Alright I've had this system built and have been adding and upgrading it for a few years now. Right now im running an :
-ASUS M3A AM2+
-4 Crucial Ballistix Tracer
-Maxtor 500 gig SATA HD
-AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+
-Hauppauge TV Tuner (not sure the exact model, and don't wanna look)
Was running it all day today like always, with no problems, I decided to restart due to a problem with Windows Media Center (wasn't receiving my signal from TV card) I've had some problems in past with this but It wasn't ever majoy, but i don't believe this relates to the problem. But anyways, upon restart all I got was a blank screen, no display my fans were running, my memory (which has lights on it were flashing) and everything seemed to be getting power. I did notice at one point my Heatsink fan wasn't kicking on right away and that their was a build up of dust around that fan and inside, so i cleaned it the best i could, and the fan i running fine. ALSO, Im not sure the code to the beeps and im sure they're important but after i turn it on after about 10 seconds i get 3 beeps.
So any ideas? I burn something out? I not an expert with computers but im no virgin when it comes to computer building and troubleshooting, I just need some input. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!!
Well I guess I fixed it, I took out 3 sticks of Memory, pulled out my video card and put it back in, unplugged my HD, then plugged it into a different SATA slot on the MOBO, and unplugged power and IDE connectionf to one of my DVD drives cause i have two of them, which isn't really that important. Also cleaned my heatsink up a bit, all the dust inside their.
But when the computer finally did restart i got these messages:
1st i got-- --- "DQS training failed on previous boot, reverted back to slower DRAM speed......PRESS F1 TO RESUME"
I pressed F1 then i got..
"Too many cold reset due BIOS POST. System might be incorrectly overclocked---PRESS F1 TO RESUME"
I pressed F1-
and it went to the windows boot screen to choose (safe mode, normal, ect.) I chose Safe Mode and it went to windows and automatically reinstalled drivers for my HD and Hauppauge TV Card, then i restarted, and it's been running fine now.
So i don't know what was up, i haven't put my other memory sticks in yet, but i have had some problems in the past with these "Crucial Ballistix Tracer" memory. Still would appreciate any thoughts on this matter, thank you!!