So I'm working with a GA-F2A88X-D3H motherboard and X4 860k. Old parts, I know. Built a system around this and am getting a strange beep code. Strange to me, but I don't normally work with Gigabyte boards. Google didn't help either so I'm wondering if anyone here has run into it.
Hard to describe: It does 4 longer* beeps then changes pitch (higher) for the 5th, followed by three short beeps at the same, higher pitch.
*I say longer because it's not the traditional 1-2 Mississippi length, but certainly longer than the three rapid fire beeps that follow.
I have tried:
Motherboard out of case on cardboard.
3 different DDR3 ram kits, all working in other systems, from G.Skill, Patriot and Timetec. (Note: all three are 8GB DIMMS; I don't have smaller sticks to test with).
4 different GPUs
GPU in secondary PCIe slot
Pulling out all memory, which results in rapid fire beeping, so it acknowledges a change at least.
Swapping out the CPU for an A10-7850k.
Same result, over and over.
The only thing I can think of is the board not liking 8GB ram modules. I have another FM2 board here so I'll start testing the CPUs in that board to rule them out... but both having issues seems unlikely.