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Does BIOS beeps if northbridge is fried?

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February 12, 2010 6:28:16 PM

Does BIOS beeps if northbridge is fried? I want to be sure that there's something wrong with the nVIDIA 8400M GS BGA IC chip as Im ordering one from ebay! Thanks!
a b D Laptop
February 13, 2010 12:32:47 AM

That isn't a northbridge, it's a GPU. Notebooks will not beep if the GPU is damaged.
February 13, 2010 1:42:23 AM

Yes, perhaps my post was very badly written. What I meant was that my nVIDIA GPU is dead and I opened my laptop to see whether there's damaged something more than GPU. On closer inspection I noticed that my nb looks suspiciously dark and I thought that it could be fried as well so I posted here to find out whether laptop would beep if nb is fried. Now I have found out that BIOS ain't gonna beep if nb is fried, but mine laptop beeps - 1 long, 2 short meaning that it is a video error, nb is fine & I should order nVIDIA replacement chip. Thanks anyway!
a b D Laptop
February 13, 2010 2:26:49 AM

Interesting. I've never met a notebook that beeps if the GPU is dead.

If you end up replacing it successfully, you could do a write-up on it.
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