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Tyan Tiger MPX mobo
1GB Registered ECC DDR RAM
Dual 1900+ AMD Athlon MP's
IBM Deskstar 60GXP 60GB
GeForce 4 Ti 4600
I was cleaning out my system with a can of air and accidentally splattered some Artic Silver 3 from my GPU onto my video card and motherboard. I did not know this and continued using my computer(It was on when this occured). Later that day I restarted my computer and got a beep code error message from my BIOS. 1 long beep and two short beeps. This means that it is a video error. I took a few hours and qtiped both boards to get the grease off. I then put the video card back in and started it up, waited 10 seconds and it worked... Then I shut it off and put my water block back on it. I started it up again and it does not work. I put the videocard in another computer and the video card worked... I put a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 card in my system from another computer and my computer works... I am perplexed!!!

How can the video card work... and the computer work... but the two of them not work together? :dontknow:

I tried flashing my bios to eliminate the chance of a problem with the ROM chip having been shorted or something. Still no luck.

Thank you in advance for your help and patience with my long winded problem description.

~Rusty B. :scared2:
 

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Wow, that is odd. It wasn't till after u splattered the artic silver on your mobo/video card that it started doing that, right? BTW: Nice computer.... :tongue2:
 

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Yes. I was running the system when I decided to clean it out with a can of air. But accidentally blew some excess Artica Silver III from the GPU all over the video card and some on the motherboard. Only when I restarted the computer did I have ANY trouble.
 

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If you have throughly cleaned all the Artic Silver off with alcohol and reassembled the system, and it still fails, something is clearly broken! I'd start by clearing the BIOS to defaults, then setting the options you want and see if it then recognizes the video card.
 

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I am running WinXP Pro but that has no relevance. This problem is during POST.

It has to do with the hardware support for the card... The conputer was working one day and not the next.

The motherboard and other parts, without the video card, work harmoniously together. The video card works in other systems.

Yet together the video card and the motherboard do not cooperate.

Therin lies my problem...

Maybe some couputer engineer could shed some light on the subject.

Thank you,
Rusty
 

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I was kidding. Try researching the relationships between cards and ports. Does the port do that to another video card of the exact same type? I'm not an expert on computer repair by any means, but if your port doesn't recognize that one singular card, and the card works in all other computers, and all other cards work in that port...then obviously the hand of some malicious god has graced your computer.

Find someone you know who has your video card and try it out, is basicly what I'm saying. Or just go to the store and buy another one and try it out, then return it if it doesn't work. Apparently, your water block factors into the problem as it stopped working again once you hooked it up.

Listen, this sounds stupid, but unplug everything from the back of your computer and plug it all back in. I have no clue why, but for some reason this has solved numerous computer problems I've had with PCI slots not working and such-not. Couldn't hurt to try.

Again, I'm no expert. I'm just a guy who loves downloading russian lolita pornography. byebye
 

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Yea the board has WOL so if you do not have the PSU switched off when installing cards the system will not POST. I tried my brothers GeForce 4 Ti 4200 (Mine is 4600) and it worked. They are essentially the same thing. Also the system did not stop working when I installed the water cooling system but much later.

I plan to get the new GeForce FX when it comes out. Hopefully soon...

Thanks,
Rusty
 
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