Several weeks ago my system refused to boot. I was getting a 1 long, 4 short beep sequence. I sent both the motherboard and my graphics card back for RMA.
The motherboard is a Foxconn A7DA 3.0 Series. I got it back (they just sent me a replacement, I'm still not sure what if anything was wrong with the original) and reassembled the system WITHOUT the graphics card (it's in the mail, nothing was wrong with it).
After reassembly I go to start the system and I'm getting a 1 long, 2 short beep sequence.
Typically, this indicates an issue with the video (correct?). Now, this could simply be a result of me not having a graphics card installed in the system yet. My concern, though, is that the mobo has an integrated graphics card. I assumed that if no graphics card was installed, that the system would default to the integrated card.
Out of the box, do most mobos with integrated graphics have the integrated graphics on by default or off? I have not tried clearing the CMOS, mainly because I haven't done anything so I don't see how clearing it would help.
This may all be moot once my gfx card arrives next week, but if there is another issue that I should be looking in to I'd like to get on that since I've already been without this system for about 3 weeks.
It does seem to be down between the CPU and the RAM. I just have no way to figure out which one it might be, short of RMAing all of it. I'm probably going to bring it to a computer shop nearby to have them diagnose the issue.