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Old 05-23-2008, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PC Components Issue, Blank Screens! Help!

So, I recently upgraded my computer and installed a new CPU, grapghcs card, and more RAM. Everything appeared to go in okay physically. Then, when I booted up, my first issue involved a serious of 4 beeps. Okay, take the graphics card out, and put it back in, making sure it's pushed in. Good to go, right? No. I boot it up, and now I get to a set up screen. It starts running numbers or whatever computers do during POST. I get some error stating:

"Intel CPU uCode Loading Error. Overclocking Failed or Overvoltage Failed."
"Press F1 for setup or F2 to load defaults and continue."

Okay, definitely haven't tried overclocking my computer yet. I hit F2 and it all boots up normally. I install all the new drivers, etc. Go to restart, and it won't boot back up. Sits on a blank screen. Everything inside the computer is whirring and all fans are on, but my monitor just sits there, blank, with the on light blinking. I don't get a POST beep either. I manually turn it off, and wait a few seconds, and turn it back on. Boots up with the same error above.

Now I'm not a computer idiot, but I'm at a loss at this point. When I try to shut it down completely, everything stays on, fans, HDs, etc. Have to kill the power from the main switch. What's even weirder is, when I start the computer up, graphics card fan cuts on for a few seconds, but after POST it shuts off.

So, there's my long tale. I have an assumption it might be my graphics card, but maybe not. BIOS is all updated too...here, I'll list all my specs now for you:

Computer Specs:

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5L-VM 1394 Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1003 03/25/2008

3200 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB (serial number SerNum0)
Slot 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty

2.53 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache

520.11 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
312.66 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

AOPEN COM5232/AAH [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD2000JD-00HBB0 [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 1
WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0 [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 0

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 [Display adapter]

Thanks in advance.

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Just a thought...but tried clearing CMOS?
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