Computer Froze, rebooted now get no video

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Leaderz0rz, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. Leaderz0rz

    Leaderz0rz Wee

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    i was playing a game, computer froze, sound went beeeeppzrrrtt so i rebooted, now my moniter doesn't display anything. on my motherboard (epox 8rda+) i get the C 1 displayed on the LED which stands for memory, but i tried every combo of memory and it still doesn't work, so either 3 sticks of memory just went bad, or the video card is shot.. any opinions?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Does the monitor powerup light come on? If you have onboard video you could try taking the card out & boot up to see what happens (set the bios for onboard). Don't like the look of that sound it made.
     
  3. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Were you OC'ing anything? The AGP bus perhaps, or teh card itself?

    It might also mean bad video ram, but the card will usally take care of it's own. Follow Hipsters idea and see if teh monitor even leaves energy saving mode when it boots.


    Just a guess on my part but it might be a burned northbridge chip. AGP-CPU-RAM-Southbridge interface.
     
  4. Leaderz0rz

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    i don't get anything, i can't see anything except no signal input, the moniter light then goes orange.
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    have you tried clearing the cmos and re-booting after that/
     
  6. Leaderz0rz

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    yea..still no video.
     
  7. well i guess a sound like that is caused when a graphics card fails to respond when computer is on, im guessing it over heated try smelling it for burning signs... i dont think it's the ram though they can't all just go dead at once that would be freaky, and the computer would still show something on the screen and then tell you something that the ram is bad, so yea i think it's the graphics card
     
  8. Leaderz0rz

    Leaderz0rz Wee

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    just bought a new video card...still nothing...so i guess it has to be the ram?
     
  9. Leaderz0rz

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    replaced the ram...nothing still get "error C 1" on the motherboard LCD... i guess i need to replace the whole motherboard
     
  10. ThePatriot

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    I just had a similar situation with my nephews pc. Same symptoms (minus the C1 led)...turned out to be the sound card holding the system down. Did you pull all the cards (if any)?
     
  11. Leaderz0rz

    Leaderz0rz Wee

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    just took the soundcard out and tried it, still nothing
     
  12. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well you have tried it all, guess it is the mobo.
     
  13. wind3D

    wind3D OSNN Addict

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    Mate, you sure do read and write well for not havin' no monitor!
     
  14. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    in most countrys people have access to more than one...
     
  15. wind3D

    wind3D OSNN Addict

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    In most countries, obviously not all, most people have a sense of humor! ;)