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computer starts beeping every 3- 10 seconds


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#1 joanglover

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 11:49 AM

Please help. I use my computer to produce wedding videos and I cannot afford to have it crash. Please help me understand how I can fix this. I don't know what the beeping code is.

I just "air" cleaned the inside of the cpu out about 4 months ago. Maybe a fan is dying? Maybe its my monitor? I have read the other forums but cannot figure it out.

When it starts beeping, other programs are slow to react and it won't shut down properly.

Thank you so much,
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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:09 PM

When it beeps is it 1 long beep or a series ?

It sounds like a CPU overheating issue.

I would open the case & inspect the CPU heatsink/fan & see if they are dirty.
I would also start the unit with the case open & watch the fan to see if it is spinning properly.

One other thing you can do is download a utility that monitors the temperature & install it.

PC Wizard is aq small system info utility that will show the temps [provide the chipset has the feature]

http://www.cpuid.com/download/pcw2008_v1871.exe

Once it's installed open it & click on the icon in the lower right that looks like a temp gauge.
Post the Processor temp.

If you minimize PC Wizard to the taskbar it will show the temp in the upper right corner of the monitor & you can see if the CPU is overheating when the unit starts beeping.
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