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z400 workstation gives 6 beeps & red light after changing bi...

Q: z400 workstation gives 6 beeps & red light after changing bi...

Maybe somebody here knows what to do After I changed the setting of the PCIe-slots to compute the z no longer starts at all and won't give me a chance to change this setting back to the way it was nbsp I understand that the compute setting is workstation red z400 6 & changing bi... gives light after beeps reserved for special video cards like the Nvidia Tesla card and I also know by now that it is completely wrong for my needs nbsp nbsp When I now press the power button I see the red light flasing along with the beeps indicating a graphics error nbsp I already tried to reset the cmos by taking the battery out pushing the cmos z400 workstation gives 6 beeps & red light after changing bi... button but no luck The way I see it the z no longer expects a regular graphics card in the PCIe slots and z400 workstation gives 6 beeps & red light after changing bi... therefore signals that z400 workstation gives 6 beeps & red light after changing bi... no card is installed same error code without any graphics card installed nbsp nbsp So does anyone know how I can change this back to normal nbsp There must be a way I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help because I'm in the middle of a production and this workstation plays a crucial role Thanks Vinne nbsp PS I don't think it matters but the OS is Windows GB RAMPPS Would the recovery jumper help - and if so how

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A: z400 workstation gives 6 beeps & red light after changing bi...

Hi! To make sure that you reset the CMOS settings correctly, please verify that you followed (exactly) these steps:-Power off the machine;-Disconnect the power cable from the PSU; -Disconnect the rest of the cables as well (all of them);-Remove access pannel;-Locate, press, and hold the CMOS button for (at least) five seconds (do not remove the battery);-Replace the access panel;-Reconnect external devices;-Plug in and power on the workstation;-Reset the workstation passwords and configuration information, such as the system date and time The workstation powers up for three to five seconds, then powers down; Please try it and let me know of the results.
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A:GPU & CPU Usage Drops & Bios Changing it self

Have you tried changing the cmos battery? The bios will not hold settings if the battery is bad.
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A:GTX 660 DirectCU and HP xw4600 Workstation

My best opinion as to why you are having problems is incompatibility. Looking at the chipset for your motherboard (Intel Beachwood X38), it is linked for a PCI Express slot version 1.1. The Geforce GTX 660 DirectCU is a PCI Express 3.0 card. Not all PCI Express 3.0 cards will work in a PCI Express 1.1 slot. Multiple people have had problems with said issue. If you are looking for better compatibility, I would suggest getting a PCI Express 2.1 (or 2.0) video card. You will have less issues getting it to work properly.
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A:Three long beeps on Intel desktop board D850MV/D850EMV2

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A:Steelseries 7g keyboard locks up and beeps

Try seeing if the PS/2 to USB connector helps at all. I think it is a sticky key problem. Beeping usually occurs when a key is being overly held down. Try it with any key if you want to see what I am talking about (make sure no text boxes are selected). When the beeping begins, press the key again to make the key come up. How long ago did you purchase the keyboard?
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Beep Codes
As you suspect, not good news to have a beep notice of failure? but you have to talk to Gateway tech support, if you can find them. Often it is a partial system board failure caused by overheating or curling of the board. This may or may not be helpful here. We have well over 277 beep codes in the our tech lab database.

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The last question is the easiest - I would go with nVidia because their CUDA processing engine accelerates many of the applications you use. I know Adobe CS5 and Maya take advantage of it but don't know about the rest of the applications you listed.

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A:Constant long, loud beeps?

When did this problem start? had you changed anything before it started to happen? What is the age of the system?

Check all external and internal connections, remove all cards including the Memory and clean the contacts with a soft pencil eraser (up and down the contacts not from side to side) and reseat the cards. Test.

You could also try a start up with just one memory stick installed, then swap so you test with one stick at a time. Also try with just one memory stick per channel.

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A:Shortlist for workstation PC upgrade - your thoughts?

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A:£1200 ($2000) High-end workstation upgrade

no love?

ok here's what I have my eyes on:


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lg monitor

helen36 said:

any advice on wether to buy a new monitor or is it worth geting this one fixed?Click to expand...

Assuming that the monitor in question is a LCD ?
You could hold a torch up close to the screen and if you can see the normal screen (the one that's there normally there when your computer boots) then the problem is the back-light for the screen -may be repairable.

helen36 said:

the monitor light just keeps flashing blueClick to expand...

However you might also find on the monitor manufacturers site a list of "Blink-codes" which will be interpretative in much the same way as Morse Code. And this may have implications to what is actually wrong internally with the unit.
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it looks like they use Samsung FlashSSD drives.

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Yes this can be resolved two ways
Address reservation and Static IP address assignment.

The former is much easier but I need the make/model number of your router to give HOW-TO details - - -
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Computer Specs:
NZXT Apollo Case
i7-860 Quad Core @ 2.8Ghz
ATI Radeon HD 5870 (1 GB) Video Card
OCZ StealthXStream 700W Power Supply
G.Skillz Ripjaws Memory (Dual 2GB x 2)
Asus P7P55-M Motherboard
1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive (7200RPM)

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Red light on NXZT Apollo - no display

Make sure everything is properly seated. Pay close attention to the memory and verify that is set in the proper slots for your configuration and make sure it's seated properly.
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A:Hard drive light solid red. There are no indications of a hardware malfunction

have you tried turning the hdd led connector plug around on the motherboard its proberbly got the plus and minus on the wrong pins which is making the LED solid and not flash
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A:HP Media Center m1000 steady blinking light when plugged in

Sounds like a fault with the battery to me.

Have you tried removing the battery completely, and then running it off of the mains lead only?

EDIT: I see google lists this as a PC, so the above doesn't apply.

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A:Light gaming rig

Now my dad will be funding this project, and I want to keep it under 300 or really close to this.Click to expand...

IMO at that price range, it might be better to just purchase a store PC, as they come with windows for much cheaper than you will get it (unless you've got a student discount) and building one at that price is going to yield low performance components anyway.

Building one at this price is sort of tricky, it might not be a good idea.
Ok, let me get this straight, so you have a powersupply, graphics card, harddrive and case?
You'll have to reformat, if you have a retail edition of XP, I'm pretty sure you can wipe it and transfer to the new build.
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any help would be much appreciated

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Are you refering to the tab (that swings up to release) on the connector the ribbon sits in?

If so, the tab needs to be up in order for the ribbon cable to be inserted fully, and its then pushed down so its flush with the ribbon.

I've also renamed the title of your thread to something more suitable, as this will help you get better assistance from others.
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and yes ive tried to start in safemode but same message comes :/

so yes i need help!

A:Black screen after changing refresh rate

Hi Pot
Welcome to Techspot.

Is there an auto button on your monito? Try turning the monitor off then back on and also try hitting the auto button. Sometimes this resets the monitor.

Do you have integrated graphics on your mobo? If you do unplug the graphics card plug your monitor onto you mobo and try rebooting.

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Hope this helps
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Well, I don't know about a motherboard that requires "400 Watts". I think that the CPU, and even more importantly, the graphics card combine to set the tone of how much power is likely to be drawn.

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That bad news is that you may have damaged the board, if indeed it was a short.
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A:Building video editing workstation need some feedback on parts

I really would go with a larger Power supply, maybe something in a 650 + Range.