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MY COMPUTER KEEPS BEEP-beeping ON START UP.. WHY?

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The way that the system beeps means something and since you didn't give us the makers name or M'Board maker it's hard to say for sure but here is a list of Beep Codes by BIOS Maker there are 3 different individual makes AMI. AWARD or Phoenix so you'll need to look at your BIOS to find the right maker and see what those beeps mean exactly.

http://tinyurl.com/tcnwg

If this is a new AMD build it's possible that you need to flash the BIOS to a newer version which may not currently be available but sometimes with AMD CPU's they work slightly differently and cause minor problems like an Overheat alarm to sound or something similar.

If this is an older machine that has just started acting this way there will be some sort of problem with the Hardware most likely a Fan not spinning fast enough or at all. Sometimes a Fan connector can come off the M'Board and cause this Io happen. It will require a look see to make sure that everything is properly connected and working correctly.

Lastly it's possible that the BIOS Battery is flat and has allowed the BIOS to default to it's pre installed settings and you are getting some error message telling you what isn't working correctly most likely a CPU that is not clocked correctly in BIOS or a fan not working.

The first thing to do is look up the Beep Error Codes find out what is wrong and then look to see if what the Hardware is telling you is actually no longer working. If you have the M'Board Manual still you can look up the Beep Error Codes in there and save yourself a bit of time on the net but before you even start to look you have to know what the Error Code Actually means.

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