|Hello PC Peoples |
Okay.. I've been doing some browsing and I see that more than a couple of people are having a problem like mine, but I cant find a solution.
Alright.. I built this pc somewhere around 2 years ago and about six months ago this problem started.
I dont think anything significant happened to cause it..i.e. no driver changes, no new parts, etc..
Anywho, i know my pc is booting cause i see my keyboard light up, then my mouse, then i can hear windows loading..however, i get no response from my monitor for any of it. I use an Asus A8N sli premium mobo and i believe that 5 beeps during post is a VGA related error. The accompanying voice message says, "System failed VGA test".
At first i would get 3 options, it seemed.. The pc could boot with 1 beep, which means the VGA test passed according to asus post codes or i would get the 5 beep message and no visuals, or the pc would just sit for hours (yes hours) without doing anything after turning it on. Now, however, I get the 5 beeps every time without fail and no response from the monitor.
I feel it's important to note that when this pc decided to boot with the single beep, i'd notice absolutely no difference in performance. I could play left 4 dead, for example, on high settings for days on end without a reboot.
it's been 2 years since i built this and i honestly cant remember some brand names. here's what i can remember.
ASUS A8N SLI Premium mobo 939
anthlon 64 3800? i think x2
2 1gb ddr ram sticks
nvidia geforce 7900 gs 480M extreme GPU
some kinda cd/dvd burner drive and my hard drive
also, i'm sure i'm not running anything less than a 400 watt PSU, but no more than 450w
alright, since the pc boots without visuals, i'm assuming that the CPU/Mobo/Ram are all fine? I mean, i've used each stick of ram independantly and having put one in the wrong slot before, i'm now aware that my mobo can detect and POST memory errors should they occur.
I went out on a limb and bought a new GPU and after plugging it in, i still got the same 5 beeps and no visuals.
I stripped my pc down to bare bones, CPU/Mobo/1stick of ram and GPU and i still get the 5 beeps and no visuals.. i'm at a loss and 2 steps shy of absolute insanity..
Also, i've tested the monitor and it works fine on another rig, but that's all i've been able to test as my friend loaned his pc to his out-of-state gf. :(
Can anyone help, please?