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#1 itter

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:10 AM

HI

 

I have got a problem wit my tower pc. Everytime I turn it on it  beeps 5 times the shuts itself down.

 

I am running Windows XP. The processor is AMD Atholon 64 x2, a geforce 6100m-mv motherboard, a geforce 7600 GT graphics card, an echo gina soundcard, 2GB RAM.

 

I have taken the graphics, sound card, RAM out and replace the PSU with a new unit but it is still doing the same thing. If I unplug the USB power lead from the motherboard it does not beep, but also does not boot up.

 

I am a novice at fixing computers so if anyone could help at all that would be great.

 

Many thanks


Edited by hamluis, 03 January 2014 - 11:46 AM.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:22 AM

Hi,

 

Five beeps means there has been a processor error.  A damaged expansion card, the CPU, or the motherboard could be causing this.  Check that the CPU is properly seated.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:23 PM

Hi thanks for your reply.

 

I tried running it with nothing plugged into the board apart from the cpu and fan and the psu and it still makes the 5 beeps. I have checked the cpu and it appears to be seated ok. Could this mean that the cpu is faulty?



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:15 PM

It would suggest that it is either the cpu or a component on the motherboard itself that has gone faulty.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

Any capacitors with swolen tops and electrolyte leakage? I had a HP Business Class System fail with a similar time period Athlon 64 x2 4450B CPU and the capacitors were swolen and/or leaking. More info here: http://www.badcaps.net/






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