New PC Build, 3 long beeps, no video

September 27, 2010 at 14:26:00
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I built a computer with these parts, all bought from Newegg:
- GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 Motherboard
- AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2 GHz Desktop Processor (CPU)
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
- VisionTek ATi Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 128-bit Graphics Card
- Rosewill Blackbone Computer Case
- Rosewill RC-301Dual Serial Ports PCI Card
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 2 3.0 GB/s HDD
- OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Power Supply
... and recently bought / installed ...
- Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler
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Okay, so my PC worked fine initially (or so I thought), but the CPU idled at 42C so I bought the N520. After installing the N520 (taking out the motherboard and all) I put everything back together and powered up the PC. I got no video on the monitor, but all the fans spun up and everything else seemed normal... except I heard three long beeps. *BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP*. They were the same length, and 2-3 seconds long was my guess. the motherboard manual diagnoses this as "Video card not inserted properly". So I reseated the video card - same thing. I used NO VIDEO CARD and hooked the monitor up to the ONBOARD VIDEO, but still nothing. Same beeps. Someone told me to check for shorts with the case. how would I do that? I am not missing any screws... and I'm quite positive I installed the N520 correctly.

However there is one thing I know I did wrong while installing the N520 - I forgot to tighten the screws on the base in a "diagonal sequence" as the manual told me. Honestly that doesn't sound like a big deal. Could that be it, though?

please help!

- gdea73


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#1
September 27, 2010 at 14:59:15
Did you actually bench test ??????????? before throwing everything in a case !

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#2
September 27, 2010 at 15:20:48
Your manual lists nothing for "3 long beeps". Are you sure that's what it is?

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#3
September 27, 2010 at 16:43:08
@ X86: What do you mean, bench test? I don't understand. I do know that the PC worked in the case before the N520 installation.

@ jam: The closest thing was repeated long beeps, and the sets of three long beeps do continue with a long pause between each set.

Any other help?


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#4
September 29, 2010 at 05:30:21
BUMP.

Should i try an external build?


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#5
October 1, 2010 at 05:15:14
bump again, any help?

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#6
October 6, 2010 at 05:24:33
BUMP going to RMA the board.

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#7
February 11, 2011 at 15:41:34
I have the same motherboard, processor, and memory and have the same problem. Did you find a solution to your problem?

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#8
February 11, 2011 at 16:09:55
Bench Test means put every thing on a rubber or paper desk without the case and connect it. This just ensures that there are no shorts caused by a poorly designed case. I don't think this is your problem.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Most of the time 3 beeps points to the RAM. Make sure you have the ram installed in the right slots. Some mobos support both DDR3 and DDR2 RAM by setting up slots for the specific kind. You can not put DDR3 RAM in a DDR2 slot.


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#9
February 11, 2011 at 16:20:04
Well it is not the RAM because I got you specs...

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileLis...

but like said above there is no 3 long beeps for your model...

The following Award BIOS beep code descriptions may help you identify possible computer problems.
(For reference only.)
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
Continuous short beeps: Power error


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