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Award BIOS - 1 long, 2 short beeps - video error

By pedxing
Oct 20, 2011
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  1. Hi


    I just moved my system (Asus M2N sli deluxe) to a new Antec computer case, and installed a large Noctua heat sink. Still using the same video card (Asus en7200gs). when I tried to boot up I got the error code. Makes sense b/c I don't get any video. I tried re-seating the video card and tried a different slot. No luck.

    I just ordered a new video card to try out (I could use the HDMI upgrade anyways), but I have doubts that will fix it based on other inconclusive threads I have read.

    What else could the problem be? Could it be the new CPU heatsink? Maybe the motherboard is bowed? Anything else I can try?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,922   +167

    Just try the new video card when it comes in. The beeping may mean that the motherboard is okay
     
  3. pedxing

    pedxing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,922   +167

    Don't worry about the unresolved post... Hopefully you know how to properly handle static sensitive components ;)
     
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    If you get no video how did you see the BSOD ? Soo you can't see post ?

    Its the video card, the new one should do it. Im assuming the monitor works...

    Also why do you have a SLI motherboard when you have 1 very low end 7200 video card. What video card did you buy to try out ? That will be a mammoth upgrade if its 8800 GT or 9800 GT or 460 1GB ......... That mobo goes to waiste!

     
  6. pedxing

    pedxing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Still no go with the new card. Same beep code. Guess I'm going to have take it all apart and rebuild it. It was definitely NOT the card (as a sorta expected).
     
  7. pedxing

    pedxing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    I just realized this an equipment board, not the help board. Why didn't you guys tell me? lol
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,922   +167

    Check for the motherboard shorting to the case
     


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