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enabling integrated video

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Hi, i am trying to enable the integrated video on a Hp Elite 8200 sff. i have six of these that hopefully going to a special school. i have not installed a separate video card via PCIe however when i turn the pc on i hear 6 beeps in groups of 3, i think, beeps indicating a video problem and the pc then fails to boot so i cannot even enter the bios to enable the integrated system. from what i have discovered on the forum, installing a video card via PCIe would not help as this would not allow on board video enabling.

i need to get into the bios but how do i get around the 6 beep lockout...any suggestions would be most appreciated and i hope i haven't missed solutions to this problem somewhere else on this forum...

thank you

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Hi:

 

Yes, it is a video problem, but I don't think it is one that can be fixed.

 

Those beeps would mean that there is an issue with the onboard graphics probably requiring a motherboard replacement, or the addition of a cheap PCIe x16 video card.

 

The only suggestion I can offer, would be to clear the CMOS and hope that may resolve the problem.

 

See the service manual below...appendix E, pages 304 & 305 for how to clear the CMOS.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04224518

 

See appendix C, page 257 for how to troubleshoot the 6 beep code...seems if resetting the cmos doesn't work, you will need to replace the system board.  

 

If you have a low profile video card you can install, see if installing it gets the graphics to work.

 

The recommended low profile video card would be the Radeon HD 6450.  Readily available and inexpensive.

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Thanx heaps for your reply and advice. However resetting the CMOS did not work. I must say i am rather dumb-founded to know that integrated video cannot be enabled without a particular 3rd party video card. What's going on  here?  :indifferent:   I didn't have a Radeon but a Nvidia Geforce 9400gt worked. All i need now is 5 more 🙂

Once again thanx and cheers

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You're very welcome.

 

Actually it is very easy to understand (at least I and the manual tried to make it easy to understand).

 

In short, the integrated video chip on the motherboard is kaput.

 

That is why the onboard video doesn't work, and why the motherboard has to be replaced if you don't add a discrete video card.

 

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