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Distorted pixels bios boot screen

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  1. mereman New Member

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    Processor: Intel CeleronD 330 2.66GHz
    Motherboard: Asustek P4S800-MX
    Memory: 1 x Crucial CT6464Z40B 512mb DDR PC3200

    I just assembled this system Tried to boot it with a CD-ROM drive without a disc and an unformatted harddrive. Got into BIOS and everything seemed to work fine. It found the memory, CD-ROM drive and harddrive.

    Then a couple of hours later I booted the system up again to go into bios and select boot from CD-ROM to instal Windows.

    Now, the motherboard started beeping long beeps continously, and I wouldn't get into BIOS.

    I tried to reset the BIOS with the motherboard jumper switch, and I was then able to get into BIOS - but now the graphics on the BIOS settings screen was sort of distorted, pixels all of the place. It wouldn't get me any further.

    Anyone got any idea how to troubleshoot this? What can have gone wrong? Is the most probable cause the memory?

    I have previously built an exact copy of this system that works just fine!
     
  2. Nergal New Member

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    did you "unload" yourself before touching the pc-parts? (to remove static discharge)

    Is the hsf firmly on the CPU? Remove it and isntall again.
    Is the ram decently in the slot?
    etc..
    Replace the ram with a stick of your own PC
    Did you install an PCI-e GPU, but it's an AGP mobo?:p

    but I believe a bios-update would do the trick.
    If not, start praying,...or send it back to replace it.
     
  3. mereman New Member

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    Everything is firmly in place, and I used an anti-static strap during the assembly. The mobo has got an on-board graphics card so that shouldn't be the problem.

    Why do you think I would need a BIOS-update? The same parts are working in tune on my other computer.
     
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    Urlyin Senior Moderator

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    Have you tried to clear the BIOS?
     
  5. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    You could try putting all of the parts seperately into the other identical PC and see if any of the cause it?! Might take a while, but should be worth a try I'd guess, help you find out whether it is the motherboard or a component.
     

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