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    Post it just stopped working.

    I thought that last night I had finally finished messing with my comp. Only to go out today and find it doesn't work anymore! When I try to start it up everything seems normal, until my motherboard gives me an all too familiar error signal. It is one beep followed by two quicker beeps. With my board it usualy means there is something wrong with the video, but for the life of me I can't figure out what is wrong. The only thing I can think of is that the cold weather is affecting something, Any suggestions will be welcomed. Thanks, and GO PATRIOTS!

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    I'm not familiar with your system. but sometimes the video BIOS or RAM on the card needs to be pushed in... also have you tried another monitor? some cards cause this beep if they aren't properly terminated.

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    Check to make sure everything is tight, clear the CMOS, etc. Also, some video cards will not boot without a monitor, so you may need to plug one in, or make a VGA terminator. Might also want to clean the video card contacts, and glue in the card (hot glue, not super glue).
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    Ok, so once I get this thing working again, do I just put the hot glue around the base of the card, or is there a special process I have to follow. Also, what will clearing the cmos do for me? (read: "I don't really know what that means")

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    Clearing the CMOS will reset the systems BIOS. Some wrong configuration in the BIOS may cause your problems. Resetting the CMOS is usually done by jumper or by removing the battery for a short time.
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    Put a little dab of glue on each corner. Most of the time, the corners of the cards are what pops out.
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