Solved three beep on power on and no display

March 23, 2012 at 07:55:04
Specs: Windows XP
my desktop makes three beep sound on power on only once after that the beep sound goes off but no display .so i did remove all devices except processor and its fun where i still got the three beep on power on .i don't know what to do know , is it the processor,power supply or motherboard?

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March 23, 2012 at 08:02:51
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Is your graphics inbuilt in the motherboard or do you have a AGP/PCI/PCIe graphics card in a slot?
I believe in many BIOS versions three beeps means graphics failure. If yours is integrated in the motherboard then that's the end of the story. Motherboard replacement is required. If it is a card in a slot then there are two possibilities.
1. the card has failed and needs replacement.
2. the slot has failed and the motherboard needs replacement.
Do you know whether your system has Award or Phoenix or some other BIOS?

Look here for beep codes:

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March 23, 2012 at 10:17:12
3 beeps is usually a ram error of some kind depending on the bios maker.

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March 24, 2012 at 16:40:02
Nothing lost by cleaning the RAM edge connectors with a pencil eraser then popping the sticks in and out a few times to clear any oxide off the socket itself, before putting them back fully.

It's something I've run into many times.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 24, 2012 at 22:43:22
Many motherboards with integrated graphics also have a slot to add a graphics card, so if the onboard could still add a graphics card.

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March 25, 2012 at 07:06:50
that was a great idea thanks man you make it

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