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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 8:51:13 PM

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Anyone know what a amber "B" lights indicates. I've looked it up online but
don't see anything related to just the B light.

The PC runs fine then ths video seems to go out of sync and the system
freezes. At that point the "B" light is yellow.

Any ideas before I email support?

--

Rob

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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 9:53:21 PM

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"Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Anyone know what a amber "B" lights indicates. I've looked it up online
> but don't see anything related to just the B light.
>
> The PC runs fine then ths video seems to go out of sync and the system
> freezes. At that point the "B" light is yellow.
>
> Any ideas before I email support?
>
> --
>
> Rob
>
>
>


If memory serves me correctly (it's been a while), it's pointing towards a
PCI or PCI riser card. Pull them and see if the problem goes away.


Stew
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 11:05:50 PM

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"S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Ud6dnebE5bpfQXLfRVn-sA@giganews.com...
>> Anyone know what a amber "B" lights indicates. I've looked it up online
>> but don't see anything related to just the B light.
>>
>> The PC runs fine then ths video seems to go out of sync and the system
>> freezes. At that point the "B" light is yellow.
>>
>> Any ideas before I email support?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Rob
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> If memory serves me correctly (it's been a while), it's pointing towards a
> PCI or PCI riser card. Pull them and see if the problem goes away.
>
>


Thought so too but there aren't any in the PC. It's a SFF case. I have it
home with me and on my bench now I'll look at it later tonight. I'm
thinking it uses shared mem for video so I'll start by swapping memory and
see if I can pin it down from there.

--

Rob
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Anonymous
August 3, 2005 12:20:00 AM

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"Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:fOSHe.2457$jq.1036@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
>>
>> "Robert R Kircher, Jr." <rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:Ud6dnebE5bpfQXLfRVn-sA@giganews.com...
>>> Anyone know what a amber "B" lights indicates. I've looked it up online
>>> but don't see anything related to just the B light.
>>>
>>> The PC runs fine then ths video seems to go out of sync and the system
>>> freezes. At that point the "B" light is yellow.
>>>
>>> Any ideas before I email support?
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Rob
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> If memory serves me correctly (it's been a while), it's pointing towards
>> a PCI or PCI riser card. Pull them and see if the problem goes away.
>>
>>
>
>
> Thought so too but there aren't any in the PC. It's a SFF case. I have
> it home with me and on my bench now I'll look at it later tonight. I'm
> thinking it uses shared mem for video so I'll start by swapping memory and
> see if I can pin it down from there.
>
> --
>
> Rob
>
>
>


Rob,

Even if it's SFF, it should still use a PCI riser card. Try removing it as
well. The entire bus could be hosed (hope not).

But, given the video issues, you're spot on to try swapping the RAM, imo...


Stew
August 7, 2005 2:48:39 AM

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GX270's are known for capacitor failure on the motherboard. Not sure
if this is related to your problem. Unfortunately I just threw out
the article regarding this issue.

Dan

On Tue, 2 Aug 2005 16:51:13 -0400, "Robert R Kircher, Jr."
<rrkircher@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Anyone know what a amber "B" lights indicates. I've looked it up online but
>don't see anything related to just the B light.
>
>The PC runs fine then ths video seems to go out of sync and the system
>freezes. At that point the "B" light is yellow.
>
>Any ideas before I email support?
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