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February 4, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Had this error for the first time. I checked online for the solution and apparently 5 beeps meant that there was an error with the CPU. There was also no display on the monitor when connected via HDMI to my motherboard or my Video card.
I then returned the CPU to check. They returned it confirming that it was working.
This then would conclude that there would be a problem with my Video card.

When I turn the power on without the Video card, it runs normally without any beeps (none at all) but according to people, there should be a single beep confirming it is running perfectly.
With the video card, it sounds out 5 short beeps.

Now I then fiddled with the cables connected to the video card. Originally it was connected to the PSU via PCI-E to PCI-E.
I then changed it a bit and connected it via PCI-E to the 8-pin head on the PSU (4+4 CPU). I connected the HDMI cable to the Video card and turned it on.
The BIOS had loaded!
I then proceeded to detach the HDMI cable from the video card and then plug it into my motherboard and test if there are any displays. Nope, nothing.

So now what I have is a PC which has a working BIOS being displayed on the monitor; connected via HDMI to my Video card; which causes 5 short beeps when turned on.

So is there a solution which I can try to fix the 5 short beeps? Please respond within a day as if I need to return anything back to Amazon, I only have until tomorrow (6th February) to do so.

Thanks.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M PRO4+ FM2+
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W

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February 4, 2014 11:49:38 AM

If you have a working video card the onboard graphics wont work, you have to go into the bios and tell the computer to use the onboard graphics first.
Does BIOS say anything? Do you a big ASRock splash screen or the actual POST information?
If you go into your BIOS and advanced settings, there should be a way to make it not automatically proceed to the next screen after showing the POST unless a key is pressed, you might want to turn that on so you have the time to record what the POST is showing.

Also record what BIOS you have (like AMI or whatever) and tell us, cause ASRock doesnt mention anything about beep codes in the manual, so we have to look at the bios.

Also that CPU doesnt have onboard graphics.
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February 4, 2014 1:02:45 PM

This is an image of the BIOS menu: http://s28.postimg.org/kdx0klegd/IMG_1730_1.jpg

The BIOS is a 64mb AMI UEFI. When the screen comes up, it has the official screen with settings able to be configured with a keyboard but I don't want to mess anything up at the moment.
The AMI beep codes tell us that 5 short beeps mean that there is a "processor error".

So do you need a graphics card to display the screen? The motherboard has "integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000/7000 series graphics in A-Series APU". It also has built-in crossfire...

So what should I do to get a clean boot?

Thanks.


Sorry for the late reply was having dinner.
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February 4, 2014 1:11:46 PM

IDoNotExist said:
This is an image of the BIOS menu: http://s28.postimg.org/kdx0klegd/IMG_1730_1.jpg

The BIOS is a 64mb AMI UEFI. When the screen comes up, it has the official screen with settings able to be configured with a keyboard but I don't want to mess anything up at the moment.
The AMI beep codes tell us that 5 short beeps mean that there is a "processor error".

So do you need a graphics card to display the screen? The motherboard has "integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000/7000 series graphics in A-Series APU". It also has built-in crossfire...

So what should I do to get a clean boot?

Thanks.


Sorry for the late reply was having dinner.


According to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test
5 beeps in an AMI BIOS is a Processor Failure.

You don't have an A-series CPU. So you don't have onboard graphics.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A75M%20Pro4+/?cat=CPU
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February 4, 2014 1:21:41 PM

What should I do then?

It seems to be working quite alright but there will always be the 5 short beeps during post.

Also, is it a problem that I don't have onboard graphics?
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February 4, 2014 1:27:14 PM

IDoNotExist said:
What should I do then?

It seems to be working quite alright but there will always be the 5 short beeps during post.

Also, is it a problem that I don't have onboard graphics?


You can get into windows even though it beeps 5 times? Hmm... I'd uhh try this CPU health tester: http://www.7byte.com/?page=hotcpu

It's not a problem that you dont have onboard graphics, it just means without a GFX card plugged in and your plugs hooked up to it you have no video.
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February 4, 2014 1:31:24 PM

Ok, thanks.

Is there a way to eradicate the 5 short beeps though? I would like to receive a clean boot everytime I turn on my PC.

I haven't installed Windows yet. It works fine as it boots up into the BIOS UEFI Setup Utility homepage.
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February 4, 2014 1:34:46 PM

We don't know what is really causing the beeps yet though.
it could be your processor is bad.
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February 4, 2014 1:42:49 PM

Hmmm... I'm not sure...

I've already sent my processor back to the company which they had then tested and confirmed it was a working CPU. I then ordered to receive it back.

It may be a problem with the video card as I don't think there would be anything else that is causing the problems... but I don't know what...
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February 4, 2014 1:45:08 PM

IDoNotExist said:
Hmmm... I'm not sure...

I've already sent my processor back to the company which they had then tested and confirmed it was a working CPU. I then ordered to receive it back.

It may be a problem with the video card as I don't think there would be anything else that is causing the problems... but I don't know what...


So you don't HAVE a processor in your motherboard currently?

That would generate beep codes.

Motherboard: "Beep beep beep beep beep, I AINT GOT NO PROCESSOR YOU FOOL!"
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February 4, 2014 1:49:17 PM

...no, everything is in and connected apart from all the essentials such as hard drive or the DVD writer.

I even had to purchase some thermal compound as I had to rub it off when I removed it the first time.

Stuck in the mud here... never knew PC building would generate this many issues!
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February 4, 2014 1:55:09 PM

IDoNotExist said:
...no, everything is in and connected apart from all the essentials such as hard drive or the DVD writer.

I even had to purchase some thermal compound as I had to rub it off when I removed it the first time.

Stuck in the mud here... never knew PC building would generate this many issues!


Well see if you can install windows.
Pc building is like 60/40 chance of everything either going perfectly or something completely f-ing up and ruining your day with what should have been a short 30 min ordeal.
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