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    8 beeps at post


    Hi guys I'm having a problem with my month old R4. When I start the computer it gets to the Alien head and then 8 beeps and shuts off. I called Dell and explained everything; he was quite nice by the way,and he's sending a tech out to install a new system board and display screen. I reinstalled W7 and everything is fine now except I can only run on integrated graphics.In device manager I have the 7970M disabled but if I enable it and reboot there's a message in the general tab of the 7970 saying "Windows could not load the device because it reported a problem Code 43" Anyone could give me some advice? Could it be the graphics card? The ATI is showing up in the bios along with the Intel 4000.

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    Nice list/find, XsBones! I often wondered why my Acer with Phoenix BIOS beeped once on boot.

    usmc362, if you have AMI Bios, it states 8 beeps is display memory read/write test failure, which runs right along graphics card memory. Don't know why the tech would want to change system board and display screen.

    Better tell him to bring along a graphics card to pop in before their desired fix. Would be hell of a lot faster. If it was an older machine you'd want as many free parts as you could get, but it's only a month old.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 09 Jul 2012 at 18:32.
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    Well now they are sending a mobo, video card, LCD display and a 240W power brick.May as well just send me a new rig
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    Yea, they may as well! Why are they sending all that?
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