won't boot

By mrracqt
Jan 15, 2007
  1. I have home built computer. It has been working fine for 6 months with case opened. I recently closed the case. The system power itself down. I rebooted and played Call of Duty2. After 20 minutes the shutdown on me. Will not reboot. I get 3 quick beeps and then 5 more beeps no picture, then the system shuts down after a few minutes. I have K8V-X SE , 1 mb ram, 550 watt psu CX -series. I do notice when booting the CPU fan seems sluggish. I did try a different PSU 450 w, no change. Any suggestions?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You need to have a look in your motherboard manual to find out exactly what the Beeb code means. If it is not in your manual then you will have to have a look on on your motherboard manufacturers website.
  3. Tedster

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

    a beep indicates a hardware failure. Check your mobo manual to find out.
  4. mrracqt

    mrracqt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I switched out the ram, no change. I removed the fan from the cpu. A lot of dust collected below the fan. Cleaned out with can air. restarted computer, no picture. The sounds of normal boot up were there, no beeps. I took out the video card and placed it into another computer no video. Looks to be a video card issue.

    thanks for the help.
  5. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    "A" beep indicates a hardware failure!?

    not true. one beep is normal (a short beep).
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