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    Default Post Code Help needed

    UPDATE!! Thanks to the help of of forum members, this issue has been resolved. Thanks for your help.

    Hello,

    As a first time computer builder, I need some help deciphering a 3 Long-Beep POST code I'm getting when I turn on my franken-build.

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    It was suggested to me by someone more experienced that this was a video card issue. I tried the video card in all 3 available slots, I tried removing it entirely, and tried a Gigabyte 6450 video card. All of which resulted in the same 3 Long-Beeps.

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    Default Re: Post Code Help needed

    Yes, the manual state continous long beeps graphics card not inserted properly.
    Have you tried to boot with one memory module? If not try that first, if still the same error, try minimal configuratioon, 1 memory module graphic card and keyboard(PS/2 if you have one) connected, all other devices disconnected.

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    Default Re: Post Code Help needed

    Thank you, I'll try swapping out the different memory modules and disconnecting the mouse.

    I've tried different PCI slots for the video card, no video card, and a different (new) video card. So I'm leaning away from the being the issue, but I suppose its still possible.

    Just a side note, the beeps are three long then pause. Not actually continuous long beeps.

    Thank You again.

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    Default Re: Post Code Help needed

    1 short: System boots successfully
    2 short: CMOS setting error
    1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
    1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
    1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
    1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
    Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
    Continuous short beeps: Power error-4-pin to 8-pin ATX Cable Adapter
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    Default Re: Post Code Help needed

    Thanks Stasio,

    But there's the rub of it. I've found similar Award Bios lists of Post codes and none of them mention 3 long beeps, pause, 3 long beeps, ad infinitum.

    It's rather bizarre. If you have a second, watch the youtube video, it's definitely not continuous.

    Thanks

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    have you another psu to test with? i remember some gigabyte boards not working with certain ocz psu's a while back,im not saying its your psu im just asking if its possible to test with another just to eliminate it
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    Default Re: Post Code Help needed

    Well, the correct answer was: A bad bit of Corsair RAM.

    Thank you for all the suggestions and help. I'm sure I'll be back here soon, because....let's face it....I have no idea what I'm doing.

    Hopefully, some day I'll be on the other end of the equation helping out someone else.

    Thank You again.

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    Default Re: Post Code Help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by skweegi View Post
    Well, the correct answer was: A bad bit of Corsair RAM.
    What exactly do you mean by that? Have you tested the modules one by one?

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    i still would have thought it would boot into windows? and just that stick of memory missing/unsusable? but atleast youve fixed it,just rma your ram for a working set
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