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 Post subject: XPS 630i, Giving beep codes-possibly CMOS battery failure?
 Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Hi, I have a Dell XPS 630i desktop with 500gb HD, 3gb ram, 8800GT Nvidia gfx card, and intel core 2 duo processors @3.66ghz...


I bought this computer about 4 years ago. It has pretty much always ran fine, no errors on a low system battery or anything. I played on my computer last night and then shut it down and left. Everything was fine until i came back today and turned it on and now it wont boot. The power light is coming on solid white and the fans are kicking on and are loud, they seem to be running 100%. Im also getting a beep code that sounds like its just 5 quick beeps over and over. My manual says this could be the CMOS battery but ive also heard it could be a mobo problem? I recently switched from win vista 32bit (what came factory) to a win 7 64 bit. The OS ran perfectly fine for about a week starting/shutting down etc and I dont really think this had anything to do with it. If anyone can give me some advice as to what they think it may be please tell me! Im going to get a cmos battery today and install it, but if that doesnt work idk what i can do. I cant even get to the bios or anything. Thanks for any info :]



I FOUND THE PROBLEM HERE, so if anyone is having the same problem hopefully this helps you. I had an extra Nvidia Geforce 8500GT gfx card that wasnt being used and after replacing the CMOS battery to no avail, decided to swap the cards and see if it made a difference. Of course the system booted fine. My fan on my 8800GT will spin, but system wont past post. Ive tried putting the 8800GT in the PCI slot above the 8500GT, and the system will boot, but will not recognize the 8800GT in device manager. Im assuming its fried. :[ If you have any advice on the latter part, please let me know!


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 Post subject: Re: XPS 630i, Giving beep codes-possibly CMOS battery failur
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:56 pm 
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It's possible the 8800GT is toast. From what I've read in the past, I think you're lucky it lasted this long.

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 Post subject: Re: XPS 630i, Giving beep codes-possibly CMOS battery failur
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:19 pm 
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Yeah, a lot of the 8800GT and 9800GTs have kicked the bucket recently for users on this forum. Go figure though; my old GeForce 6800GS is still working fine in its role of church display video card, even after years of use @ 80/90 deg. C temps playing CSS for hours on end. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: XPS 630i, Giving beep codes-possibly CMOS battery failur
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:53 am 
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Thanks guys! I was afraid of it, but im pretty positive that the card is toast. I guess its time to go to a gtx. :/


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