Bios fault code 2 short beeps then 1 long beep - advice pls

  Bucko1 14:44 12 Jul 11
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My screen went dead & the bios fault alrm went off. Two short beeps then one long beep. Looked it up and it says video fault. Took out my graphix card & cleaned fans etc, but still get alarm noise. If I change my graphix card will this solve this fault? or is there some sort of video circuitry on the Motherboard that could have a fault. Don't want to spend money on a new card if the board is at fault - will just get a new system in that case.

  onthelimit1 14:59 12 Jul 11

Does your mobo have a vga output that you could try?

  gengiscant 15:27 12 Jul 11

Have a look here. http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm most likely a graphics card fault.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:32 12 Jul 11

Can you try your old card in another machine?

This will tell you if card or motherbord.

  Bucko1 13:39 16 Jul 11

Unfortunately my other computer is not PCI Express, so can't swap the board. I don't really know anyone who would let me mess about with their system. Will just have to buy a new card & see what happens

  Devil Fish 02:00 17 Jul 11

reasonably cheap pcie cards here you dont want to spend a fortune on what is essentially a test card http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Components/cat/Graphics-Cards-Nvidia

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