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xfx 750i beeps

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December 8, 2008 8:05:05 AM

hi guys,

I bought a new pc awhile ago which has a pci express sli motherboard, Intel socket 775 ,q6600 , 550w psu, 9800gtx+ gpu, 6gb ram PC6400 800MHz, scythe mugen heatsink/fan

The mobo overclocking features are virtually non existant so just recently bought xfx 750i.
Pc working perfectly before change over.

Installed it without problems or so I thought. When I power on I get a repeating short beep that won't stop until I power down. Nothing is appearing on the monitor. I consulted the web and was shown a chart telling me what these beeps mean. It told me that its either the psu or a faulty motherboard, since the psu and everything else was working perfectly only an hour before do I have to assume its the motherboard? To double check I took everything out and disconnected the hd's, dvd burner, the gpu, and left in 1 stick of ram.
I took the heastsink and fan off the motherboard, took the cpu out and started the process of building it again. When I had just the cpu with the heatsink and fan back in place I powered up, I got the beeps returning.

Ive since reinstalled the old mobo, and everything is working fine again!

Has anyone else got a suggestion on what else i could try or advice. Does it sounds to you guys that the new motherboard is faulty?

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a b V Motherboard
December 8, 2008 9:35:33 AM

Your power supply probably isn't sufficient for the demands of the new motherboard.

Did you plug in the 4/8 pin motherboard power adapter ? And is everything seated properly ?

Your power supply probably isn't sufficient for the demands of the new motherboard.
December 8, 2008 10:14:26 AM

I've a new 700w psu I didnt plan on using until I got an addition graphics card. I gave that a go. Plugged in the 4pin and 24pin power connectors. Tried first with the pc fully built then tried it on the mobo with the cpu/heatsink/fan only. shuffled one stick of ram between the slots. Unfortunetly the dreaded beeps still start.
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a b V Motherboard
December 8, 2008 10:52:35 AM

If you are satisfied with your build then perhaps the mobo is bad. Did you clear the cmos at all ?
December 8, 2008 10:56:29 AM

no, forgive my ignorance, but how do i do that?
a b V Motherboard
December 8, 2008 11:00:12 AM

Remove the battery for 30 seconds or short the jumpers for 30 seconds.
December 9, 2008 7:46:31 AM

alright guys,
Cleared the bios last night but it still beeps away. Im in the process of returning the mobo.
December 9, 2008 7:57:35 AM

sorry the cmos, by removing the battery for 30 seconds
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