07-26-2009 11:52 AM
07-27-2009 10:46 AM
07-27-2009 03:11 PM
SurferGuy - welcome to the forum!
one long and three short beeps is a keyboard error. are you sure it isn't one long and two short beeps? if so, this means your video cards are incompatible for some reason. i don't know if this is a BIOS limitation or something limiting the D20 from working with four GPU cores. since the D20 was originally intended to be used as a workstation, it's possible that dual GTX 295s were never tested in these systems since these are desktop/gaming cards.
this isn't caused by insufficient power. if this were the case, the GTX 295s themselves would beep. the PSU on the D20 is rated to 1080W and natively supports dual 6+8 pin PCIe power sockets. 1080W is plenty for dual GTX 295s at 289W each as long as you aren't somehow running over 500W of other accessories.
at this point i suggest calling service to see if they have any suggestions. as far as i know, your cards aren't officially supported and may not even work at this point in time. a BIOS update may change this in the future but i cannot speak in more detail at this point in time.
07-27-2009 05:43 PM
07-27-2009 06:04 PM
07-28-2009 08:53 AM - edited 07-28-2009 08:53 AM
in that case, the cards themselves aren't compatible with the D20 for whatever reason. i suggest calling lenovo support to see if they have any input. right now i don't know if this would take a simple BIOS change or if there is a more complicated issue here.
since these cards aren't officially supported, you may just have to buy different cards. i'm not a gamer and am not sure what to recommend besides two GTX 285s. i personally use quadro FX cards and am not up on the desktop/gaming card market.
07-31-2009 11:00 AM
Did you say that you got one 295 to work? I have the same machine with the dual quad core W5580's and I can't even get one alone to work. Which BIOS version do you have? tks.