beeps but no boot

  pookie 08:45 07 Oct 2003


ecs k7s5a, 2.4 athlonxp, 768Mbpc 2100 ddr, sapphire 128 mb 9700pro and xp home edition.

my system has been very stable and i'm up to date with drivers. i was having a problem with low frame rates on an old game. I had the aperature in bios set to 256Mb and some said set it to 512mb. I did this but now it doesn't boot up. I get 9 beeps then a pause then 2 beeps then a pause then 1 beep. The monitor goes straight into sleep mode. I think beeps usually mean that memory, agp card etc may be loose in mobo but I wasn't messing with the insides when this happened.

Any ideas - all i need to do is see the setup on the monitor to enter bios to change aperature back to 256 but i can't do this.

Many thanks


  DieSse 08:57 07 Oct 2003

There will be a CMOS clear jumper on the motherboard - this will set the BIOS back to it's standard defaults - so will clear the AGP aperture back to normal. I'm not sure this will clear your problem - but hope it does.

  pookie 09:47 07 Oct 2003

Thanks for the reply - any other thoughts as I can't remember what bios settings were as shop configured them for gaming



  terminus 10:24 07 Oct 2003

link may be of some use click here


  pookie 12:02 07 Oct 2003


i've taken out the graphic card and reset it but i still get the beeps when i try to start up?

  pookie 12:50 07 Oct 2003

refresh :-)

  pookie 16:03 07 Oct 2003


i've reset again but still beeps - i just need to get to post and i'll fix but i can't get this far

  rioboy 16:11 07 Oct 2003

Pookie have you done what Diesse suggested and cleared CMOS using the jumper on the motherboard yet?

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