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2x Short 8x Long

Last response: in Systems
January 8, 2010 1:00:32 PM

Hey guys, im with a problem here. My computer didnt wanted to boot up a few weeks ago, the only thing that came out of it was the beep code 2x Short 8x Long. I thought it had to do with my mainboard, so theres a new mainboard inside the computer, tho this didnt fixed the problems i had. my system specs are:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
XFX GeForce 8600 GT Fatal1ty
3GB Corsair DDR2 800Mhz
Rasurbo DLP-530

I hope you guys can help me out on this one and if you guys need more information, please ask :) a

Thanks in Advance,


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a b B Homebuilt system
January 8, 2010 1:05:45 PM

Check your motherboard manual for the meaning of those beeps.
Or tell us the brand of bios you have.
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January 8, 2010 1:13:18 PM

Oh yeah sorry for forgetting that, i have Amibios on my mainboard. People are telling me its the video card everywhere i look but i've tried it with my dad's video card before and it didnt work with that card either, while his video card works fine on his own computer.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 8, 2010 3:18:25 PM

Try clearing the bios.
January 8, 2010 3:30:15 PM

just tried it, didnt fix the problem =/ oh btw, this computer was working well for 2 years straight. it just randomly stopped working lol
January 11, 2010 5:09:45 AM

Anybody might has an answer ? :x
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2010 12:13:30 PM

Have you tried breadboarding and testing in stages?
January 11, 2010 3:45:16 PM

I've tried booting it up with only the Memory, Motherboard and the CPU, still 2 shot beeps 8 long beeps. i also checked the new build wont boot checklist but that didnt help either :s