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By mrfixit31 ·
I just built a new system, here are the specs. Asus k7m-rm MoBo, Athlon 500 CPU, 16 meg riva tnt video, yamaha built in sound, 13 gig maxtor ata66 HDD, 128 meg pc100 sdram, 6x pioneer dvd, 4x4x32 acer cdrw, external pheobe 56k modem soon to be changed to zoom dualmode 56k, altec lansing speakers. The thing is it constantly beeps. as soon as I turn it on it starts and never stops, but the system works great. I use it every day but the beeping is driving me nuts. I have tried disabling on board sound and that did not work. by the way the beeping seems to be coming from the internal speaker, not the external ones. I don't understand it but any help would be appreciated. thanks.

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by dmiles In reply to Beeping system

The beep is usually a error code to warn of error during post,manufacturers have bios beep codes to give warning of bios not performing a function properly during post.Check the memory banks to make sure that you have them seated properly and that all memory matches,if your manufacturer's book does not specify the beep code then contact the BIOS manufacturer for technical support.

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by mrfixit31 In reply to Beeping system

I checked with bios manufacturer, and MoBo manufacturer and the beeps do not match anything, I have also tried making sure everything was seated several times.

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by OTL In reply to Beeping system

Since you built the system, it is usually a good idea to only install the minimum required hardware to load the OS. Then add parts one at a time to ensure compatability, unless you are like me and willing to identify what is causing the system errorcodes.
Did you configure the bios on initial start up? Did it show changes and did you accept the system identified changes? The system can mis-identify components or load drivers not compatable with your hardware.
I did have the same problem andafter reseating all cable connectors the problem was corrected.
Is the internal speaker connected correctly? Verify with the mother board manual.
One note is the bus set correctly for PC100 not PC133? I beleive the K7 is set for PC133.

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by OTL In reply to Beeping system

Another jumper setting is the system clocking, 500 MGHZ is about the lowest the K7 supports.

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by mrfixit31 In reply to Beeping system

I did configure the bios on initial startup and it accepted everything, I have reseated everything from cables to connectors to power leads, evertything is set a t pc100 including the CPU.

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by grantcom In reply to Beeping system

I would say that it sounds like an overheat warning except for the fact that it occurs as soon as you turn the machine on. However, I would still want to confirm this before moving forward. Is the CPU fan and heatsink installed...if not do so. Double check all of the CPU setup jumpers on your MB if there are any...some now days are completely automatic. If your MB allows manual setting of the frequencies I would carefully set these as per the MB instructions. Also, check for a BIOS update for your MB.

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by mrfixit31 In reply to Beeping system

The motherboard is all automatic except for the ram bus speed which I set at pc100, I also do have a fan and heatsink installed and plugged into the MoBo just like the book instructed me to do.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Beeping system

Check your CPU voltages and every other jumper and setting on the board. If you are trying to overclock some of the newer stuff will alert you this way to prevent you from burning up the CPU.

Good luck!

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by mrfixit31 In reply to Beeping system

All jumpers, DIP switches, and settings are correct, I am not overclocking.

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by bcross In reply to Beeping system

Numerous things can cause that, but the most often cause is from the fan being connected incorrectly. Some motherboards require you to connect the cpu fan to a specific place on the motherboard. If you connected the fan's power using the normal power plugs, then the motherboard things, "uh-oh! I don't have a cpu fan!" and freaks out. It's something like that for sure. If all else fails, unplug the internal speaker and forget about it...

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