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Asus P5WD2 Premium - Beeps and black screen

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July 29, 2006 5:40:29 PM

First of all, my computer:

Mobo: Asus P5WD2 Premium
Memory: 2x1 GB DDR2 667
CPU: Intel Pentium D805
GPU: Asus EN7900GT 256 MB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 160GB SATA
PSU: Antec Neo HE 430W (sufficient before, with more components)
DVD-RAM: LG (can't remember exact model, quite new, 16x DVD burning)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Big Water 735

Problem:

I was first able to start the computer normally. There was an error about the CPU Fan, because there is no fan connected in that spot (watercooling). I disabled it from BIOS so the error wouldn't show. I was able to start the Win XP Pro (SP2) installation. It formatted the HDD and copied the files to it. Then it rebooted, to start the actual installation of Windows. At this point, the screen stayed blank and there was a series of beeps: one long, three shorts. When googling for help, I found a page with AMI Bios beep codes. According to it, this code means a Memory failure. The sticks of memory are new, and worked before. I have moved all the parts to another case, and everything worked just fine in the old case

What I've tried:

- Checking everything is in place
- Using one stick of RAM instead of two, and changing between slots

I can not think of anything else to try, all the parts are as good as brand new (except for HDD and DVD-drive). The thing that puzzles me is why did it boot normally at first, and start the Windows installation. I would be very grateful for any help.



-John
July 29, 2006 8:11:28 PM

take everything apart and put it back together. Probably got a loose connection somewhere.

Quote:
First of all, my computer:

Mobo: Asus P5WD2 Premium
Memory: 2x1 GB DDR2 667
CPU: Intel Pentium D805
GPU: Asus EN7900GT 256 MB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 160GB SATA
PSU: Antec Neo HE 430W (sufficient before, with more components)
DVD-RAM: LG (can't remember exact model, quite new, 16x DVD burning)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Big Water 735

Problem:

I was first able to start the computer normally. There was an error about the CPU Fan, because there is no fan connected in that spot (watercooling). I disabled it from BIOS so the error wouldn't show. I was able to start the Win XP Pro (SP2) installation. It formatted the HDD and copied the files to it. Then it rebooted, to start the actual installation of Windows. At this point, the screen stayed blank and there was a series of beeps: one long, three shorts. When googling for help, I found a page with AMI Bios beep codes. According to it, this code means a Memory failure. The sticks of memory are new, and worked before. I have moved all the parts to another case, and everything worked just fine in the old case

What I've tried:

- Checking everything is in place
- Using one stick of RAM instead of two, and changing between slots

I can not think of anything else to try, all the parts are as good as brand new (except for HDD and DVD-drive). The thing that puzzles me is why did it boot normally at first, and start the Windows installation. I would be very grateful for any help.



-John
July 30, 2006 5:17:44 PM

Thanks for the help. I found the problem. The GPU was broken. I took it back to the store and got a new one. Everything working smooth now.
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