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Trish

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Hello...I have a computer that when I turn it on it does a series of beeps and then just has a black screen. When it shows the black screen, the CPU fan and everything else seems to still be running.

This problem will only happen 1 in 3 goes (approx every 3rd time i turn my computer on, it does the beeps) Approx 2 out of 3 times it will load straight to windows...however sometimes it will freeze after 10 mins in windows ( XP )

The series of beeps are: 1 Long, 8 Short, 2 short, 1 short. It will then repeat that pattern...However one time when I turned it on, it just had one long continuos BEEEEEEEEP.

I have a gigabyte GA-7VTXE+ motherboard.

This problem happens quite Spasmodically.

Any ideas??? Thanks HEAPS
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Hello Trish!

8 short beeps means that there's a problem with your graphics card, try re-seating it and replacing it will a known good card.

1 or 2 short beeps means there's a problem with your RAM, try re-seating them and changing for known good modules.

Edited by ZEUS_GB, 25 October 2005 - 06:57 AM.

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Thanks very much for your reply....Is it possible that the problem is the motherboard???

This computer has been on for about 20 yrs/day for the last 4 years without any error beeps and suddenly it is beeping saying the Graphics Card and RAM.

It seems a very big coincidence that the Graphics card and RAM play-up at the same time.

I will try to reseat the graphics card and RAM when I get home.....I assume by 'reseating' you mean: pull out and put back in????

Thanks again
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Hi. Yes, re-seating means pull it out, then put it back in.
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Is it possible that the problem is the motherboard???

That's what re-seating and/or replacing them with known good parts would tell you.
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