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Gaming rig won't boot!!

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March 14, 2010 6:05:58 PM

Hello, All of a sudden my machine won't boot up, i hear 3 short beeps followed by a single beep...and i've noticed there is an orange light(used to be green) on my gfx card (bfg 9800gtx 512mb)
Anyone know what this could be...is my gfx card done..will i need a new one?

regards
Terry

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March 14, 2010 6:09:42 PM

What does your manual say about the orange light ?

What does your MoBo manual say about the beeps ?
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March 14, 2010 6:20:12 PM

They would have been good places to start but alas I cannot find my gfx card manual...and I can't find any definite answers about the beeps.
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March 15, 2010 2:55:38 AM

Here is a guide to standard mobo error beep codes.

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1223

Sometimes you can see your power light flash in a code as well. Hopefully you can find out what the problem is. As it's going right now, 3 beeps and a short one after don't correspond to any standard beep codes.
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March 15, 2010 1:51:30 PM

What motherboard do you have? The manual should be available online. What power supply do you have? How old is it?
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March 16, 2010 12:07:17 AM

ok guys I've discovered the problem is definately the gfx card, as I tried a differet on and the pc runs fine. However I can't find any information about the orange light, and have no idea why it stopped working. I've tried checking to make sure it's 'seated' properly, I've made sure it's in the correct slot and that all connecting wires were connected properly, I even cleaned out the slot incase dust was causing the problem, but it was to no avail.

I've found the manual for my gfx card and it makes no mention of warning lights, I've tried the bfg website for info/support, no dice.

Anyone on here have this or a similar card and know what the warning light means?

it's a BFG Tech Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB
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