kwpaige
1 Copper

Motherboard or video

Hello

I have an

Alienware M17 R2 with with Dual 1gb ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4870 in Crossfire x video cards.

It has frozen twice while playing a game and I had to do a hard shutdown. The third time it froze I was just on the Internet and I got the blue screen. It said video driver problem and to reinstall them. When I tried to restart the computer I got no video. Fans come on all the lights and dvd drive power up but nothing on the screen.

For the sake of it I tried the HDMI connection on another monitor with no luck.

There is no POST beep so not sure if it is even getting as far as the BIOS.

I think maybe something wrong with the motherboard.

Is their a possible way to check these to rule out one or the other? I don’t really want to buy two new video cards if that’s not the problem.

Thank You all for the help!

KP

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speedstep
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Re: Motherboard or video

GPU fan failures would have caused Driver errors. This doesn't bode well.:emotion-3:

Motherboard or video. Could be Both. Could be Neither.  No Psychic way to tell.


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8 Krypton

Re: Motherboard or video

Try removing the video card(s) -- if you then get a beep pattern indicating video failure (usually six of them), there's a pretty good chance it's the video card(s).  If you don't there's a good chance it's the mainboard.

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kwpaige
1 Copper

Re: Motherboard or video

Thanks all for the quick replies.

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