I just put together a new system and I'm receiving a beep code. The code is 1 long beep, and 2 short beeps, which the documentation indicates is a GPU/Monitor initialization error. The system runs for about 5 seconds, beeps, runs for another 10 secs and restarts.
Used 1 card at a time Switching PCI-E slots Tried different power cords Installed my old Geforce 8800GT -> Still beeped Removed and swapped RAM modules Reset CMOS via button Tried to initialize the Dual/Backup BIOS system.
Does anybody have any suggests before I go ahead and commit to a terrible motherboard RMA?
Yup, I pressed the clear CMOS button and I tried removing the battery for a few hours.
Could very well be a Power issue.
Make sure your 8 pin CPU power connector is plugged in and seated properly. That's hard to get to when the MB in a case in the upper left hand corner.
Other thing to do is check the "Post Card" error codes. That MB has two digital readouts giving to hex numbers as it goes through it's System POST. Watch it to see if it hangs some place along the way from 00 to FF which will give you an indication if there is a problem. The error codes are in the back of the manual.
John Van Kirk
I'd breadboard as minimally as possible including pulling the USB/Ft Panel connections then try the OEM HSF; if that fails and you know your PSU is good then RMA the MOBO.
I 'get' that you're getting GPU errors, and I'm certain all the 8/24 & PCIe pins are connected. What I's suggesting is a last resort; eliminate shorts, peripherals, user error.