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?
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.