boot up bleep codes

  pherpo 20:08 21 Nov 05

when i switch on my computer it bleeps 2 then 1 then 8 then 2 then 1 times and i have nothing on my monitor.
my monitor works ok on a friends computer. i have double checked my cables they are ok. the graphics card is seated ok. does this series of bleeps mean i need a new graphics card?

  Stuartli 20:10 21 Nov 05

These are usual video related beeps. See:

click here

for details of beep messages for your particular Bios.

  Stuartli 20:10 21 Nov 05

Shoud read:

These are usually video related beeps.

  pherpo 19:52 22 Nov 05

many thanks for your responce. it seems that i do need a new video card. i will see what dabs have to offer.

  stalion 20:30 22 Nov 05

try re-seating your video card first incase you have a bad connection

  pherpo 21:08 22 Nov 05

thanks, i have already tried that a couple of times but it has not helped. the beep codes that stuartli directed me to do indicade that there is a fault with my graphics card so i am buying a new one, it will be more modern than my present one so it will be just like an update.
thanks again

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