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if a motherboard is damaged will it give error codes?

By Snuffy09 ·
I have a MSI motherboard that was not properly grounded. now it is. it will not post. But it will give me error codes, 2 short 5 long. I unhooked everything except the CPU from it and it still gives same beeps. when I insert the video card it beeps 2 short and 8 long. when i unhook everything including the CPU it doesnt beep at all. I tried 2 different PSUs. at this point i would bet all my money on the motherboard. any other ideas?

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Could be the ram.

by Brenton Keegan In reply to if a motherboard is damag ...

It's possible it's the ram. Look up the bios beep codes for the particular bios you have.

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i thought so to

by Snuffy09 In reply to Could be the ram.

tried a few different sticks, still did the same thing, even with no ram inserted

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by ---TK--- In reply to if a motherboard is damag ...

what is the Model of the MSI board?

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sorry dont know off the top of my head

by Snuffy09 In reply to question

ill post back with it later

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MSi motherboard model number

by Snuffy09 In reply to sorry dont know off the t ...

its a MSI K9N4 SLI seris
- ms-7325

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Beep Code Descriptions...What to Check.

These are just guide lines. But might be of help to you.

Beep Code Description / What to Check
1-1-1-3 Verify Real Mode.
1-1-2-1 Get CPU type.
1-1-2-3 Initialize system hardware.
1-1-3-1 Initialize chipset registers with initial POST values.
1-1-3-2 Set in POST flag.
1-1-3-3 Initialize CPU registers.
1-1-4-1 Initialize cache to initial POST values.
1-1-4-3 Initialize I/O.
1-2-1-1 Initialize Power Management.
1-2-1-2 Load alternate registers with initial POST values.
1-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch0.
1-2-2-1 Initialize keyboard controller.
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum.
1-2-3-1 8254 timer initialization.
1-2-3-3 8237 DMA controller initialization.
1-2-4-1 Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller.
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh.
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller.
1-3-2-1 Set ES segment to register to 4 GB.
1-3-3-1 28 Autosize DRAM.
1-3-3-3 Clear 512K base RAM.
1-3-4-1 Test 512 base address lines.
1-3-4-3 Test 512K base memory.
1-4-1-3 Test CPU bus-clock frequency.
1-4-2-4 Reinitialize the chipset.
1-4-3-1 Shadow system BIOS ROM.
1-4-3-2 Reinitialize the cache.
1-4-3-3 Autosize cache.
1-4-4-1 Configure advanced chipset registers.
1-4-4-2 Load alternate registers with CMOS values.
2-1-1-1 Set Initial CPU speed.
2-1-1-3 Initialize interrupt vectors.
2-1-2-1 Initialize BIOS interrupts.
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice.
2-1-2-4 Initialize manager for PCI Options ROMs.
2-1-3-1 Check video configuration against CMOS.
2-1-3-2 Initialize PCI bus and devices.
2-1-3-3 Initialize all video adapters in system.
2-1-4-1 Shadow video BIOS ROM.
2-1-4-3 Display copyright notice.
2-2-1-1 Display CPU type and speed.
2-2-1-3 Test keyboard.
2-2-2-1 Set key click if enabled.
2-2-2-3 56 Enable keyboard.
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts.
2-2-3-3 Display prompt "Press F2 to enter SETUP".
2-2-4-1 Test RAM between 512 and 640k.
2-3-1-1 Test expanded memory.
2-3-1-3 Test extended memory address lines.
2-3-2-1 Jump to UserPatch1.
2-3-2-3 Configure advanced cache registers.
2-3-3-1 Enable external and CPU caches.
2-3-3-3 Display external cache size.
2-3-4-1 Display shadow message.
2-3-4-3 Display non-disposable segments.
2-4-1-1 Display error messages.
2-4-1-3 Check for configuration errors.
2-4-2-1 Test real-time clock.
2-4-2-3 Check for keyboard errors
2-4-4-1 Set up hardware interrupts vectors.
2-4-4-3 Test coprocessor if present.
3-1-1-1 Disable onboard I/O ports.
3-1-1-3 Detect and install external RS232 ports.
3-1-2-1 Detect and install external parallel ports.
3-1-2-3 Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
3-1-3-1 Initialize BIOS Data Area.
3-1-3-3 Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area.
3-1-4-1 Initialize floppy controller.
3-2-1-1 Initialize hard-disk controller.
3-2-1-2 Initialize local-bus hard-disk controller.
3-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch2.
3-2-2-1 Disable A20 address line.
3-2-2-3 Clear huge ES segment register.
3-2-3-1 Search for option ROMs.
3-2-3-3 Shadow option ROMs.
3-2-4-1 Set up Power Management.
3-2-4-3 Enable hardware interrupts.
3-3-1-1 Set time of day.
3-3-1-3 Check key lock.
3-3-3-1 Erase F2 prompt.
3-3-3-3 Scan for F2 key stroke.
3-3-4-1 Enter SETUP.
3-3-4-3 Clear in-POST flag.
3-4-1-1 Check for errors
3-4-1-3 POST done--prepare to boot operating system.
3-4-2-1 One beep.
3-4-2-3 Check password (optional).
3-4-3-1 Clear global descriptor table.
3-4-4-1 Clear parity checkers.
3-4-4-3 Clear screen (optional).
3-4-4-4 Check virus and backup reminders.
4-1-1-1 Try to boot with INT 19.
4-2-1-1 Interrupt handler error.
4-2-1-3 Unknown interrupt error.
4-2-2-1 Pending interrupt error.
4-2-2-3 Initialize option ROM error.
4-2-3-1 Shutdown error.
4-2-3-3 Extended Block Move.
4-2-4-1 Shutdown 10 error.
4-3-1-3 Initialize the chipset.
4-3-1-4 Initialize refresh counter.
4-3-2-1 Check for Forced Flash.
4-3-2-2 Check HW status of ROM.
4-3-2-3 BIOS ROM is OK.
4-3-2-4 Do a complete RAM test.
4-3-3-1 Do OEM initialization.
4-3-3-2 Initialize interrupt controller.
4-3-3-3 Read in bootstrap code.
4-3-3-4 Initialize all vectors.
4-3-4-1 Boot the Flash program.
4-3-4-2 Initialize the boot device.
4-3-4-3 Boot code was read OK.

AMI BIOS Beep Codes:

1 short: DRAM refresh failure:
The programmable interrupt timer or programmable interrupt controller has probably failed

2 short: Memory parity error:
A memory parity error has occurred in the first 64K of RAM.? The RAM IC is probably bad

3 short: Base 64K memory failure:
A memory failure has occurred in the first 64K of RAM.? The RAM IC is probably bad

4 short: System timer failure:
The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory

5 short: Processor error:
The system CPU has failed

6 short: Gate A20 failure:
The keyboard controller IC has failed, which is not allowing Gate A20 to switch the processor to protected mode. Replace the keyboard controller

7 short: Virtual mode processor exception error:
The CPU has generated an exception error because of a fault in the CPU or motherboard circuitry

8 short: Display memory read/write error:
The system video adapter is missing or defective

9 short: ROM checksum error:
The contents of the system BIOS ROM does not match the expected checksum value.? The BIOS ROM is probably defective and should be replaced

10 short: CMOS shutdown register read/write error:
The shutdown for the CMOS has failed


11 short: Cache error:
The L2 cache is faulty

1 long, 2 short: Failure in video system:
An error was encountered in the video BIOS ROM, or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered

1 long, 3 short: Memory test failure:
A fault has been detected in memory above 64KB

1 long, 8 short: Display test failure:
The video adapter is either missing or defective

2 short: POST Failure:
One of the hardware testa have failed

1 long:
POST has passed all tests

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Either

by Jacky Howe In reply to if a motherboard is damag ...

reseat or replace the RAM. Replace the Video card. Reseat the CPU and apply new grease.

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You could also consider

by Jacky Howe In reply to Either

investing in a PC Diagnostc Card (Post Card) if you haven't already got one.

Sample:

http://www.pc-diagnostics.com/pc_diagnostics_tools/flippost_isa_pci_bus.shtml

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