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#1 Kaysee

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:51 AM

I need help identifying the beep code my pc is generating. It begins with 3 very short beeps, followed by four longer beeps. Not sure if the latter beeps qualify as 'long' beeps.
The first 3 beeps last about a third-of-a-second each, the latter four are each a half second in length.
Here is more info that may help in pinpointing the problem:

To address Windows 7 re-install issues, I had a local computer tech wipe my hard drive clean.
Upon re-mounting the drive, I turned on the power, and my power supply promptly fried.
Replaced burned ps with a used, working ps. When powered up, the hd, dvd drives, floppy drive, case fan and video fan all functioned properly. However, the cpu fan was connected properly but did not turn on. Swapped the used ps for a new ps, same results. Same beep code each time.

I have tried disconnecting power from all drives, removing/replacing RAM, unplugging all peripheral hardware. Still no change in the beep code. The one exception was when I removed one stick of memory, which eliminated all beep codes. After re-inserting that stick, I got the same 3/4 series of beep codes.
I have searched this site, my manufacturer site (Asus) and computerhope.com.
Am I interpreting the beep codes properly? How long is a long beep? Maybe I'm hearing 3 short beeps and 4 long.
The motherboard appears to be fine - no melted contacts at least.

My motherboard is an ASUS P5B.
Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:34 AM

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5B/#specifications

http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm#

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

The majority of beep codes will be something to do with RAM which is why you did not get the beeping when you removed a RAM stick. As far as the CPU fan, check the cable or the port on the motherboard. Either of these can be a sign that the fan isn't working.

#4 Kaysee

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

Swapped my fan for another working model. It won't run either. The fan port (4-pin) looks ok. Does that mean it can only be the motherboard?

When I power up the pc, the monitor displays a "cpu fan error' message. Having tried doing anything beyond for fearing of risking more damage by running without a cpu fan.

Edited by Kaysee, 03 January 2012 - 01:37 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

It probably is the motherboard then.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

thanks for confirming that. Kind of what I figured.




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