # of megabytes your videocard is - i.e. 256 for 256MB....

    your BIOS should have an option for resetting everything.
     
  16. ovvn.you

    ovvn.you TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    do you guys think the problem could be caused by overheating? cuz it gets a lil hot and ive been able to get it on but doesnt last longer than 30 mins
     
  17. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I think it`s caused by a faulty video card.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  18. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    if it's working fine for a little while, then cuts out, the card is probably bad.
    Especially if you upgraded your drivers.
     
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