Today, while I was in another room, I heard my computer make a terribly annoying buzzing sound. The sound lasted about five to seven seconds, and was over before I could get to the computer, so I couldn't tell if it was coming from the speakers or the tower itself. Now, my monitor receives no signal from my computer. Naturally, I assume this is a video card situation, but there's no reason I can think of that this would have happened. This seems to be the end in a few problems I've been having in the past few days. A couple days ago, my computer froze at the BIOS startup screen, just after the processor loaded. Earlier today, my monitor failed to receive a signal from the computer, but after a reboot, it worked fine. I haven't had the chance to try my computer with a different video card or on a different monitor, so I'm really just looking for conjectures as to what could have caused this. Specs are below. Thanks for your time.
Processor: AMD Athlon 2500+ Barton
Mobo: Epox EP-8RDA+ (nForce2 U400 chipset)
Video Card: ATI Radeon 8500 LE
120 gig WD HD
1 gig RAM
Windows XP Pro
I built this computer a couple years ago, and ran into a problem last year with the video card. At that time, I was using an nVidia card, but ran into a similar problem. That was when I switch to this video card, which has been working fine for the past year. All of the fans and drives seem to be running properly, but since I have no visual output, I can't say for sure. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I forgot to add that the diagnostic LED on the mobo reads "CF," instead of the normal "FF."
Edited by OjBinge, 07 November 2005 - 07:01 PM.