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Three long beeps on Intel desktop board D850MV/D850EMV2

By MysterioMask ยท 26 replies
Apr 8, 2013
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  1. MysterioMask

    MysterioMask TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 125

    After going through a 3 motherboards and a bunch of other parts, nothing seemed to work. I found a near identical desktop online for only a few dollars, so bought it. Put all the stuff from my old desktop into the one I just bought and it booted right up, even used the old graphics card and it worked fine, ram was fine, everything seemed to work without a problem once I put it into the other desktop so I have no idea what the problem was with the old desktop.
  2. JayeBeeWhye

    JayeBeeWhye TS Rookie

    Same motherboard, similar problem, with no reboot or boot after the installation of 116 updates to a newly installed 32 bit Windows Vista Business O.S. Got the three long beeps and no monitor light-up after hearing some initial hard drive activity and fans running, etc. Tried re-seating the four Rambus sticks (2 X 256 MB and 2 X 128 MB) and several power up and down cycles, unplugging and replugging the power cord, resetting the jumper for the C.M.O.S. and re-seating the new button cell -- all with no joy, just three long beeps or no beeps at all. Re-seated the V.G.A. card and tried to boot each of the two hard drives (XP Pro/Win Vista dual-boot) individually, again with no joy. Next tried reversing the order of the four RAM modules, with the two 128 MB sticks nearest to the C.P.U. and the two 256 MB sticks in the other slots. To my pleasure and amazement the P.C. booted. I later discovered that the 116 updates failed to install, I assume due to the P.C.'s improper shutdown/reboot sequence. I know this posting is many months after this series of replies to your initial post and I am guessing you moved on long ago. Just wanted to let you know that I found your post in my own search for a solution to the problem and to say it is unfortunate that you did not have the nice outcome that I now enjoy.

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