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Alarming sounds coming from mainboard


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#1 Tony.A

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:16 AM

Hi, I have an Asus P4PE-X TE. On it are a P4 2,4-533, 256MB and an ATI VGA. When I turn everything on I get warning sounds from the pc speaker. They sound like an old english police car siren, not sure how else to describe them (like a two-tone sound). They repeat 4 or 5 times then a couple of seconds break and start again. Needless to say the PC doesn't boot. I have tried all components in another board and they work fine. I have also tried a P4 2,8-800 but with the same results....
any ideas?

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 09:41 AM

If it sounds like a police car siren it will be cpu problem, so either it is dead or the board just doesn't seem to read the cpu. really something to be alarmed about ;P

best thing to do would be to check on asus's site for supported processors or latest bios updates


Regards Futs

Edited by Futs, 12 November 2004 - 09:42 AM.

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#3 phawgg

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 02:46 PM

the only time I've heard sirens on my PC it was a crummy anti-spyware program I promptly uninstalled.

Needless to say the PC doesn't boot.

This is something that would trouble me. too. I once had to check, for my own sake, exactly what happens when you turn the power on. There is a definate sequence of events involved in the Power On Self Test (POST) that will indeed prevent booting if there is a problem such as you describe. thread here at BC, check for a link within it

EDIT: That thread is long & ramblin' better yet check here

Edited by phawgg, 12 November 2004 - 02:48 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 06:50 AM

When I have sounds coming from my mobo, I try to eliminate as many possible problems.

Remove the video and sound cards.
Remove all of the RAM, except for one in slot 0.

Try it with this configuration.

I will see if I can provide a link to your mobo later today.

Everything does seem to be pointing to the CPU slot though.

Good luck
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