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By wilscor41 ·
system boards produce 1 i think 8 beeps before posting. normally you hear 1 beep, can anyone answer what 2 through 8 beeps mean? i used to have a guide , but i lost it long ago.
thanks, jon

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by rboyer In reply to system board alerts

If the beeps are fast and close together, I believe it is a memory problem. Check the seating of the chips. If the beeps are far apart, it is the video card.

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by Daniel C. In reply to system board alerts

1) be sure everything is well seated on the motherboard

2) if beeping persists, begin removing components one at a time, each time restarting the computer to see if beeping ceases. Let the video card and the CPU be the last items you remove. Ifyou have another RAM stick, try replacing the RAM.

3) Beeping patterns vary between motherboards. To be sure of what the 8 beeps mean, pop open your computer case and find out what motherboard you have; you might also be able to find out thru the initial boot up screen. Go to their motherboard's website and it might contain more info.

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by dcosgrove In reply to system board alerts

You need to go to the manufacturer's web site and see if they list the post codes. If not try the bios manufacturer, all bioses are different, very few of the old standards remain. There are also long and short beeps to consider, like morse code.Long, short, short, short used to mean VGA and a long beep continuously was usualy memory but there are many different codes now.

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