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New build. No signal to monitor. Constant rapid beeps from mobo speaker


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#1 frldyz

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 05:37 AM

Hi everyone.
 
Been few months since I've been on the forum.
Last weekend I started to put together another PC.
Nothing special.  Not a gaming PC.  Mostly a PC for offline storage, pics, videos etc....
 
Specs.
 
AMD A6 7400
Gigabyte F2A68HM-H ( mobo )
Samsung pro 500gb SSD.
G.Skill Ares RAM 8gb  ( 2 x 4gb RAM sticks )
Seasonix 520W PSU
LG Blu Ray M disc optical drive.
Thermaltake 6 fan controller.
USB 3.0 card reader ( to connect my front USB 3.0 ports.
Lepa water cooling unit.
** No GPU
 
**** I do not have a cooler on top of the CPU right now.  I do not because I didn't want to go thru the P.IT.A of having to disconnect at take out in the event this would happen.
**** When I tested my computer it has never been powered on more then 15 secs.
 
I made the mistake of putting it all together inside the case ( except the water cooler ).  Turned it on and nothing.  
1) All fan in case did light up and spin.
2) The additional fan controller I added to the front panel lights up and is functional
3) Red LED light on the USB 3.0 card reader ( attached to mobo via PCI-E slot ) lights up.
4)  And on the front panel of the case is an blue LED light  that lights up when the power button on top of case is depressed.
 
But monitor will not get a signal to turn on.  Using VGA from the mobo
** The monitor does works because I tested it on other computers.
 
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Last night I disconnected everything and took out of case to do a build outside of case and re test.
 
Mobo. 24 pin pSU cable connected to mobo.  4 pin connection to mobo ATX-V12 header.  RAM inserted. CPU in.  I also added an external speaker to the mobo to listen for beeps.
**** I do not have a cooler on top of the CPU right now.  I do not because I didn't want to go thru the P.IT.A of having to disconnect at take out in the event this would happen.
**** When I tested my computer it has never been powered on more then 15 secs.
 
Same as above.  fans turned on and spun. But my speaker beeped constantly and rapidly with no pauses.  Nothing to monitor.
 
I did some google searching for beeps.  From what I got out of it is a RAM issue.  But I got confused because differant mobos had different codes for different beeps.
 
I tried 1 RAM stick.
I tried swapping the 2 RAMs in each other slots.
I tried 2 RAM sticks from a different computer ( that I know works ).
I tried 1 RAM stick of the above.
I tried the 2 new RAM sticks in each others slots.
 
All same thing.  Constant rapid beep.
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Anyone out there that has some suggestion or can help me?

Edited by hamluis, 28 February 2018 - 09:26 AM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to System Bldg - Hamluis.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:04 AM

 

**** I do not have a cooler on top of the CPU right now.

and it doesn't boot.... Seriously?????



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:28 AM

No cooler that chip is going atomic in a few seconds, have to wonder if it is blown already!

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

Try clearing the CMOS. If that doesn't work I would contact the manufacturer.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:32 PM

Well I hooked up water cooler.

Turned on.

 

Constant non stop fast beep.....?

I'm running out of ideas.

 

I will clear the cmos sometime tonight and try again.

(****** trying to keep an eye on our infant and toddler.......... )

 

The mobo. is getting power right?

 

The LED light in the water pump turns on.

The 3 pin fan from water pump is connected to the 4 pin CPU FAN header

 

And the 2   3 pin fans on the rad. are connected to the sys fan 1 ( 4 pin ) and sys fan 2 ( 4 pin ) on the mobo.

The fans light up and spin.

 

I did pull out the CPU.  All pins look straight.

Replaced with 0 insertion.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:24 PM

I was looking trough some old notes, try disconnecting the key board.  I had a note on the same continuous beep quite awhile back and it turned out to be the key board.  Note the key board worked on another machine with no issue.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:41 PM

I was looking trough some old notes, try disconnecting the key board.  I had a note on the same continuous beep quite awhile back and it turned out to be the key board.  Note the key board worked on another machine with no issue.

 

No keyboard connected.

Tried with mouse connected and not connected.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:52 PM

I still worry about the chip!  A couple of years back I was dong a bench build, for some reason I had my finger on the processor when I hit the button.  The cooler did not have the cooler on it, it took a few seconds to burn my finger.  I yanked he power cord out but the chip did die in the process.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:58 PM

I still worry about the chip!  A couple of years back I was dong a bench build, for some reason I had my finger on the processor when I hit the button.  The cooler did not have the cooler on it, it took a few seconds to burn my finger.  I yanked he power cord out but the chip did die in the process.

 

Wasnt it obvious the chip was burnt on the under side?

I timed my self with iphone timer.

Never on for more then 10 secs.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:28 PM

Mine also had no signs, but maybe you are Ok!


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:12 AM

So heres everything I tried yesterday :

1. Attached water cooling unit. No fix. Same issue. Constant fast beep.
2. Tried a different power supply. Used the power supply from my main computer to this motherboard. All that I connected was the 24. And the ATX 12 v connection to the motherboard. I did unplug all the peripheral connections from the PSU. So the PSU only had the two connections to motherboard . Same thing. Fans turn on light up and spin. And get constant rapid beat on the speaker.
3. Reset bios/cmos. With screwdriver to pins. Nothing . Same issue.
4. Removed battery from mobo and reset cmos again . Waited 10 min. Put battery back in. Nothing.
5. I moved and configured the 2 new RAM sticks in dif. Slots and 6 variations. Nothing.
6. I took the 2 RAM sticks from my daily computer and tried them in 6 different variations. Nothing.
7. Cpu pins look perfect and straight.



All i can think of thats left is .
1) bad mobo. But not sure how I can confirm this.
2) bad dim slots?
3) bad cpu.


Im stuck

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:11 PM

This may be a dumb question, but.....when you installed the liquid cooler/heatsink, did you use thermal grease on the CPU before latching down the heatsink?


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:09 PM

Here's a list of beep codes for your board

https://ddr4motherboard.com/beepcodes/GIGABYTE-GA-F2A68HM-H-REV.-1.0

You'll need to count the number and length of time (long or short beeps) of those beeps to determine the issue

11 short beeps is cpu fail

I think it takes less than 1/2 second to kill a cpu without a heatsink

If your lucky, maybe AMD will feel sorry for you and allow an RMA


Edited by Joe C, 01 March 2018 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:39 PM

I know it will blister you finger quicker then you can pull it away!


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:09 PM

Interesting old video showing the difference between processors without thermal protection (Socket A Athlons) compared to ones with (Pentium III/4), if you remove the heat sink.  Look how quickly they go up in smoke :flame:

 

I suspect most recent ones from AMD should have over temperature protection, but I'm not totally sure... I know for sure Intel ones will thermally throttle before they destroy themselves.  I still think you would be crazy to put it to the test, unless you deliberately wanted to destroy your hardware.


Edited by jonuk76, 01 March 2018 - 05:10 PM.

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