Error bleeps on new motherboard

  benoli 17:10 29 Feb 2004

I have just tried to upgrade with a new Gigabyte GA-7N400-L motherboard, AMD Athlon XP 2000+ CPU and 2 X 512mb 184pin DIMM 64MX64 DDR PC2700.
Everything started OK I even got into loading the bios, then a long and a short bleep was emitted and a complete shut down. I have tried all of the recomended fault finding in the m/b manual. Memory is ok. Anybody help me please?

  powerless 17:14 29 Feb 2004

What BIOS?

Probably unseated RAM.

  benoli 18:44 29 Feb 2004

Bios is Award V6, I have just tried re-seating the ram, still the same problem. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

  slimbo51 19:10 29 Feb 2004

Award site says only one error code in bios.

1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps, which means it canot access video display.

All other errors are text on screen.

  [email protected]@m 19:21 29 Feb 2004

One long, one short - Dram or motherboard problem.

  [email protected]@m 19:27 29 Feb 2004

From Motherboard manual:


1 short: System boots successfully

2 short: CMOS setting error

1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error

  benoli 19:29 29 Feb 2004

Any ideas as to what could be the problem with motherboard, faulty?

  [email protected]@m 19:57 29 Feb 2004

If you have the old m/b, you could put that back. If the PC boots OK, then, yes, the new Gigabyte would be suspect.

  cycoze 20:03 29 Feb 2004

worth trying just one stick of memory at a time , then swap and try the other.

  benoli 07:53 02 Mar 2004

Thanks everybody for your help. I have decided to return the motherboard after trying all of your suggestions to no avail.

Thanks again for all of your help.

  benoli 18:51 20 Mar 2004

Just to say thanks to everyone who tried to help, the motherboard was faulty. I have replacement under warranty and all running fine.

Thanks again.

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