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I have a BFG 680i mobo with a core 2 quad q6600 cpu. Working fine for over a year, now when i boot it it gives me a long beep and two short beeps. This occurs at led code 26, indicating a clock issue? The manual has no beep code detail.

Does anyone have a beep code reference for the 680i chipset motherboard series?

Edit: this site indicates a display adapter problem, which makes sense as there is no video. However, if I turn it off for a few hours, it boots fine and has video.

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I don't, but, as one who has exercised BFG's lifetime warranty, I'd say "call 'em." You'll get a live human, located in the US, that actually knows what they're talking about.

At least, that's been my experience. YMMV.

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OK, this mobo has been eating video cards, but isn't willing to boot without one. I just need to avoid letting it shutdown/reboot.

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Try checking/replacing your power supply. It may be defective or marginal/out-of-spec for your setup, even if the paper specs seem to be OK. – kmarsh Jul 14 '10 at 20:22
Funny, I unplugged the aux power port on the mobo and it worked fine. – tsilb Jul 20 '10 at 0:43

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