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Six Beep and No Signal to Monitor

I've recently order a new Graphics Card (XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition) and a new Power Supply (EVGA 600W Bronze Certified). The original installation plan was to take it to Best Buy, and through our Geek Squad plan, have them do the installation, but... I figured it would be more rewarding and a great experience if I did it myself, plus I've always wanted to build a computer, so this was the closest thing to it so far. The installation was a bit bumpy, but I got the job done none the less. (On a side note, I couldn't tell whether or not all the Power Supply cords were in the correct places). So while I was doing the installation, there were a couple times I bumped the motherboard, not hard, more like a tap or a rub, but I couldn't help but think "What if I scratched it?" (From what I know, the motherboard is only effected when it's scratched in certain places, but I could be wrong). After the installation of the Graphics Card and Power Supply, I plugged everything in, and powered it on. A few seconds after it booted up, there were 6 consecutive beeps (Plus the monitor didn't start up like it normally does). I decide to look this up, and the results on most sites usually said something about a "BIOS problem". Although, one site said that 6 short beeps for "AMI BIOS" (which I think I DON'T have) means "Keyboard controller Gate A20 error: The keyboard controller has failed. Due to its integration into the system board, you usually must replace the motherboard" Although this worried me there were a couple things that helped reassured me that my mother board was safe. 1) I had longer beeps verses the "short beeps" it described. and 2) the BIOS isn't the same as mine... from what I know.

If it is indeed a "BIOS problem" how do I reach the "BIOS" if I can't even get a signal to my Monitor? Should I be worried about my Motherboard? Please help! Thank you!

PC Model: HP Pavilion 500-214
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  1. You should now take it to Best Buy as you should've done.

    Beeps - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test

    Did you use an anti-static bracelet when doing your upgrade? You might have zapped the motherboard and damaged it.
  2. Best answer
    Why in hell would they have their own set? Gee I hate HP and Dell.

    Makes no difference to the OP though.

    You should still take it to Best Buy - or anyone who knows how to do these sorts of upgrades.
  3. Hi KalebBickham
    i7 baby may be right
  4. ^^ Agreed. I never liked those branded pre-assembled PCs, but it's a matter of personal preference I guess.
  5. i7Baby said:
    You should now take it to Best Buy as you should've done.

    Beeps - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test

    Did you use an anti-static bracelet when doing your upgrade? You might have zapped the motherboard and damaged it.


    So this morning, I removed the new Graphics Card and powered it on. No beeping. What does this mean?
  6. That the card is most likely your issue.
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