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SOYO Baby AT SY-5EHM v1.1

By notaclu ·
I built a system for a relative, here are the specs:
200MMX processor
32 megs dimm
ATI 8 meg video card
1.9 gig hd
cd-rom & floppy
(pretty basic system)
here's the problem:
when i started it up for the first time it gave me a beep code, something like this
1 long beep (2seconds) - 1 short beep (1second) - 2 short beeps (about 1/2 a second each).
This only happened on the first startup, the second time, it did nothing, no display, and no bios start up beep (if any of this makes sense).
The processors fine, i put it in my PC, worked perfectly. The video card works also. What did i mess up this time :)
Any suggestions would be more then helpful.
By the way, no this isn't the first PC i've put together, just the first one i couldn't get to run :)

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by cboylan In reply to SOYO Baby AT SY-5EHM v1.1

The number of beeps and the sequence is the bios telling you what is wrong. Do a search for bios beep codes and you'll find some explaination. Good Luck

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by formula In reply to SOYO Baby AT SY-5EHM v1.1

Check your memory, it's either not seated correctly or you have a bad stick. Good luck.

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by Humby In reply to SOYO Baby AT SY-5EHM v1.1

I am not quite sure what bios you have but:
AMI- 1long 3 short - memory test failure
Phoenix - suggests a CPU register test failure
AST- video memory test failure
IBM- vga adapter error
Here are a few beep codes. I hope this is helpful. If you post the bios type it would be more helpful. Good luck

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by fraites In reply to SOYO Baby AT SY-5EHM v1.1

More often than not, beeping at power-on means a memory problem of some sort. Try swapping the RAM - even if it worked in another machine before - some motherboards are more forgiving/sensitive than others and you may find that it would work in one but not the other, especially if it's generic.

It could be a motherboard problem too.

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