I'm trying to diagnose a problem on a msi P45 motherboard. The system has been running fine since day one but today it refuses to boot and gives the long-short-short beep sequence. This suggests that the vga card is failing (8800gtx).
Since I don't have a spare pci-e card and no agp slot, I've tried booting with an ancient S3 Trio64 pci card. This gave me the same error beep sequence.
Can I conclude that the motherboard is failing or is the Trio64 just too old to talk to.
If the MB is sounding error code it is functioning properly to some extent. AS far as any further troubleshooting, installing a 'working' PCIE video card is what is needed. Beyond that, breaking the system down to a 'benchtest' configuration CPU, 1 DIMM RAM, working video card would be the thing to do.
why not just take the card out and boot the machine with onboard video and see if the beeps stop.
if you stop getting beep codes you'll know right away if the problem is your card or a different issue, reseat all your memory and pci/pci-e devices..
The MSI P45 is not equipped with onboard video. The design is idiot proof.