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#1 jeniansmom

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:57 PM

Boots up fine but no snooze button for this continuous alarm beep! Tried reseating RAM but that was no help. Also not a keyboard issue. Starts as soon as you hit the power button. Ran speedfan and don't see any obvious issues. Sweet gaming system, would like to get it back in action without the annoying beep for my nephew. Any help is most appreciated.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 02:06 PM

your motherboard manual should tell you what it means

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 03:23 PM

Hey! Couple questions: 1) It is an actual alarm going off? 2) Is the sound coming from your PC speakers or from the sound card? 3) When did you start encountering this beeping sound? Have you installed something new or anything on your PC?

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:27 PM

Any pattern to the beeps at all? Long, short, sequence? Do you happen to know what BIOS you have?
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 08:42 PM

Beep codes in general mean a part of the POST has failed. This most often points to bad RAM, or a bad mainboard component. A quick test, is to pull all your ram, and try it one stick at a time in the machine, attempting to boot. If it POSTs, then likely you have a bad DIMM or slot. If oyu only have a single stick, try moving it to different slots, and if possible, beg/borrow a stick of similar memory to see if you can get it to post at all.

Can you let us know what model of motherboard it is? Different manufacturers sometimes use different beep codes.

Edited by Inevitable, 18 August 2008 - 08:44 PM.





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