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Computer Is Beeping! Repeated Long Beeps!


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#1 n'Tense

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:07 AM

Hello, I've just installed an ABIT KN9 SLI motherboard to replace my fried motherboard. I reseated everything correctly, and even put a new speaker, USB, IEEE pins that go near the CMOS battery & restart pins. It ONLY beeps when I restart my computer, sounds like a BIOS problem T_T. It beeps for ever. Here's what it kinda sounds like: BEEEEEEEEP..............BEEEEEEEEP..............BEEEEEEEEP..................BEEEEEEEEP..................BEEEEEEEEP.......................BEEEEEEEEP REPEATEDLY. I turn of my computer, then open up my case. I tried to reseat the battery nothing, Then I try to use the CMOS jumper pins to restart the bios, wahhlaaa!. But when I restart it happens again =[ When I boot up, it shows an incorrect date. I've tried everything, reseated everything, tried to mess around with my BIOS ect. I haven't tried updating my BIOS cause I don't have a floppy drive at the moment. So this means I can't overclock without it beeping when I save it. Nothing is wrong with it when I'm in Windows excluding the incorrect date. (By the way my BIOS is a Phoenix BIOS)

I would really REALLY appreciate help, I may just bring it to Geek Squad to fix it.

-Thanks for your time reading this sincerely Ben.

Edited by n'Tense, 28 May 2008 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 01:54 AM

I'm a little confused by your post here. You mean it beeps a lot and then lets you into windows? I'd say replace the CMOS battery on account of the incorrect time/date but that could very well have happened when you reset the BIOS. You also mention O/Cing did you do that before it started its beeping? even tho i'm pretty sure the voltages would be reset when you reset your bios i haven't done it so i don't know.

Phoenix beep codes http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/phoenixbeep.htm count and compare.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:48 AM

Try this place, for a start.

http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml


Good luck.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:51 PM

I'm a little confused by your post here. You mean it beeps a lot and then lets you into windows? I'd say replace the CMOS battery on account of the incorrect time/date but that could very well have happened when you reset the BIOS. You also mention O/Cing did you do that before it started its beeping? even tho i'm pretty sure the voltages would be reset when you reset your bios i haven't done it so i don't know.

Phoenix beep codes http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/phoenixbeep.htm count and compare.


No no no... When I reset my BIOS, then turn on my computer it goes to Windows. When I do not reset my BIOS it beeps. I'm saying I CAN'T overclock cause it wont let me save it. When It resets when I save it it beeps. I don't know how to understand the 1-2-2-4 beep codes for example.

-Thanks

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:13 PM

Basic references:

BiosCentral - Award BIOS Beep Codes - http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm

Computer Post - Beep codes - http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

PCGuide - TSX - BIOS Beep Codes - http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:20 PM

After resetting the bios and entering windows, are you trying to Re-overclock the computer? The memory may be overclocked too much.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:33 AM

After resetting the bios and entering windows, are you trying to Re-overclock the computer? The memory may be overclocked too much.


No, I am NOT overclocking once again. It just keeps beeping.. Like if I restart VIA start menu, it makes the beeps when it restarts.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:28 AM

I'm a little confused by your post here. You mean it beeps a lot and then lets you into windows? I'd say replace the CMOS battery on account of the incorrect time/date but that could very well have happened when you reset the BIOS. You also mention O/Cing did you do that before it started its beeping? even tho i'm pretty sure the voltages would be reset when you reset your bios i haven't done it so i don't know.

Phoenix beep codes http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/phoenixbeep.htm count and compare.


No no no... When I reset my BIOS, then turn on my computer it goes to Windows. When I do not reset my BIOS it beeps. I'm saying I CAN'T overclock cause it wont let me save it. When It resets when I save it it beeps. I don't know how to understand the 1-2-2-4 beep codes for example.

-Thanks



What that means is 1 beep then a pause then 2 beeps then a pause 2 more beeps another pause then 4 beeps

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:02 AM

I'm a little confused by your post here. You mean it beeps a lot and then lets you into windows? I'd say replace the CMOS battery on account of the incorrect time/date but that could very well have happened when you reset the BIOS. You also mention O/Cing did you do that before it started its beeping? even tho i'm pretty sure the voltages would be reset when you reset your bios i haven't done it so i don't know.

Phoenix beep codes http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/phoenixbeep.htm count and compare.


No no no... When I reset my BIOS, then turn on my computer it goes to Windows. When I do not reset my BIOS it beeps. I'm saying I CAN'T overclock cause it wont let me save it. When It resets when I save it it beeps. I don't know how to understand the 1-2-2-4 beep codes for example.

-Thanks



What that means is 1 beep then a pause then 2 beeps then a pause 2 more beeps another pause then 4 beeps


Well than there's no beep code foreign to my machine. It just has continuous LONG, beeps.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 03:32 PM

Is there a key stuck on the keyboard perhaps?
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:11 PM

Hello I'm interested in the original failure of the motherboard (fried) Ive just been through this.
I was playing a Game when the Screen went with burnt electrical smell from Computer box.
Pulled the main power point out and did a sniff test inside the Computer. Found graphic card with smell,
Hard Drive okay. Took the Box to a computer tech, he found Motherboard, graphics card destroyed and traced it back
to the Power supply. He advised that the Power supply that was fitted as new was a 20 pin type
and the Motherboard was a 24 pin power type. In short terms the Motherboard and graphic cards were underpowered leading to failure.
Yep you learn something all the time

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:29 PM

To Whynot...you might want to read the following:

http://www.motherboardpoint.com/t86207-pow...-20-24-pin.html

http://www.techimo.com/forum/general-tech-...-pin-board.html

It's always been my understanding that the conversion from 20-pin to 24-pin connector only impacted PCI-e function. I know for a fact that I have used 20-pin power supplies with 24-pin motherboards (but no PCI-e card) and have had no known problems.

Some of the more knowledgeable persons here can probably provide you with good info on this aspect of power supplies.

Louis

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:40 PM

To Whynot...you might want to read the following:

http://www.motherboardpoint.com/t86207-pow...-20-24-pin.html

http://www.techimo.com/forum/general-tech-...-pin-board.html

It's always been my understanding that the conversion from 20-pin to 24-pin connector only impacted PCI-e function. I know for a fact that I have used 20-pin power supplies with 24-pin motherboards (but no PCI-e card) and have had no known problems.

Some of the more knowledgeable persons here can probably provide you with good info on this aspect of power supplies.

Louis


Sorry to say.. but everyone is wrong. My PSU has everything 24pin ATX power, 4 pin ATX power, 6pin PCIe, 4 SATA, bunch of molexes. No, no keys on my keyboard are stuck. I'm thinking it is a software problem with my BIOS.




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