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Published on November 11, 2007 By TYCUS In Personal Computing
hi everyone, today i started to build my new pc from zero and i'm done but when i try to start it, it didn't do it, it just start to make 5 short beeps and then other two or three long beeps, i thought that it was just little error but then when i try to restart it again the pc make the same noice again, the only clue to me was that the video card was making an error(i search on the net for the meaning of theat noice), but when i opened my pc and see what was the problem i didn't see anything relevant at all! the two dvd drivers where connected in the correct way(the DVD player was placed as the master driver and the DVD driver was placed as the slave driver), the power cables were placed in the correct way in all the drivers(i also check the two power cables that are connected to the motherboard and both where placed in the correct place). After checking every single detail i try to start again my pc, but now i didn't heard any sound and the monitor just didn't react(yes, it was ON...).

i follow all the guides from all the drivers...., am i missing something?

this are the drivers i'm using:
>Gateway 19" HD Widescreen Display
>Motherboard Intel DP35DP
>Power supply 750W
>Intel Quad Core 2 - 2.4GHZ
>2 DDR2 800Mhz 1.8V (1gb each)
>Video Card: Fatality 8600 (fanless)
>LG DVD Player
>Samsung DVD-RW
>Multi-memory cards reader
>One Sata2 HD 500Gb
all of this in a NZXT Lexa pc case.


any idea? a clue of what might be the problem?

PLEASE HELP    
Comments (Page 2)
on Nov 11, 2007
yes typically the Manual for the MB has the codes for the errors..
on Nov 11, 2007
well, i have to say that it was a painful job to join all the parts, couse almost all the guides of each element were realy simple(the most complete guide was the ZUMAX power supply with 20 pages i guess), i had to search for more info throu the net and the job got easier but i get into this problems.....  

...right now i'm checking the processor and see if in there is the problem  
on Nov 11, 2007
Just a thought but did you use any thermal compound between the CPU and the heat sink? Was the heat sink seated right on the CPU? Most if not all the CPU's will have some type of compound all ready applied If yours did have the compound applied did you take off the protective cover? The reason I ask is the fact that a long series of beeps usually means a problem with the CPU.

If the heat sink isn't seated right or there isn't a thermal barrier of some kind it takes just a few seconds for the CPU to burn up
on Nov 11, 2007
the cpu was my first guess. Is it seated correctly? I've had that happen before...      
on Nov 11, 2007

the cpu was my first guess. Is it seated correctly? I've had that happen before...      

Same. Had my uncle help me rebuild my machine about a month ago and it wouldn't boot up...turns out the CPU wasn't in the right orientation.
on Nov 11, 2007
the cpu is placed correctly.., but the heat sink didn't came with a thermal barrier or something like what you are telling me.., i thought that since it wasn't added it was not necessary at all...., my bad, i guess...  
on Nov 11, 2007
How would the BIOS know if thermal grease was applied or not guys? Come on...
on Nov 11, 2007

How would the BIOS know if thermal grease was applied or not guys? Come on...


It knows whether there is bacon or a processor there.
on Nov 11, 2007
There should have been a strip of thermal protection on the back of the heat sink if it was the factory heat sink. If you used an after market heat sink you need to apply a thermal barrier like artic silver or another brand. If you set the heat sink metal to metal with the CPU the CPU will burn out. Look on the back of the CPU Does it look burned? Also when using a thermal past it only takes a small drop in the middle of the CPU as it will spread out when you fasten the heat sink down.
on Nov 11, 2007
How would the BIOS know if thermal grease was applied or not guys? Come on...


Because it can smell the CPU cooking.. I hope you where kidding when you said that because You will be in trouble if you build a system
on Nov 11, 2007
Most aftermarket CPUs come with some kind of thermal protector. My Pentium came with a lil tube of it..... my friend Shane's AMD came with some too...
on Nov 11, 2007
Because it can smell the CPU cooking.. I hope you where kidding when you said that because You will be in trouble if you build a system


I was just tryuing to point out that a MB can't really tell if you applied the grease is all. Yes it can tell if the CPU is cooking and I know all about that. I build systems all the time. Last time one beeped at me the AGP card wasn't seated correctly.
on Nov 11, 2007
When I installed my Pentium 4, my motherboard beeped at me cuz I hadn't fastened the fan over the processor completely. Such a harsh sounding little beep too....  
on Nov 12, 2007
Lack of paste on an Intel will shut the processor down before it fries. If there's none there....put it there. It sounds like a short of the MB. Take it out and make sure nothing metal in the case is hitting it from underneath. When you put it back in, make sure the screws are centered and not touching any road maps on the board.

As an aside: there's a lot of expensive components you're putting together. It appears you missed the chapter in the manual about paste....makes me wonder what else you missed. Re-read the entire manual(s) before another mistake takes the whole machine out.
on Nov 12, 2007
Re-read the entire manual(s) before another mistake takes the whole machine out.


i would like to do so.., but the only guide that came with the motherboard was a huge page illustrated with very simple details about the install process(like in one part that it shows two drawing, one of an agp video card crossed in red like saying "this one no" and a pci-express with a green mark like saying "this one yes", it was like common you must be kidding!!!)....

...that's why said that i had to search on the net for more info about the instalation process, i do missed that part, but well, it's my first time.
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