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hey i guys, i finally built my rig, and wanted to know what i should do. i no that it means there is something wrong with the video card, so i removed it, and i still get the message when i try to connect to the onboard video. any ideas?
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Sounds like something may be wrong with your onboard as well, but it's probably a bad motherboard over all.
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i really hope its not a bad motherboard
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Have you checked the motherboard site for the BIOS beep codes

Video cards can be three beeps, but even length
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well the mobo is an Asus M2NPV-VM, but i cant seem to find the bios beep codes, still looking for it, but help is appreciated.
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Step 4 is the important one

Step1 :

Switch on the system. Hold down DEL key to enter BIOS Setup Menu.


Step2 :

Confirm date setting.


Step3 :

Check CPU speed setting and other boot up peripheral settings.


Step4 :

Hold down F5 to enter BIOS Setup Default. Hold down F10 to save and exit BIOS Menu and reboot PC.


Step5 :

Check whether the system will boot up properly.
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it still will not go into bios when i press backspace, it just continue beeping and the screen is black. any other ideas?
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Usually you enter set up with the delete key, or it will say which key on the first screen

Whichever key it is, keep tapping it until it enters set up
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If he gets a no video beep on POST, then POST doesn't complete, and there's no chance to get into BIOS...
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yeah, it doesnt say anything, it just beeps and the screen is black
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Hmm...I may have stumbled across something. What type and size of RAM do you have in the machine right now?
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http://www.pchell.co...beepcodes.shtml

according to the asus website this is using an award bios..which means there's no standard on the beep codes but research suggests taht the 1 short 2 long still points to a vga error http://www.bioscentr...s/awardbeep.htm
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I stumbled across a forum post in which another user had this board, and it turned out to be a memory issue. Since the alternative is "replace your motherboard," I thought it might be worth a shot.
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well, i have 1GB Dual channel, so 2 512 sticks, so maybe ill just try 1 stick in different slots. hope it works.
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right now im at my co-op placement, so ill get home in like 5-6 hours, cause i sitll g2g2 school n everything, but if any1 has any other ideas, plz help.
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