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


Bucko1

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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.

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onthelimit1

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

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gengiscant

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

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Can you try your old card in another machine?

This will tell you if card or motherbord.

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Bucko1

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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

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Devil Fish

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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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