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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:36 PM
Posted 13 December 2016 - 06:31 AM
It could be a temperature warning or a fan warning (low RPM?). Check with a program like HWMonitor as it's beeping. Also, look in the BIOS for a "CPU Warning Temperature" (or something similar); could be that it's set to an unreasonably low value.
Posted 13 December 2016 - 01:37 PM
Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately (or rather, fortunately) it's not a heat warning. That was my first trip down the rabbit hole. Everything seems to be behaving just perfectly heatwise inside my box.
In fact, at first I thought it was my front panel hardware fan controller giving me a heat alert and I watched it and reset it obsessively for a few days, until I read up a bit more about CMOS Beep codes.
Let me post the things I have already thought of, to see if it helps others narrow down the possibilities. By the way, these are things I have thought of, but I have not really investigated them thoroughly.
Possible causes (That I have been considering and researching):
CMOS Battery - It's probably high time for me to change the CMOS battery. Most MOBOs use a battery similar to the one my guitar tuner uses, and I have had to change my tuner's battery twice in the last 5 years.
However, I have read a lot of posts of P6X58D-E getting stuck when changing the batter with a non-booting computer. I am a bit worried. If it is still good I'd gladly kick the can down the road, but it has been 6 years.
Failed or poorly seated RAM - I have reseated the RAM many times. It does seem to help, but only briefly. Once, I shuffled the RAM around and it produced a number of wild beeps. I reseated in the old position and that stopped. I have taken units out but the beeping persisted unchanged.
Poorly seated CPU - I changed the Liquid cooling unit a bit over a year ago and the beeping came on in the last 3 months. So it's possible I did a poor job of something. I did not unseat the CPU at the time, just the cooling.
FLASH the BIOS? - There is one update for my MOBO that came out in 2011, but after looking at it at the time, I decided it did not affect me and wasn't worth the trouble. Remember, my machine has been running famously for almost 6 years.
Something else with my MOBO?: For instance, only 2 of my HD are seen as SATA drives because my MOBO is set to SATA as IDE, so in the BIOS I only see 2 of the 4 SATA drives (My SSD and my new Toshiba 4TB, both connected to my 6GB SATA, while the others are connected to the 3GB SATA). They are displayed just fine in the BOOT ORDER. I am not even sure if that is a problem at all. Everything works. But in the BIOS, I see 2 of my drives missing because their SATA ports are set to IDE. Beats me. They have been like that for a long time.
For the record, since I wrote this post, not a single bleeping beep out of my computer. I swear, I am going insane.
Thank you for the kind reply.
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