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By greymousepc ·
I have a problem with a pII 266 computer. Once the PC has been on for a while it starts to emit beeps. These beeps are loud and at regular interval. (sounds like a truck reversing) I assume it as something to do with heat as it only does it when it warms up. (Also very hot in Aust. at moment.) Sounded like it was coming from hard drive bet put in a new one but still same. I hope someone can help.
Graham

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by DrYellamo In reply to Strange Beeps

Disable Power management in BIOS,
in Windows "My Computer" Properties\System Properties\Performance tab\File System, Set Typ Role to Network Server.

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by dmiles In reply to Strange Beeps

Beeps are considered to be a warning to something going bad,it would have been good to know what type of machine and how many beeps you are hearing.Try counting the beeps and then go to the manufacturers web site and look up the "Beep Codes" to determine what the beep codes mean.If the system is heating up it could be a CPU or Memory problem,and it this could be signaling a problem with your motherboard.

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by Poettone In reply to Strange Beeps

I would say that itt is a setting in the bios that monitors you MB, Cpu for a predtermined heat level. You can change this by going into setup at POST, usually it is a hot key ie delete or F2. You can get to this by shutting the power off to the machine, turning power back on, it will usaually display what key to press to enter setup. Trace throught the menus to find the monitoring function and disable, or change the setting to alarm at a higher level. They are usually set to alarm early. Alsocheck you fans to verify they are functioning correctly. Good Luck

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by dcosgrove In reply to Strange Beeps

In the pc health directory in many new bios interfaces, there is a setting for audible alarms and actions for several conditions. One of them is overheating. You can check to see if you have this option in the bios and search through intell's database for the appropriate operating temp of your chip. If there is a discrepecy correct it, if not you may be having heat problems. Clean the fan and heat sink and see if this helps.

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to Strange Beeps

If you are using an award bios mb, with the PII, the beeps that you are hearing is a signal that the CPU is reaching a predetermined heat level. Check your cpu fan for failure or dust blockage. These mb's are usually set to a minimun and you can usually increase them two steps before you will run into any problems. The PII's can usually tolerate temps into the 120's. If you have this cpu overclocked, this will raise the temp considerably. Also, try moving the hard drive or any other item away from the cpu. If possible, provide a clean airflow complete around this area and around the memory sticks.

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