I have a gigabyte hd4670, when i turn on my pc i get 2 short beeps then 8 long beeps and the screen is blank, i tried the following
1. Re-seating the card
2. Cleaning pci-e slot
3. Clearing CMOS
4. updating the bios
nothing helped, so i removed the card and started using the motherboard's built-in graphics chip, after a couple of days i decided to try the hd4670 again and it worked for some days and the problem occured again, i suspected that high temperature is causing this so i bought a good thermal paste and a stronger fan, the card worked for more days than the last time and again the problem occured although the temp was stable at 36c
what is causing this problem and is there a permenant solution to this?
p.s- motherboard is msi g31m and i don't have another pci-e card to test.
Try using just the one 2gb ram stick in the first slot closest to the cpu socket and make sure it's seated all the way in. If that one doesn't work then try the other one. You are focusing on the gpu because the screen is black but if it's not posting then it could be a number of other things like the ram and even the cpu. Make sure that the hadr drive connections are seated properly as well on both the drive and motherboard. Keep track of each thing you are checking so your not repeating steps.