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

By pedxing ยท 7 replies
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: 17,244   +234

    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

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

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

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    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

    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

    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: 17,244   +234

    Check for the motherboard shorting to the case

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