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A friend has an etower 566I2 that he wanted me to upgrade, the machine has an integrated video card that no longer performs (the only color it shows is green) I purchased some additional ram for the machine PC100 128mb and upgrade the operating system from window ME to window xp sp3. I then purchased a 64 mb video card and installed it, now when I turn on the machine i get a series of 3 beeps and nothing else from the pc. I believe i may have to update the bios of this system but have been unable to find them anywhere, can someone help?
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3 long beeps?
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3 Long bees followed by a few seconds of silence then 1 beep, then nothing
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Check kb connection first. 3 beeps normally mean a kb error.
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Also reseat the ram and the video card.
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I've checked the keyboard, pulled out and reinserted the ram and the video card. Nothing has changed. I actually recieve 1 long beep and 2 short beeps. I rmoved the video card and the machine starts up normally, when I put the card back in the beeps return.
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I actually recieve 1 long beep and 2 short beeps. I removed the video card and the machine starts up normally,

You answered your own problem.

You either have a bad video card or a bad slot. Can you try another slot?

http://www.pcstats.c...?articleID=1223 Beep Codes
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I went into the cmos and saw that it had 2 video card choices. One was PCI (the current setting) the second was agp. I changed the setting to agp. Now I no longer get the 3 beeps, however the computer will only send video from the built in video card and not the new rage card. I've loaded all the drivers and still nothing.
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OK, I recovered from ,y case of brain cramp. Of course the beeps stopped when i switched the settings to AGP (simply meant that there was no source to generate an error from. I'll be returning to the store to exchange the bad card tomorrow.
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Picked up the new video card today, same negative result, 1 long beep and 2 short beeps. Perhaps bios need to be upgraded. Anyone know where i can find upgraded bios for Trigem Cognac Mainboard installed in a etower 566i2 machine
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Ok, I'm back, Turns out that the previous 2 video cards did not work because the guys at Slayton computers here in Charlotte had mis labeled their video cards. It seems that the 2 previous cars were agp not pci. I ordered the right card online and it arrived today. The monitor now boots in full color, but the computer will not load past the "Emachine logo screen. When I remove the new card and reboot thee computer boots but still in that sick green color. Cannot load the drivers for the new card without the card being in the pci slot.

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