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Stevie_G

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:whistling: Started buliding my first system three weeks ago. Everything went fine until I powered up. After a few seconds in the POST, the system begins to emit the dash-dot-dot (1 long, 2 short) BIOS beep code, which from what I read indicates a defective video card. Nothing dispalys on the monitor, and I can't even get into the BIOS set-up. I have also tried reseting the CMOS. Nada. So I packed it up, RMAed it back to Newegg, and they sent me a replacement...and it's doing the same thing. I'm sure it is possible to get successive bad video cards, but the law of averages would be seem to be against it. Are there any other possible problems/solutions that might be going over my limited-knowledge head? :blink:
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Might be defective card but more likely that your computer doesn't like the new card for whatever reason.

What motherboard do you have and what graphics card are you putting into it?
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Hi there, welcome to Geeks to Go!

To add to Neil's questions, what power supply do you have? Have you double checked all the connections (power and data)?
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Something to think about:

If you're trying to add a Radeon X300/X300 SE/X600 card, quite a lot of boards don't like these cards.
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