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Old 09-30-2008, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Built a new rig yesterday --> no post beep/video at boot up, took out the ram, restarted the computer, got a post beep (1 long, 3 short = no memory detected) and no video. Please confirm that I need to buy new Ram sticks. Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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reseat your video card. and clear the CMOS. make sure everything is plugged in properly.
actually, re-seat everything.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I already reseated everything quite a few times, I dont think thats the issue.
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try booting with one ram stick at a time, if you have more than one.
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Ok here's what I've done so far.

- Tried booting without the mobo being in the case
- tried both sticks of ram separately
- reseated the cpu once
- reseated the ram about 4 times
- reseated video about 4 times

When I have video, ram, and cpu plugged in, I have a black screen and no post with the monitor staying in sleep mode. When I took out the ram, the motherboard started beeping, which I'm guessing means that the motherboard is not fried
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hmm, maybe its not the ram as well, took out the video card and inserted the ram and it gave me a no vga signal. Then when had everything in together again, no beeping , no video
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do you have another graphics card you can try?
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Unfortunately I don't.
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K , just went down to the computer store and used their parts...... my 4870 came DOA
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that sucks. what brand was it? 512mb or 1gb? where did you buy it?
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