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By azizhakim ·
Was given a m/b from a friend,Had an amd k6-2
333Mhz processor.bought pc-100 sdram which the m/b supports.ati graphics card.set the jumpers as manufacturer diagrammed.Here comes the good part.During post get the beep.Afew continuous beeps,a few more ,interval then two beeps followed by a single beep.I wqent to the site to no aqvail.Any help with this diagnosis will be
appreciated.Any sites where i can read on error beep diagnosis.MANY THANX -AZIZ

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by dmiles In reply to Error Beeps

The beep code sounds like it is a memory problem that is not compatible with the board and the Bios is not set properly.
Her are a few sites that give you Beep Codes
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep
www.hardwearcentral.com
www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
http://hompages.tesco.net/~cdp/techie/HC-AMIBC.HTM
http://chkpt.zdnet.com/chkpt/bt.1.6011606.lan/www.zdnet.com
Hope this helps

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by paul In reply to Error Beeps

Have you checked out the BIOS manufacturers site for a list of error codes?

You need to know exactly how many beeps are occuring. A 'few continuous beeps' is not exact enough.

The 1 long beep and the two short are a video card problem. The few continuous beeps sound like a motheboard problem.

My suggestion is to take the graphics card out. Plug the motherboard in, listen for the beeps. Plug the video card into the motherboard and plug the motherboard in again and listen for the beeps. If they are different this second time around, your video card has a problem. Need to sort that first. Plug any card in you know is working and take it from there.

Sites I use for POST error beeps:

http://www.sqlservant.com/data/Library/POSTerrors.htm
http://www.edzup.co.uk/sounderr.html

Good luck.

Paul

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by syspop In reply to Error Beeps

Dead boards don't beep. It's alive.

Here's what I do, when a board beeps. You may be past this stage already. If not, try.

SAFETY FIRST - Power down & unplug mains.

Find the reset CMOS RAM jumper. Use it.

Check battery. If it's a coin type, replace.

Look if a card has cut or trapped a wire!

Yank cards & change slots. Don't screw in.

Check card jumpers. PNP modems are worst.

Push socketed BIOS & other chips in tight.

Check SDRAMs. They should snap in perfectly.

Check & push all cables in tight.

Loosen m/b screws. Screw in cards. Then m/b.

Shake it. Remove gum wrappers under m/b.

Check HDD & CDROM master/slave jumpers.

Plug in. Turn on. Boot. CMOS will be bad.

Hit F1, DEL or CTRL-ESC (depends on BIOS).

Set to defaults. Set all HDD's to Auto.

Save CMOS & reboot.

If it still beeps, you know it's not basics.

ELIMINATE.

Remove all but one SDRAM & VGA/AGP card.

Still beeping?

Can you change SDRAM or video card?

No? How muchis that free board worth?

This is where I explain to the customer that my time will cost more than a new computer.

Good luck.

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by syspop In reply to Error Beeps

Dead boards don't beep. It's alive.

Here's what I do, when a board beeps. You may be past this stage already. If not, try.

SAFETY FIRST - Power down & unplug mains.

Find the reset CMOS RAM jumper. Use it.

Check battery. If it's a coin type, replace.

Look if a card has cut or trapped a wire!

Yank cards & change slots. Don't screw in.

Check card jumpers. PNP modems are worst.

Push socketed BIOS & other chips in tight.

Check SDRAMs. They should snap in perfectly.

Check & push all cables in tight.

Loosen m/b screws. Screw in cards. Then m/b.

Shake it. Remove gum wrappers under m/b.

Check HDD & CDROM master/slave jumpers.

Plug in. Turn on. Boot. CMOS will be bad.

Hit F1, DEL or CTRL-ESC (depends on BIOS).

Set to defaults. Set all HDD's to Auto.

Save CMOS & reboot.

If it still beeps, you know it's not basics.

ELIMINATE.

Remove all but one SDRAM & VGA/AGP card.

Still beeping?

Can you change SDRAM or video card?

No? How muchis that free board worth?

This is where I explain to the customer that my time will cost more than a new computer.

Good luck.

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by p1x1 In reply to Error Beeps

It is possible on some PC's to set CPU and DIMM bus speeds from the BIOS as well as using on board jumpers. Jumper the BIOS clear pegs and power on , do beeps still occur.Re-jumper as previous Recheck all your jumpers and if poss clock the RAM and CPU at lower speed for the time being. Are you getting any display,Kbd led's, etc

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