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Topic # 57228 6-Feb-2010 11:29
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Hello,

I have an Asus P5KPL-CM motherboard with a ATI Radeon HD2400 GPU. I was fiddling in the BIOS settings to try to disable my onboard graphics and to just use the card. When I saved the settings I had made and rebooted there was no display on the monitor and I got "beeeep beep beep beep". It did, however, from fan and HDD noises sound like it was booting normally. I looked up this code and it's supposed to mean RAM failure. I have 2 DIMMS so I took out one, tried again. Same beeps, so I took out the other one, tried to reboot again. I got the same beeps. I think it isn't RAM failure but rather I must has accidentally disabled both my onboard video and my video card or something like that.

So, basically, as far as I know I need to reset the BIOS. Does anyone have any other alternatives? And how would I go about resetting the BIOS?

Thanks,
Arachan.

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  Reply # 296593 6-Feb-2010 11:50
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COuple of ways to reset the BIOS.... theres usually a jumper on the mainboard that can be tripped, or else pop outthe CMOSbattery and disconnect the power for 10 minutes, put the battery bak and power up again.

To make sure youre doing the right jumper etc, refer to your motherboard manual.




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  Reply # 297261 8-Feb-2010 23:23

Its possible that you changed the ram voltage when you made changes to the bios. Some ram require more voltage than the motherboard provides with default settings. Also if you have just installed the Radeon card, you might need a better power supply....

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  Reply # 297502 9-Feb-2010 21:02
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Okay, thanks. I just reset the BIOS. I'm not really sure what I changed now. Oh well.

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  Reply # 297565 10-Feb-2010 01:24

Are you still able to get into bios? Does it boot to bios without the Radeon. What are the ram,cpu and powersupply specs? A tad more info on hardware would be useful for anyone trying to help..

Try booting with the bare minimum. ie unplug cd/dvd rom, floppy, extra hard drives and without the Radeon.

I suspect the ram isn't getting the right voltage.

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