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I'm having problems booting up my new pc. Everything seems to be plugged up right but when I go to start up, my internal speaker starts beeping and I get no picture on my monitor. I don't think it's a GFX Card issue. I've tried a couple I'm fairly sure it's the motherboard, but I may be wrong, any ideas?

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Welcome to the forums! What is the beep pattern when you power the system on? (ie 2-short 3-long) After you know the pattern you can check in the motherboard manual to see what problem the beep pattern points to. Sometimes the motherboard manual does not list these beep codes. If this is the case, you can search online or post back here. Also, beep codes are different for each BIOS manufacturer so if you post back let us know who made the BIOS.
 

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Its just like one long beep followed by a pause then another etc.
Thanks for your advice though, I looked in the manual and your right it does list the "beep type" and the error that's associated with it. Can't believe I missed it the first time I looked through o_O. The problem is apparently it can't detect any RAM. Guess i'll go test it now. Let you know how it goes.

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[edit] Hope I haven't buggered up my RAM :'(
 

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Okay, I tested my RAM in another pc and it worked... and I tested another working RAM chip in my pc and I got the beeping again. Seems like a problem on the memory sockets?

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What type of memory are you using? Are you certain you motherbaord supports it? Some motherboards require you to set a jumper in order to select what type of memory you are using, especially if your board has both PC100/133 slots and DDR slots.
 

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This MB uses DDR memory, and will configure to a variety of speeds. Have you checked to see if the RAM is registered or non-registered? Some MB's won't run with registered RAM, including the one I'm typing on. I learned that the hard way! :)
 

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Well this MB is a direct replacement of one I bought around 5 months before. I bought it from ebuyer and it had a fault on the secondary IDE Controller so I sent it back. (I'm unlucky huh?) Anyway, despite the controller not working I could still use the MB if I put devices on the primary. My point being.. it's the same MB and the exact same RAM and it worked fine.... however, I had another look on the ebuyer site and read some of the product reviews:

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?
action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=34913

seems the board has some issues with memory. It looks like a hit and miss affair with some people having problems with any memory they try to use and others reporting no problems when testing a lot of different types. Looks like I've just picked up one of the "bad" boards. Think I'll have to send it back and get a replacement.

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