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Lenovo M91p: 2 long beeps 3 short beeps and blank screen after GTX 1660 install

2019-12-17, 20:09 PM

Evening to all you helpfull and generous people,

 

i have a Lenovo is6xm rev 1.0 baseboard

intel core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10Ghz

8.00Gb Ram

i had a Nvidia Geforce GT 710 but i recently installed a new GPU alongside a new PSU.

 

the PSU works fine its a,

Corsair CX650.

but the GPU seems to be having some issues, making these 2 long beeps 3 short beeps each time i install it.

the GPU i have is a  EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6Gb XC.

ive unistalled all the preivius cards drivers, i even tried a BIOS hard reset.

 

starting to wonder if its a display cable problem or if this card just simply wont work with my current system.

any help would be much apprciated.

 

Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type and graphics card model

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Re: Lenovo is6xm rev 1.0, (2 long beeps 3 short beeps and blank screen)

2019-12-18, 5:06 AM

Is there any sort of Lenovo part number associated with the board you're using (FRU PN, or a barcode label starting with a "11S" code)?  This would make sure we know exactly which motherboard you're referencing.

 

Typically, that error beep sequence indicates that BIOS can't find a valid video OPROM to load.  Are you also getting 2 additional short higher pitched beeps at the very end of the sequence (so 7 beeps in total)?

 

If this is correct, it's possible that you're running into an issue with the card not presenting a valid OPROM for the mode BIOS is in (Legacy/UEFI).  We've seen this sort of thing happen in the past where BIOS is in legacy mode, but the card is only presenting a UEFI OPROM for some reason.  Most cards today should be using a hybrid UEFI+Legacy OPROM, but it's still possble that there's a mismatch depending on the card and BIOS settings you're using as some older platforms didn't fully support UEFI BIOS.




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Re: Lenovo is6xm rev 1.0, (2 long beeps 3 short beeps and blank screen)

2019-12-18, 6:27 AM

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly, here is the fru barcode:

 

11S0A755022VQ1S71461EP    FRU    03T8351     104

 

the code above is a very small barcode quite hard to see i had to zoom in with a camera to get it, i hope ive recorded it correctly.

 

theres another barcode under the heat sink which is as follows:

 

EA= 4437E63C3ACE.

 

and to answer your question about the beeps, initially on post, its just two long followed by three short (5 beeps in total), no extra beeps immidiatly afterward but it does then beep once every so often, not high pitched just one short beep 

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Re: Lenovo is6xm rev 1.0, (2 long beeps 3 short beeps and blank screen)

2019-12-19, 2:41 AM

You might want to consider posting this question in one of the desktop (ThinkCenter) forums.  From what I can tell from the part numbers provided, that doesn't seem like it's a ThinkStation motherboard.  There is some commonality between the desktop boards and workstation boards in that class of system (I'm guessing E30 vintage), but E30 isn't using the same chipset that your board is (Q67) based on the information I have.

 

I'm not sure how the BIOS on that motherboard might be set up in terms of supporting UEFI/Legacy or Legacy only.  




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Re: Lenovo is6xm rev 1.0, (2 long beeps 3 short beeps and blank screen)

2019-12-19, 13:24 PM

I'm sorry to say that the current gen of Nvidia cards (GTX 16 & RTX 20 series) do not work with M91p.  The best you can do is GTX 10 series. 

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