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Wierd Beeping

By sfduergar ·
A couple of months ago my computer started beeping while booted. It's a two tone solid beep. Kind of like two long continuous beeps, but not always the same length. I changed my power supply because of random shut downs, and haven't had a problem with that since, but today it started beeping again. I checked the internal temperatures and the computer isn't overheating. Any clue what it could be?

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Strange beeping??

by mjd420nova In reply to Wierd Beeping

Can you determine from where or what device is creating the sound. Is it coming out of a speaker, hard drive, power supply???

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If you go into BIOS and turn off all the alarms

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Wierd Beeping

That should cure the noise problem but you'll have to find out why it is happening so I would say once you have stopped the beeping reboot and enable one alarm at a time till you find the the system starts then you'll know what alarm is beeping and then you can look to see what is required to fix the problem.

Similarly you could look up the Instruction Manual and see what the Beep Code actually means and that would make it easier to fix any problems.

About the PS that you replaced what brand was it and have you checked that there isn't a buildup of dust and other rubbish sucked into it which is causing a short to occur and take the PS down?


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I had an old Tyan mobo that beeped when the CPU got too hot.

by Why Me Worry? In reply to If you go into BIOS and t ...

It's not an indication of a thermal shutdown, but if the alarms are set for too low of a value, this thing would sound like a wailing fire alarm going off.!

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Stick a piece of black electrical tape over it.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Wierd Beeping

No, wait; that's my "Check Engine" light. Sorry.

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Wierd Beeping

by jmukekit In reply to Wierd Beeping

Try removing the RAM and bootup without it or replace it with a new one. If problem persist then HDD and just start up the PC. this is just to isolate the component from the one that is producing the beeping sound.

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2 Beeps at boot denotes a Parity failure

by Tim_M In reply to Wierd Beeping

Goto for a list of ALL possible beeping combinations at startup. Then think about having your memory modules checked &/or update your BIOS firmware.

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