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May 18, 2010 5:56:25 PM

When I try booting I get 1 long beep and then 2 short beeps. I googled and it seems to be a video card error, however I tried both my 5850 and the onboard with no luck. Tried DVI and HDMI connections. Anything else I can try or is this a bad board?

model is M4A89GTD Pro

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May 18, 2010 6:13:27 PM

yup,1 long beep and 2 short beeps are for Video Card Error.
So check the VGA for proper installation,try removing and reinserting the video card.
If it didn't help then i think its your motherboard's problem.
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May 18, 2010 6:29:11 PM

Did all that, tried with integrated also.

Should I try a vga connector instead of HDMI?

I gotta refind all the parts that came with the board if nothing works :( . If it doesn't work with integrated then I can be sure its not my GPU's fault right?
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May 18, 2010 6:53:27 PM

Try VGA connector too.
If it doesn't work with the integrated then its 99% a faulty motherboard(1% goes to that maybe both Onboard card and your 5850 were faulty)
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May 18, 2010 6:59:24 PM

Alright I guess I'll go find a vga wire.

Another thing though, if I bent some of the cpu pins but then straightened them out (it fits perfectly now) could it relate to that and not the video cards?
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May 18, 2010 8:41:36 PM

I don't think so
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May 19, 2010 12:01:51 AM

Wow, I just read through the manual and found the beep code section. Turns out my problem means unidentifiable memory... I could've sworn that my mem is compatible. I'll go 2 microcenter and buy some more RAM and another cpu (just in case).
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May 19, 2010 7:34:16 AM

I don't think that's true,because 1 long beep and then 2 short beeps reports an error for either VGA(most likely) or Motherboard.
So instead of buying RAM and CPU which aren't needed,test it with another motherboard
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May 19, 2010 10:31:47 AM

Well thats what the manual for this says. I guess ASUS has different beep codes. I can return these if they don't work so thats why I'm testing RAM + CPU.

while I'm at it I guess I can buy another mobo...maybe switch it with the faulty one and save myself a RMA :p 
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May 19, 2010 3:54:11 PM

Let me know how it goes
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May 19, 2010 7:28:06 PM

Meh didn't work. I borrowed a friends CPU mobo and RAM that matched mine since Microcenter won't let you return without a 15% restock for RAM and the CPU and Mobo aren't returnable.

In the end I said screw it and spent 600 on a i7 930, ASUS P6T, and a triple channel kit... That worked >.> Installing windows as I speak. Money does solve problems xD...

edit: It seems all current gen ASUS boards share the 1 long 2 short beep for Memory Error. It was the same for my P6T.
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May 19, 2010 8:17:32 PM

Have you tried pressing the MemOK! button on the motherboard ?
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May 19, 2010 9:28:52 PM

Yep, I tried doing everything with that boad, MemOk, 3 compatible dual kits tried also.

I'm gonna just return this board and stick with my i7, thanks for the assistance though :D 
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May 20, 2010 7:09:26 AM

You are welcome,and sorry that it didn't work for you
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June 13, 2014 4:37:41 AM

Hi

I just thought i would say that infact YES it is the memory, mine was ECC when infact it doesn't support it.

Slot in non-ecc and worked perfect - different beep codes.

Thanks
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June 13, 2014 8:48:28 AM

ClassicD said:
Hi

I just thought i would say that infact YES it is the memory, mine was ECC when infact it doesn't support it.

Slot in non-ecc and worked perfect - different beep codes.

Thanks

Wat :o  This is like a 4 year old question lol. I'm still rocking the i7 but I know for sure that I was not using ECC memory on the non working board :p 

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