Gbyte 45-DQ6 Mobo 1 long, 2 short?

Built my own / GIGABYTE/INTEL
January 9, 2009 at 02:21:42
Specs: Win XP Home Sp3/Vist, Q6600, 4Gig DDR2
Morning all,

After around 3 months of plain sailing my Vista based comp stopped working yesterday after a normal shutdown. I wasnt getting any beeps or visual cues initially, the comp would just restart continuously in a loop. Decided to clear the CMOS and since doing so i hear what appears to be 1 long beep and 2 short beeps on boot up.

Am i right in thinking this is indicating a video fault of some sort? Board has an Award BIOS.

Strangely in the back ground there is a continuous high pitched noise occuring on boot?

Any help would be appreciated....

Cheers.

I REGISTERED WITH COMPUTING.NET AN ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOWSY SIGNATURE!!

P4 3.6 Prescott
DFI Lanparty UT 915P-T12
2x160GB Samsung SATA
2x 1GB Corsair DDR400
Tagan 600W PSU
X1900XTX


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#1
January 9, 2009 at 05:06:22
To begin with, I assume your board is a GA-EP45-DQ6? If you look at the specs, it uses an Award BIOS. Then if you look at the Award BIOS beep code list, you'll find that 1 long, 2 short = video adapter error.

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#2
January 9, 2009 at 06:12:56
Correct it is a GA-EP45-DQ6. There werent enough spaces to put the proper code in, sorry.

As i said in my post thats what i suspected but thought i'd check to see if anoyone with the same or similar board had had the same problem?

Have you any idea what the continous high pitched noise is?

Thanks.

I REGISTERED WITH COMPUTING.NET AN ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOWSY SIGNATURE!!

P4 3.6 Prescott
DFI Lanparty UT 915P-T12
2x160GB Samsung SATA
2x 1GB Corsair DDR400
Tagan 600W PSU
X1900XTX


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#3
January 9, 2009 at 09:32:50
"Have you any idea what the continous high pitched noise is?"

The fan on the graphics card might be a pretty good guess?


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#4
January 9, 2009 at 14:36:28
"...you'll find that 1 long, 2 short = video adapter error."

"...there is a continuous high pitched noise occuring on boot?"

1+1=2

That's where I'd start.

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#5
January 12, 2009 at 00:58:34
Cheers for the replies, i reseated the graphics card and all seemed ok. Reinstalled XP as Vista wasnt doing it for me. The above problem has happened again once, i just readjusted the card again and it booted fine. Might be an indication of a faulty PCI port or my cards on the way out...

I REGISTERED WITH COMPUTING.NET AN ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOWSY SIGNATURE!!

P4 3.6 Prescott
DFI Lanparty UT 915P-T12
2x160GB Samsung SATA
2x 1GB Corsair DDR400
Tagan 600W PSU
X1900XTX


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