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Well I think I've really done it this time. My Audigy 2 crapped out on me, so I took it out and sent it in for a replacement. I plugged in the audio module that came with the motherboard so at least I would have sound during this time. It seemed to plug in correctly, and the computer was off and unplugged, and when I hooked everything back up and turned it on, no beeps or anything, the fans came on and the power light was just blinking. No signal sent to the monitor. I thought that was strange so I turned it off and back on again, and same thing. I became very worried at this point. I looked inside the PC and made sure I hadn't accidently knocked off any cables, but everything was set up the way it should be. I tried clearing the CMOS using this method:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...04&postcount=24

It did not help. If it helps any, 3 of the 4 red lights on the motherboard were on. What does that mean? If it helps any, there was no burning smell or burn marks that I could detect, so I am hoping that means that I did not finish it off. Please, HELP ME ASAP I AM DYING HERE! :sad:

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I did the 15 minute clear.

 

The manuel says this about the LEDs:

 

0= System boot-up

1= VGA detected

2= DRAM detected

3= CPU detected

4= System start-up

 

What does this mean?

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Ok I looked more closley and I see that all the fans are spinning BUT the video card fan. AHH! Did I kill the video card?? I don't see how I could have, PLEASE HELP :( And taking out the audio module did not fix it.

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Ok I looked more closley and I see that all the fans are spinning BUT the video card fan. AHH! Did I kill the video card?? I don't see how I could have, PLEASE HELP :( And taking out the audio module did not fix it.

 

try one stick of ram first to make sure it post

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Ok I looked more closley and I see that all the fans are spinning BUT the video card fan. AHH! Did I kill the video card?? I don't see how I could have, PLEASE HELP :( And taking out the audio module did not fix it.

 

 

Thats not a good sign.. do you have another videocard to try ?

 

Even an old pci card..

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Thats not a good sign.. do you have another videocard to try ?

 

Even an old pci card..

First off, I only hae one stick of RAM in because thats what the CMOS clear called for. Second, I have a new development. I moved the video card to slot 2, and now, I turn on the PC, and only one red light is on on the motherboard, and that means VGA detected. Is one light better than 3? I don't understand that. But when I turn it on now, the power light comes on, and the system makes a beep like this "beeee-p-beep". The fan on the video card still does not spin, but one light DOES mean VGA detected, right? Still no signal to the monitor. Please help.

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Is the video card fan supposed to come on and stay on (during boot, OS load, & forever)?

Little off topic...but, I have a geforce 4 ti4200 in my other rig and the fan rarely comes on even at boot, but it does boot and I haven't noticed any bad affect. Or do I need to replace the fan.

 

Yes, 1 light is better than 3. You're getting there.

But, do you have another card to try...

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Yes I will try an old PCI FX-5600. I tried putting it back in slot one and the blinking power light is back. Hold on. Boy I hope it's not the video card :(

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Here is the way to read the Diagnostic LEDs.

 

4 LEDs on = Power applied

3 LEDs on = CPU has been detected OK

2 LEDs on = RAM has been detected OK

1 LED on = VGA has been detected OK

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.

 

Three LEDs means the RAM isn't passing the POST.

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If what you say is true then there is something VERY strange going on here. I popped in my PCI FX5600 and it booted without a hitch. Why would the RAM not pass the POST with the 6800GT installed?? Whats even stranger is when I put the 6800GT in slot 2, I only got one light on and the PC makes a strange beep with the PC speaker. What on earth is going on??? Are the PCIe slots fried *shudders*?

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What do you know... I took out the 5600 and popped the 6800GT back in and it boots... Sometimes this DFI motherboard is just so confusing... like it can't make up it's mind... Well let me pop the audio module and second stick of RAM back in and see if it still works...

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