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Old 10-27-2005, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thnx everybody for your help so far... So i have had a problem with my Soyo SY-P4I865PE Plus DRAGON 2 v1.0 mobo giving me a beep code of 2 short and very close together beeps, followed by six short and spread out beeps. I have not been able to find the beep code translation anywhere, so i decided to test all of my parts by swapping them out with my other system. I pulled the ram, power supply, video card, and hard drive. They all work in different systems. I didnt pull the processer however, cuz i assumed that since it still heats up in the system that doesnt work, it is still working (is this correct thinking?) So, i was wondering could it maybe be my mobo even though it is brand new? Ugh.
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What about the DVD drive?

I would still check the CPU. If it is not that then its your motherboard.
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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BTW, my system is as follows:
Intel P4 3.0 Ghz Extreme 800Mhz FSB
2Ghz OCZ Gold Edition DDR400 - (2) dual channel kits (4x512)
Cooler Master 450 watt PSU
160 Gb Seagate 7200 HDD
Nvidia GeForce5500 256mb 8x
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The problem with testing my processor is that my other system doesnt support the 3Ghz prescott, however the non working system does support my other system's processor. I am just scared that if it is a mobo issue, then it will burn out my other processor.
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Pull the RAM out of the board and turn it on. If it gives the same beep code, then it could be your board.
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Old 10-29-2005, 05:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, thanks to everyone who has helped me out, but after much deliberation, and some talk with soyo ( which i give 0 out of 5 stars to on customer support ) I figured out that OCZ Gold Edition memory is apparently not compatible with the I865 series Dragon 2, even though it says that OCZ is compatible. I guess they forgot to mention that the gold edition isnt for some stupid *** reason. Anyways, thanks to all!
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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SOYO is a "generic" motherboard....thats what happens with those kind of companies...their parts are sometimes really flimsy...try to stick with the major makers
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