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#1 MDTechService

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:35 PM

My computer has recently started doing this oddball beeping. It is coming from the motherboard, but there is no pattern or BIOS code to it, and it occurs randomly without any real correlation to what I am doing on the computer. It seems benign and hasn't caused any crashes or system instability. No recently installed hardware, no changes to BIOS, no errors on startup. System temps are all running well within normal range.

Any ideas what could be causing the problem? It has occurred on both Windows 7 and 8, although noticeably more often in Windows 8.


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:57 PM

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Have you ever experimented with overclocking on that computer? If so, make sure that everything is set back to the defaults. If not, it is a mystery to me :)

Is there anything that is happening when it beeps that could possibly be related? A certain type of program running, heavy use, idling, disk access, video modes changing, etc?

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:39 PM

I do overclock the computer (CPU is at 3.63GHz right now), however when the beeping first started I went back and reset all my CPU, RAM, and video overclocks to defaults.

It has happened with no programs running and the computer essentially sitting idle. I deemed any simultaneous actions when the beeping occurred to be coincidental because I was not able to replicate them.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

See if that motherboard has any known issues with getting false overheating alarms. I have heard of that happening before. If I remember correctly, it can sometimes be fixed by changing the alarm setting in the BIOS for overheating. That doesn't always work though.

I asked about overclocking because of the multipliers on some of the cores in the Speccy report. It's not always real accurate but some of the times that I see a mysterious instability, I see weird multiplier numbers for just one or two cores in the Speccy report.

For now it is still a mystery :)

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