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Booting up with CMOS jumper in clear position

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Yes that would be the only way to here the error beeps with the pc speaker enabled ie sound jumper on......what are your diagnostic led's saying??????

 

Originally Posted by ExRoadie

 

Here is the way to read the Diagnostic LEDs.

 

4 LEDs on = Power applied, checking CPU

3 LEDs on = CPU has been detected OK, checking RAM

2 LEDs on = RAM has been detected OK, checking VGA

1 LED on = VGA has been detected OK, entering BIOS

0 LEDs on = System has booted to the Operating System.

 

As long as you are in the BIOS including running memtest from the BIOS option, there will be one LED on.

 

Example: If you are getting 3 LEDs on, it means the rig is having trouble detecting the RAM.

 

The lower(PCI) Amber LED is the 5VSB indicator. The upper Amber LED is the RAM voltage indicator. Once the rig has started and been shut down the RAM LED will go out until the PSU is power cycled.

 

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In general beeps or beeping usually mean 2 things, GFX problem or a memory problem,,,try pulling the gfx and reseating it, also you could try and boot with 1 stick of ram in the orange slot furthest from the cpu.

 

Logan

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Well, it turns out I have a lot of bad RAM in my house lol.

On a side note, is it a good idea for me to keep that floppy connector plugged in all the time? Doe it help with stability at all?

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I have booted tons of times with the CMOS jumper in the clear position. I don´t think you can permanently erase the BIOS doing that? Maybe I have just been lucky as hell ;)

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Well, it turns out I have a lot of bad RAM in my house lol.

On a side note, is it a good idea for me to keep that floppy connector plugged in all the time? Doe it help with stability at all?

Yes, all four connectors are required to make your rig stable. The connectors are placed to add more power where it is most needed!

 

If you follow the "first build guide" to the letter, you will or should have a good build. Will you have some glitches? --- Possibly! Don't let that get you down.

 

Try the solutions provided by the folks and you will get one up the rascal.:nod:

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I have booted tons of times with the CMOS jumper in the clear position. I don´t think you can permanently erase the BIOS doing that? Maybe I have just been lucky as hell ;)

You have been pretty lucky!:)

The effect of having the CMOS jumper in the clear position is pretty much like having a dead CMOS battery...your BIOS settings just will reset to default each time you power off the system.

 

cheers

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