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2G Graphics card upgrade...Beep! beep!

Question: 2G Graphics card upgrade...Beep! beep!

I tried installing an MSI Radeon HD 6450 2GB Pci express x16 video card. Once hooked up, I boot up and computer beeps, from what I can tell 1 or 2 long beeps, 8 short beeps. I was running built in 128m video so I disabled that in the Bios, but that didn't do it.

I noticed the Video card manuf. recommends minimum 400W PS, my rig only has a 300W PS. Would that really affect my upgrade or am I barking up the wrong tree. I don't want to fork over for a new PS unless it' warented. Thanks a bunch.

Windows XP PRP SP3
-Intel P4 CPU 3,00 Ghz, 3,0 Ghz,
-Intel Luxemburg D915GUX (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)

-Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (built in video 128 Mo) Accelerator 3D Intel GMA 900
-WDC WD1200JS-00MHB0 (111 Go, IDE)
-2016 Mo (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
-Creative Audigy LS Audio Processor

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Preferred Solution: 2G Graphics card upgrade...Beep! beep!

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Answer: 2G Graphics card upgrade...Beep! beep!

It's possible you need a new PSU.

The TDP on that card is only 27 Watts and it doesn't require a hook up so I would think your current PSU could maybe support but I wouldn't risk it. There is also the possibility that the motherboard you have isn't providing enough power to the card.

You could try to re-seat the card or clean out the PCI express slot and see if that helps.

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My laptop here is a Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series. 
The laptop itself works perfectly fine, I am able to get into windows (which I installed myself, it originally came with Ubuntu). 
Occasionally though, it will do a BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE (repeats).
This happens on boot and sometimes when I am using it. Sometimes it turns off suddenly when I am shifting the computer around. It's extremely loud.

What is causing this? The sound seems to be coming from around the area the Memory banks are under the laptop, but nothing seems to suggest that anything is wrong.
I took a suggestion and used FN+Power to do Hardware Diagnostics which said nothing is wrong.

What else can I try?


Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the beep pattern repeats.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep pattern repeats and reply us with the beep count.

If you still receive 3 Beeps on the system then it indicates System board failure.. You will have to replace it on the laptop.
Please let me know the findings.

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I am getting beep sounds when i turn on my dell inspiron n5010.
Nothing is showing up other than beep sounds.
Please help me out

Answer:RE: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi Ganny,
What are the exact # of beeps in a cycle? 
Kindly review this chart and see page# 47 - it will help isolate the source of the issue. 
Based on the exact # of beeps, that part would need to be replaced.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I understand that this means there is a system board error.  I have a very good reason to believe that the BIOS had an issue (when I checked it before this happened, it had 75 boot options listed and said the volitale memory was almost full). Question: can I somehow force the BIOS to reset itself?  Is there a pin short I can use for this? Of course I am 2 weeks out of warranty :/  I assume if I sent it in they would just charge for a boarsd swap... likely $500-$600 dollars. Thanks for any help!

Answer:X230 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep, no screen: can I reset the BIOS?

1-3-3-1 means no memory. If you have 2 DIMMs, try with just one, then just the other. When you try with just one DIMM, it needs to go into slot-0. When you have the machine sitting lid-down and the battery compartment away from you, slot-0 is the one on the right.

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My X230 gets very little use since I bought it in 2012... sometimes no use at all for weeks at a time. Yet the system board failed, as did a replacement, and now the third board seems to have failed. On startup I get 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep and a blank screen. I tried the existing RAM stick in both slots: no startI bought and tried a NEW stick of RAM from Crucial in both slots: no startI tried both sticks in the slots at the same time: no start Other than another bad system board, what could it be? Where can I get a system board that might last? By the way, at the same time I bought the X230 I also bought a T530 that gets gallons of heavy use almost every day and never had a problem that I didn't cause myself. 

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Hi, Ive got my old computer out to give to my son, but it has a black screen and beeps at startup. one three then one beep.Nothing comes up on the screen.I cant find anything on the mobo to identify it.It is an OLD computer. It used to work well. I was just curious if it would go.Ive since changed the drive probably WIN95, and 4 gig.Ive tried other drives, changed the screen to another, taken out the battery to reset the bios removed the cables to the CD and floppy, but always the same start up beeps.I looked at the beep codes here and here CH000304.Well Im confused ...How would I go about getiing this going please?

Answer:beep, beep beep beep, beep. Black screen?

I don't think that is the right document....Exactly what are the beeps?

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Hi, I have been using the Y480 for almost 2 years. However, when I boot up this morning, it just beep beep beep continously. and the screen just have a cursor blinking. But after I reboot again and press F2 to enter bios, and then quit bios settings, the notebook can be boot up successfully. I have backup everything I need What should I do to fix the error? Is my harddisk gonna be failed? I have lost all the purchase receipts but I have registered 2 years ago. Thanks!Peter

Answer:Y480 continous beep beep beep during startup

Beeps are error messages from the Motherboard. Either the MOBO is failing or you have a problem with your RAM, I dont think it is related to your HDD, but you should create a backup. Also, if you don't have, please create recovery disks immediately. You may want to do more research depending on the BIOS manufacturer and the beep codes. You can google these terms and you should find information on the procedure to validate this. You can also try to re-seat the RAM, maybe it got a bit unsettled, if you moved the laptop. All in all, if you took the externded warranty and you are still under it, you may want to send the laptop to Lenovo for repairs.

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Hi there, I have an ibm thinkpad lenovo which was working fine till yesterday and suddenly today have stoped working. It do not display anything on start button press. It looks the processors are started as fan kind of noises are there, then it give 1 beep then 4 short beeps and the 1 beep and then another 1 ie. 1, 4, 1, 1 and nothing happens. Please sugggest what has happened to it. I dont want to be fooled by the service repair guys. regards,Sidsmart

Answer:R61: blank screen, 1 beep, 4 short beep the 2 more beep.

1-1-4-1 - Cache Error (level 2). You have a problem with the bios, which may require the replacement of the entire motherboard.

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I have a HPE series h8-1070t, i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 1.5TB hard drive. It had an old AMD graphics card, I believe it was 1GB but I am not positive, and the card went bad (or so says the computer repair tech who looked at it). No worries, it's five years old, it's allowed to go bad. Replacing it is where I am running into issues. I'm currently getting by with the onboard graphics with a DVI connection from my motherboard, but I want to be able to use my HDMI output again--this looks terrible on my monitor, and videos are awful. I bought a Radeon R5 230 series graphics card and attempted to install it with no such luck. I would turn on the computer and it would turn on fine (power light glowed blue like normal), but there was no output from any source. I tried HDMI from the new card, DVI from the new card, and DVI from the motherboard. Nothing at all. I turned off the computer, unplugged it, and removed the card. DVI output from the motherboard works just fine again, and it's what I am using now. After searching around, I discovered that that particular card recommended a 400W power supply, as mine is 300W per the inside of the case. I returned it and then bought a card that is within my limits. It is a MSI Nvidia GeForce GT 710, and I took this card and installed it just the same as the other. Now the computer beeps and the power light blinks orange. I have tried to reseat the card in the PCI slot but to no avail. Again, I removed the card and the computer works f... Read more

Answer:Old graphics card bad, replacement gave nothing, second beep...

@ffmedic91,Newer cards are UEFI vBIOS.  Your system uses what is called "legacy BIOS".  Discuss this with your tech.

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I found this page - cardinfo with this little program that is suppose to check OpenGL support. The OpenGL is suppose to be 2.1 but on the list there is little symbols "y" in the column that suppose to represent support (second to last). yet I can't really read the table right so it might be ok. The 2.1 OpenGL is read with driver version 8.543-081008a-070875C-ATI (from IBM/lenovo website )Is there any other way to verify that? I though everything is ok but then when I run Revit Architecture and check "OpenGl hardware support" the overall performance drops and it even seems like sometimes the card "chokes" and give you that annoying loud Beep from the inside of the computer. Anyone experience it as well? oh, I'm running Vista 32. Also do I understand it correctly - my workstation class video card is suppose to boost the performance in CAD applications so rotating object should be quicker? Or perhaps its only the view quality, antialiasing and shading should be better and overall speed of the view (fps) remains the same. I thought it is the former but so far I haven't observed any improvement over nVidia Quadro nvs 140m which isn't even meant for CAD applications   

--T540 i7 4700MQ, GT 730M, 8GB RAM, Win7


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Answer:How to check OpenGL support and a Beep from graphics card

I didn't know the program you indicated, but it looks trustworthy.I used OpenGL extensions viewer from'll find its output easier to read. Now, the thing is, both of these programs do nothing but display the information that the driver reports.The only problem is, do all OpenGL extensions that the driver says it implements actually work? If you download the NVIDIA OpenGL SDK for instance, many samples do not work due to lack of some OpenGL extensions (as it would be expectable, obviously); however, some samples which should work (because they check the presence of the OpenGL extensions they use), actually crash the driver. For that reason, I still have my doubts, but didn't yet have the time to narrow the search to a specific set of OpenGL extensions. 

W500 4062-2XG Gentoo Linux 64

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I've just purchased an ATI RADEON 9600 Pro 256 mb graphics card, I'm running XP Pro but I can't even get into the bios. There is no beep and nothing ever appears on the monitor. I know the card is good, I tried it on WinXP on roommates 2.4 Ghz. I've got an ASUS P4S333 Motherboard, w/ 512 Mb memory. I can only set the AGP VGA to 4x max, but the card will go up to 8x. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd sure appreciate it! Steve

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I have two printers connected to a Dell E520 through Vista. They are a Brother 5440CN and a HP 6110xi. The .Brother works ok but I can't say the same for the HP. Clicking any button on the HP gives the same response. Beep, beep, beep. I have recently moved the system to a new location just a couple of feet from where it was. Before the move Brother would scan and copy and the HP would do the same, but now as noted I can't get any response out of it but beep, beep, beep

Anybody have any ideas??.

Answer:HP 6110xi Printer Goes Beep, Beep, Beep

Here is the support and software site for the HP Officejet 6110xi All-In-One .

See if resetting the printer resolves the issue.


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i was actually coming on here to ask about my new graphics card, butttttt...

my laptop is acting up. i have a toshiba satellite m305d-s4830
amd turion ultra x2 dual core mobile processor zm-80
4096mb 800 mhz 50ram
250gb (5400rpm) hdd

i shut it down properly upon finding that my C key was on the fritz. a couple of months ago, my E key had been doing the same (randomly not working and randomly typing e consistently). once i rebooted, i got the message "Operating System (OS) Not Found".

i let my computer rest for a while and turned it back on. i currently get the toshiba startup, but around when it's suppose to load the os, it beeps continuously at the loudest volume with a contantly blinking underscore in white font on a black background.

i believe this may have happened once before, but i have no clue what i did to fix it.

there are no extra items like CDs or disks in the laptop.


Answer:Solved: beep beep beep beep beep beep beep

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I have ThinkPad T500, 2241, CTO. Every time laptop boots, there is an annoying beep. It is not a beep sound that one might have when power status changes. Beep is off both in Power Manager and turned off in BIOS section of power management. Moreover, in device manager in non-plug and play list i disabled the BEEP. Still this annoying sound is there. BIOS is updated. However, there is no other section in BIOS where I can turn off the beep. Please help!Message Edited by Gordik on 03-22-2009 09:31 PM


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Answer:T500 annoying beep!!! (cause is not battery power management and not BEEP in device manager)

Look through the bios again, there is a separate entry for beeps afaik. Did you look in the section where you can also set power mode beeps, keyboard beeps etc? I think its there, not 100% sure though.

Thinkpad T400 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64)

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Hi,my old BIOS IVKT06AUS I flash to new BIOS IVKT07A If i connect power adapter my computer automaticaly start without push the power button but start OK to Win.If i go to sleep mode and wake up with keyboard computer start to black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep :-(If i long push power button computer is off and i again short push power button computer start correctly (i see all running aplication as i wake up from sleep).From windows i switch off computer. Now if i disconnect power adapter and connect again i hear only beep and black screen (black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep)Again i must long press power and short press power and computer again working.I try change memory but same problem :-( Previous BIOS is OK withou this symptoms. I think is problem in new BIOS :-( Sorry for my English :-)Please help me.Thank You.   

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hello everyone,
i had this problem last night i tried to uninstall program that i suspect as a virus and after that i wasnt able to turn on my computer, i heard 3 beeps, on the first place im able to go to safe mode by pressing the f8 but now im stuck with the 3 beeps constantly repeating the same thing, I dont know what to do , I need to do my homework pls help me. thank you


Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===The 3 Beeps are most likely coming from the BIOS and is an indication that your have some Hardware problem.Could be RAM or a failing Motherboard.Check it out. you computer to a qualified technician is probably your best option.

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Hello Team,I purchased a T61 laptop in 2008.Machine Type 6460Serial Number : *Now a problem with my laptop I shutdown the laptop properly in the evening and when i tried to start it in the morning it is giving me a long beep and 2 short beep. there is no display on the screen also . Seems there is some problem with motherboard and graphics card. Looks like no booting process is going on i checked with external monitor but no display on external monitor also.CPU fan is working for few seconds and stoped then a long beep and 2 short beep . when i am trying to stop the machine with poweroff button again one beep before poweroff. Pls sugguest me wht to do the next and what is the real problem . Moderator edit: Masked serial.

Answer:CPU fan is working for few seconds and stoped then a long beep and 2 short beep

Hello, Your reported T61 bios beep codes would indicate you have one of the following failures: System boardLCD assemblyDIMMThe DIMMS would be my first choice to test so, if you have more than one DIMM installed, try  try removing one of them and try to boot, if OK, you have removed the bad RAM; however, if the results are the same, remove the other DIMM and install the one you removed previously. If you can boot OK now, you have isolated the bad RAM. Now, if you can't boot with either stick, then, I guess the RAM is not the problem (unless you have two bad sticks and I doubt that). See the  Memory Removal and Installation Guide for more information. Good luck!

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Here is my problem I have a Compaq presario with a frozen bios screen but cpu ok, mem ok, video ok, nothing is conected and power supply ok.
any ideas?

Answer:Compaq bios freeze short beep long beep

Is the beep pattern just one short one long? Check your manual for the POST beep codes to determine what it is telling you. All POST beep codes are different so there's no way to tell unless we know exact model of your PC. The manual usually has the beep code in it, though.

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My tower is not booting up when I turn it on.  My son took the side off and was going to put more memory in it for me, but in the end he didn't.  He put the old memory back in and put the side casing back on.  Today, when I turn it on, it has 1 short beep and 1 long beep.  It just won't boot up.  Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get it back up and running?

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Answer:one short beep and one 1 beep on hp pavilion media center 81...

RBurke, welcome to the forum. The BIOS Beep Code that you are hearing is caused by a memory problem.  Here is a guide that will help solve the problem: You should read the entire page.  The beep codes common to HP computers are toward the bottom of the page. Please click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved.

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A few times now my E5440 will give a low beep... then a few seconds go by, and another beep.  It just happened a minute ago - only two beeps this time.  But I think it happened a few days ago and beeped several times with the same pause of a few/several seconds in between the beeps.  It's so quiet that before I've thought I was imagining it.  But this time I was sitting in front of it typing.
There are no pop-up notifications on the screen anything is wrong, such as the 'disconnection' sound when you remove a portable HDD, or your Wi-Fi disconnects.  Nothing to indicate what the beeps mean.  The laptop is working perfectly.  Battery is fully charged.  I can hear the fan turning and changing speed but it's 2:30am here with no outside noise and I can barely hear the fan.  (I assume it would be spinning up like crazy if something were overheating.)
I'm at a loss what it means.  Does anyone know?
I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit if that matters.

Answer:Latitude E5440 - Unexplained: Beep - Pause - Beep

Thanks for writing to us. 
Is the system saving the date and time or does it goes back to any different date/time? 
Please update the BIOS from the tag#--submit--drivers and downloads--operating system--install the bios.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message


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Hi guys,

I have an Asus Z97A Motherboard/GTX 1080/24GB DDR3Gskill/ 500 GB SSD + 1to HDD and recently when i boot my PC i hear 1 long beep then quickly after 3 short beep.. I've searched in Asus website about the meaning of these beep and it's written that it's a Video card faulty..

But well just after these beep my pc is booting well ! and video card working well too, i've no problem playing games.

The strange thing also is that it's making these beep like 1 time every 2 or 3 days as i shut down my pc every night and when i'm going to work.

Do you have an idea of what i can do ??

EDIT : And by the way here's what i tried,

-Disable integrated graphic
-Clear CMOS
-Update Nvidia driver

Answer:1 Long beep + 3 short beep Asus motherboard

This may be your GPU video card starting to fail.

[Motherboard] Table for ASUS BIOS beep codes

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My friend has an irritating continioius beep beep noise coming from his pc. Appears to start when playing game on pc, games sounds can still be heard over the noise.Is the beep beep noise an indicator that the on board battery is about to fail / needs to be replaced, or something to do with the transformer.Any help much appreciated.TerryMag

Answer:Beep Beep Noise Coming from pc desktop

Might be a temperature alarm.

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I am trying to help with a Dell Inspiron 5100.
The computer was running very slow and I've made a bit of progress resolving that. I think it needs some more RAM and I'm not sure if that could be at all related to the following.
The problem now is that after running for few hours, then shutting down, then trying to turn back on:
1. light comes on indicating computer is on
2. the computer makes 2 beeps
3. screen
4. screen
5. and so on

This does not happen everytime trying to start the computer so I'm really at a loss. I've read about overheating in this model which would seem to make sense but sometimes this will happen after the computer has been off for a day or so.

At a complete loss now.

Any assistance much appreciated!

Answer:beep doesnt turn on

sure it's only 2 beeps? - nothing listed here for 2 beeps...

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My computer has been making this noise for quite some time now. but it would only happen once every few days so it didn't really concern me until now because its happening non stop. The noise is definitely coming from system sounds. I'm not sure if this is related but under device manager there is an unknown device which i cannot account for as i put the computer together and I'm staring in to the case rite now. there is also a yellow icon by teredo tunneling pseudo-interface (i have no idea what that is)lately my computer just seems to be working really hard when idling. the cpu is constantly spiking up to 100% usage and my hard drives seem to constantly be spinning. specscpu: intel core 2 duomobo: abit ab9ram: 1gb ddr2gfx: geforce 9800 gtx+hd: 2 seagate internal drives (1 with os) the other blank for storage. In my mind there are two possibilities. 1 i have some sort of virus. 2 some hardware is malfunctioning. either way i have no idea where to start and i was hoping someone could point me in the rite direction. Thank You!

Answer:Weird beep beep boop noise

You should check for malware first. I'll ask a mod to move this to the appropriate forum.

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I have this problem since the first day I use this laptop toshiba ,at 30%+ volume a dull beep (phone type) comes out of my speakers, not having the problem when I use a pair of headphones I think it's a problem of packing cases, any ideas?

Answer:Beep beep from Qosmio X770 speakers

To be honest I?ve never heard about such issue and really don't know why this happen but if this issue happens from the first day I think you should contact your local dealer or nearest Toshiba service provider directly and ask for help.

Generally speaking preinstalled recovery image and all installed drivers are tested so I cannot imagine it is some software related issue. Contact service and ask for help. Hey should check this and fix it. valid warranty will cover all costs.

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Go to the website of your bios provider and check the beep codes. I'm guessing it's the video card.

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the BIOS doesn't beep during startup but can beep later such as when i hold three buttons at a time

Answer:My computer does not beep on startup but can beep later

Has it ever beeped at POST?

I've had systems that did, some that didn't (probably because I didn't have the system speaker properly connected).


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Hi, Today I replaced my old graphics card with a new GeForce 9500GT and also added a new Kingston 2GB Ram Card. I installed both of them then restarted the computer, since then it has only powered on and playing 1 short beep then 1 long beep. I've tryed everything I can think of ranging from taking out everything new and putting it back to before I added the new items to completely taking out all 3 RAM sticks and reseating them. I'm not sure how a brand new unopened 2GB ram stick that fit perfectly and a brand new right out of the box graphics card can cause a problem like this. I've been through the ins and outs of the internet trying to find a solution but nothing has worked. Hoping someone can think of a unique way to fix this or how it could have possibly happened in the first place. I dont buy anything used everything placed inside my computer was/is brand new when it was purchased. Any help/comments on solutions would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Answer:1 Short Beep, 1 Long Beep

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Is my video card has this code?

A while ago it takes time i open my notebook i'm worried this is second time it happened.

Answer:one beep long followed two beep short

What model Samsung? Have you checked the Samsung site for your specific model to see if there is listing of the beep codes?

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hello, i have a hp a335w i just installed a new power box 2 days ago pc was working fine ,but today when i turned pc on i got one short beep then one long continues beep i disconnected the memory , harddrive, cd, one at a time to check for problem but still have the same problem pc will not boot up

Answer:one short beep one long beep

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Hi, I have a acer travelmate 4070 laptop when you turn it on it starts beeping loud,
I started clicking enter so it can boot quick lol as soon laptop booted, opened window
went to normal screen operation it stopped beeping.
I gave it a shut down, turned it on again and that loud beeping started again.
Sounds like a smoke detector lol the beep wont stop, what can it be ?

Answer:Beep, Beep wont stop

how many beeps? tell us the sequence of beeps heard. need more specs of your machine as well

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Hopefully this is the right forum for this.  I got an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-180t CTO Desktop PC.  I know it is an old machine but it has been working okay up till the other day.  I was having some memory issues so I reseated all my ram.  Now it will not start but does one short beep then one long beep.  I figured it was a ram issue but I do not know how to solve the issue.

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Hi there i seriously need you guy's help with my model # P6310Y.I continually hear 1 short beep and 1 long beep when i try to boot up my pc.According to hp it's a memory issue but i proved that wrong.I have gone thru removing the RAM checking if one of the modules are bad.they are all good 2gb x 3.I also removed the windows 7 harddrive and i still get the beeps i described above.I made sure all cables are seated properly and i cleaned the entire MOBO for dust including the CPU.I get a blank on my monitor nothing shown.When i plug in the keyboard i don't get any power, lights etc(num lock,caps lock)The mouse is getting power.I replaced the power supply still getting the beeps and i can remove all cables,hd,mouse,KB and the beeps continue.Please help me guys as i have hit a dead end and i appreciate your time,Sincerely, tech1126

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I was just using my PC yesterday, everything is normal, It was hot around 32 ?C I think. Around 3:00 P.M. my PC suffered 2 BSODS, I can't upload the .dmp files because I can't open it. I thought its just overheating so I turned it off and after a few minutes the second BSOD appeared, I restarted my PC and the one short beep and one long beep is sounding. I checked my RAM and tried to switch it to another bank but the beeping is still there. My video card temp was 50-52 ?C before the first BSOD happened. What can I do to fix this?
HP Pavilion P6640D (1 year, 9 months)
Pentium? Dual Core CPU E6700 @ 3.20 GHz (1 year, 9 months)
Foxconn 2A8C (1 year, 9 months)
2048 MB RAM Samsung 2rx8 PC3 10600u (1 year, 9 months)
Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2048 MB (1 month, 2 weeks)
Seagate Barracuda ST3320418AS 320 GB @ 7200 RPM (1 year, 9 months)
Western Digital 32000BEV External HDD 298.09 GB (1 year, 9 months)
Bestec ATX-250-12Z 250 Watts (1 year, 9 months)

Answer:One short beep, one long beep

Is it possible you are hearing 1 long - one short?
That might indicate a BIOS CHECKSUM error, depending on the brand of BIOS.

You can try a ClearCMOS procedure (CLRTC is the same thing):
Note all your current BIOS settings
Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
Remove the 3v motherboard battery.
Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.

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why sometimes a beep error are hard to find or detect the hardware that causes not to boot up the pc.. is there any possible way to detect or easy way to detect such errror??

Answer:beep codes or beep error

I dont understand your question...Are you saying there are beeps when you turn on your computer?

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Good afternoon,I'm having trouble with my windows vista computer.  When I start it up, nothing appears and there is a beep noise.  It goes beep beep then there is a 3 second pause then another beep beep.  I don't know how to fix this and any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Answer:Windows Vista Beep Beep

These "Beep codes", as they're called, are to notify you that the Power On Self Test, or POST, has failed. The number and sequence of beeps is generally to identify which component failed, but without knowing the manufacturer, specifically the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), it would be difficult to determine what the beep code is identifying as the problem component. For a successful Power On Self Test to take place, the following components must be working:BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) CPU (Central processing Unit) or processorPSU (Power Supply Unit) Video Output device (Graphics card)RAM (Random Access Memory)If any of these fail, your computer will not power on properly, and may exhibit symptoms like what you are describing. Generally, the first step in fixing a computer that refuses to start up is to isolate components that may be causing the problem. One thing to try would be to clean the internals of your computer (Warning: be sure power is turned off to your computer before working on internals!) and to reseat components like RAM, peripheral cards (such as your graphics card), etc.. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, you may think of taking the computer in to a reputable shop- most places that are reputable would not charge or would charge very little to clean and reseat a couple components. Chances are that the problem component is either RAM or Graphics card, these components tend to fail or require service faster than others, and may als... Read more

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I tried to start the computer but I am just getting one short beep followed by a long beep.  I think it has to do with the ram.  I tried reseating the ram in different combintations but none of them seem to improve the computer.  edit: oops I put this in the wrong section.  I have a desktop not a notebook   sorry for the confusion

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I tried to start the computer but I am just getting one short beep followed by a long beep.  I think it has to do with the ram.  I tried reseating the ram in different combintations but none of them seem to improve the computer.  edit: oops I put this in the wrong section.  I have a desktop not a notebook   sorry for the confusion

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Hi every1, Pls help me, I've bought 2 new ram cards from Each card is (256MB 144-Pin SoDimm 32MX64 PC133Mhz) equalling 512MB, because i was told the beeps are ram problems. And they both worked fine for a while, no beeps T22 loads up, but now all of a sudden my T22 beeps when i turn it on so i've swapped the ram cards about, still beeps when i switch the laptop on. so i took 1 ram card out and tried it with just 1 card (256MB) in both slots, perfect!! no beeps and loaded up perfectly when i put the card in each slot. When i try the other card with the first card BEEPING again!!!! so i tried that card on its own in each slot and beep again, thats the second time i had to send one back.Also should my Ram cards be PC133Mhz  or PC100Mhz? Whats happening to my memory banks?????Sorry for the long message. Thank you.   

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I turned my wife's computer on and the screen didn't even flicker and all it does is beep at me.
I tried removing on componant at a time and started it after every removal.
Still beeps at me.
Until I got to the CPU. It stopped beeping at me. Of course, every other piece was out of the puter, so I'm not sure if its supposed to stop beeping or if thats the problem.
Any ideas?


Answer:Solved: Beep beep beep

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Windows XP, Service Pac 3

I just had a "search engine redirect issue" fixed by "Gringo." One thing that is different now is at windows start-up, this laptop makes a BEEP TIC (Higher in frequency than the BEEP) vs the BEEP BEEP sounds I've had for ever. The computer start-up sequence is very slow as it takes minutes before the computer is ready to be used.

During the virus removal, a few times the reboot start-up sounds were BEEP - TIC - BEEP (again the TIC was higher a higher tone and faster than the BEEPs). What do the different sounds mean?

I'll start another thread requesting help to fix my computer problems.


Answer:BEEP Tic vs BEEP BEEP at start-up

What is the make/model of the system?

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hey my pc has developed an anoying beep well 8 of them in total when i turn it on, the screen is blank , if i take out the graphics card and plug it into the mobo it works fine which led me to think it was the graphics card so i changed it for a new one, but same thing happens, any ideas ppl?everest tells me my mobo is elitegroup p4m900t-m rev 1.0 American Megatrends Inc. iv disconnected all other pci cards and 2gb ram the graphics card is XFX geforce 8500GT

Answer:beep beep beep pc beeps

It could be that your Pc is overheating.If it has been with you for a while then dust gets stuck in the heat sink of the procesor and on its fan this makes the fan go slow and that causes the overheating.Ifyou know a little about Pc then switch off the PC at the mains take off the side pannel of the tower and look on the mother board for a small fan, you could put a vacuumm close to the fan and this may take out the dust, if not you will need to take off the fan to clean the heat sink

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As the title says my PC outputs a "beep beep" sound out external speakers. It is extremely annoying. I haven't the slightest clue why it does this. Its kindof i higher pitch beep beep. all my specs are on my profile.

Answer:Computer Outputs a "beep beep" sound 1/3 times wallpaper changes. WHY?

== sound 1/3 times wallpaper changes. WHY? ==

Does that mean "one out of three times the wallpaper changes"? Have you looked in your Control Panel under Sounds and see if anything is set that might cause it?

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Greetings, We've purchased Dells for years but recently started giving HP a look. The first unit I received just stopped working during deployment testing and gives me 3 long beeps (red LED) with 3 short beeps (white LED). According to the manual this translates to, "The embedded controller has timed out waiting for BIOS to return from graphics initialization." I couldn't find any specific troubleshooting steps for this error so I did the following based on the testing I was doing: - Cleared CMOSThe system wouldn't boot after applying BIOS settings using the HP BIOS Configuration Utility so maybe something went wrong there. That said, I applied settings with this tool multiple times before on the same system without issue but thought it was worth a start. Here's my config file: BIOSConfig 1.0
Legacy Boot Options
Legacy Boot Order
UEFI Boot Options
Configure Legacy Support and Secure Boot
*Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable
Legacy Support Disable and Secure Boot Enable
Legacy Support Disable and Secure Boot Disable- Swapped video cards (Nvidia Quado K420) with a known good card. We bought two units for testing so I had an identical system to swap from.- Swapped memory.- Reseated all cables. Any ideas on what else I should try before sending it back?

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My Asrock K7S8X, AMD+ 2.1, 512 MB PC has always run fine, but now it starts ok although the fan seems to be racing on, then the post beep, fine, then just as the fan starts to slow and the resultant volume deceases from the aforesaid fan, a second post-style beep occurs. I have a program called MotherBoardMonitor which tells me that the minimum speed for the fan is 2500RPM, my CPU temp is (approx) 47 to 54 , Mobo temp around 31, what could the problem be, i cant find any specific info on the net after hours of looking, thanks for any help, G

Answer:startup-post beep- fan runs hard- 2nd post beep??

Before you do anything else reseat your RAM modules. If this doesn't fix it go back to basics - disconnect everything from your mobo except graphics card, power and RAM does it boot the monitor on start up? If not and you only have 1 ram module fitted beg or borrow another and try that - if you have 2 ram modules try them one at a time on their own. Post back when done and adviseRgds

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For some silly reason I removed the 2 128mg PC2100DR ram sticks from my old computer that was working just fine. When I reinstalled them and I try to boot up I get a long beep, a pause, and another long beep. This senario continues and I shut the computer down as soon as possible. I'm sure I have the ram seated properly. Any ideas? Thank you in advance

Answer:One long beep, pause, another long beep when I turn on computer

If you are sure that you have them seated correctly try one stick at a time.

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edit - I started this thread with a problem, it's been solved, now I'm looking for new hardware to upgrade my computer with.
I Got a new AMD 2800+ socket A, I had a 1.1ghz amd athlon, also Socket A

The heatsink and fan was just a complete hassle to get off, amazingly a big hassle, eventually i got it off, stuck in the new processor along with its fan and heatsink.

Turn on the computer.

Everythings all fine and running, lights going off left and right

no beep..

Swtich processors..

no beep.

Take out all the ram in my computer.

no beep.

I'm going to safely assume its my mobo?

Answer:Tried to upgrade CPU, now mobo wont beep

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Hello, I would like to upgrade my Yoga 500 15ISK from 4GB RAM to 8GB RAM, so I bougth  Vengeance 8GB RAM 1600Mhz (CMSX8GX3M1A1600C10) and install it to the laptop.When I turn it on it just beeping and nothing goes on. MB model is SDK0J40700 and it should by 8GB 1600MHz compatible or not? THX in advance.

Answer:Yoga 500 15ISK - RAM upgrade 8GB beep

Hi there, Pavli -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
As per the datasheet, yes 8GB is very much compactible with your laptop.
The possibilities I can think of are:
The memory module you bought is incompatible. Laptops are a little fussier than desktops and form factor is only one parameter.
The memory module you bought is defective. Possible but I think least likely.
Also, you could check this link for beep code pattern. Below are the Ram part details: (See HMM, page no 83)
M471B1G73EB0-YK0 1600 8GB                             5M30G18424
HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB/RD 8GB DDR3L 1600       11202707
RMT3160ME68FAF-1600 8GB DDR3L 1600         11202450
MT16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E1 8GB DDR3L 1600        11201304
Update us how it goes.
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Just tried to upgrade my RAM from the original 512MB to 2GB but now have blank black screen and beep code: single - triple - triple - single
I have downloaded and ran the BIOS Upgrade from the toshiba site - but no change. I've also tried installing the RAM 1GB at a time, but no difference.

Can anyone help?


Answer:Satellite A80 - After RAM upgrade only beep code


Do you use for upgrading the RAM one 2GB module or two 1GB modules?
What are the exact specifications of the RAM? You should check if they are compatible with the notebook.

I have checked the user manual of Satellite A80 and it can upgraded to 2GB RAM. Therefore you can use two 1GB modules with PC2100 DDR-RAM specification.
Check this!!!

Furthermore two identical modules should be installed to avoid compatibility issues.
I have good experience with Kingston modules.

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I just installed XP SP2 on a XP Pro system and each time the PC boots
I get a strange icon in the task tray. The system beeps, then the icon goes away. The system runs OK otherwise.

Has anyone experienced this?

Thank you,

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After 9 months of perfect performance, on booting up the computer freezes in the process and emits a beep about every 5 seconds. I can't "escape" and the only way I can turn off the power is by pressing the I/O switch in the back (the on/off power button in the front of the computer will not work to turn off).
I found that by removing either one of my 512 Ram cards cures the problem, but the problem recurs when both are in place!
Does anyone have an idea about what is going on, and what should I do next?

Answer:RAM card freeze/beep

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I just got a strange reaction from my pc. It was working fine last night, I went to start, turn off computer, shut down and went to bed. I got up this morning and I saw a notice on the screen (PC did not shut down during the night) It said there was a change to the global template for microsoft word and did I want to save changes so I said no and the pc shut down. Later on I tried to call up my key logger and heard a beeping noise from within my pc. I paid it no attention and went on the rest of the day working. I was using Quicken later on and noticed that when I tried to view certain graphs they seemed to be "fluttering" (The page seemed to go up and down rapidly on its own) I closed it and ran Avast antivirus scan. I tried to activate it and got an error message that said it ran into some kind of runtime error (I think) I finly got it started, ran a scan and came up empty of viruses. Then Avast kept shutting itself off. I emptied my waste basket, went to internet options, deleted all files and history (Including online content) then cleared all in Firefox. Next I went to start, run msconfig, start up disable all, restart, back to start, run, msconfig, enable all, reboot and everything seems to be fine now. Can anyone tell me what this may have or still is?

Answer:Beep, Beep, Beepbeepbeep

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most of the time I start my computer I get five beeps pause of few seconds and then 2 beeps. Initially, it was five beeps on;y but the last two have been started recently. what is it about? how can I solve this problem?

Answer:5 beep pause 2 beep

The beep sequence refers to the CMOS battery - or the clock chip.  Replace the reserve (CMOS) battery -- it's usually a CR-2032 button cell.  If you need details, post the model number (i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS 9333, etc.).

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Ok, the other day my girlfriends brother gave me a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop. He said he couldn't get windows to boot up, all it did was start to load and after a few seconds it would start running CHKDSK with a blue screen, but once it got to step 3 it would say it was complete, but wouldn't go any further or boot windows up.

So yesterday I decided to mess with it, and it did what he said it did. So I tried to booted it into SAFEMODE and it wouldn't. So I restarted it and pressed ESC and ran a Hard Drive Self Test and got an 07 FAIL. After that I restarted it, and all I got was a black screen then it made a loud BEEP sound fallowed by a REALLY LOUD BEEP, then it did nothing.

Does anyone know what the problem is?


Answer:Beep, Beep thats all folks

Probably a bad harddrive.

Youd better hope they had their information backed up...

What you can try is hooking it up to another PC as slave and see if you can get any data off of it, but they will likely need a new harddrive and OS.

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My computer sounds like one of those European Police cars heading to and emergency. Beep-beep! Beep-beep, etc.
I am running Windows XP Pro! Need help as to what is going on!

Answer:Need Help: Computer goes beep! beep!

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Morning all,just finished new build and every thing so far has gone well but I noticed that I get no beeps,now I am quite fond of beeps,A pointer to problems,A reassuring sound on power up.Where are they,were they ever there?Mobo ASUS A8N32-SLI DELUXE.

Answer:to beep or not to beep(that is the question)

Hi SLAYER. Although I've read that some motherboards don't have a POST beep, I personally haven't come across one. The most likely cause of no beep is that there isn't a connection between the case speaker and the motherboard. Possible causes that immediately come to mind are broken wire or the speaker connector doesn't match the motherboard header pins - possible one is wired for 3 pins and the other for 2 pins. If the motherboard connection is correct, remove the socket from the header and touch a 1.5V battery to the connector. You should get a distinct clicking from the speaker.

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Anyone know what it means if you get a long beep followed by two short beeps when you boot up?  When this happens the screen is blank; it never continues booting; no Windows XP logo, etc.  It continues beeping like this until I hold the power button down until it shuts down.  Then, I can restart it, and it boots up, seeminly without issue.  This happens when I reboot intentionally (after windows updates or new software installs, etc.) as well as after it periodically locks up.  I suspect that the problem with it locking up is related to this--I don't consider a system lockup to EVER be acceptable, but I don't have time to get mad about it right now.This is a z61m.

Answer:Beeeeeeeep, beep beep

post your version of bios here. every bios manufacturer has their own beep codes which surely sujjests that the system has a problem

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Question: Beeeep, beep beep

I just got new asus AM2 mobo and I'm getting beeps on start. 1 long beep and two short. Somewhere I found it is related to video card. I'm not sure if that's true, but I know videocard is functional and inserted correctly.
The mobo has it's own video, so I tried using only that, same thing. It just doesn't seem to make sense.

Answer:Beeeep, beep beep

One long two short looks like a video issue, as you said. You say it is also happening when you remove the graphics card and try to boot up with the onboard graphics?

Here's what I'd do:

Remove the motherboard from the case and set it on a box beside your case. Next, reset cmos (check your manual to find the cmos jumper pins).

Remove everything from the motherboard except:

cpu with heatsink/fan
one stick of ram
power supply connections to the motherboard (should be two)
connect the case's speaker to the motherboard

Then use a screwdriver to quickly touch (short) the two pins that usually connect to your case's power on switch.

See what kind of beeps you get.

If you still get the beeps, my guess is your need to RMA the board, but please post your system's full specs (including your power supply specs)

Good luck!

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Hi folks, I'm upgrading the memory in a T43 2668 CT0.  I purchased a 2GB upgrade kit from Crucial, which consists of 2x1GB SODIMMs. The T43 has 2 upgrade slots: one underneath the machine ("expansion slot"), and one underneath the keyboard ("standard slot"). The 512MB chip that came with the machine was installed in the expansion slot.  The standard slot under the keyboard was empty.  I removed the 512 chip and installed both 1GB chips, and the system wouldn't boot, so I tried all combinations/permutations and have reached the conclusion that the slot under the keyboard is shot.  The system boots and recognizes the 1GB chip in the expansion slot, but it refuses to boot if there is any memory at all in the standard slot. If there is any memory in the standard slot, it gives a 1-4-1-1 beep code and a black screen.  I even tried updating the BIOS but to no avail, it still won't boot if there's anything in that slot under the keyboard.  Am I SOL?   Thanks!


Go to Solution.

Answer:T43 Memory Upgrade Failure, 1-4-1-1 Beep Code

Welcome to the forum! It does sound like the slot under the keyboard is bad.  If you have any warranty remaining, send it in for a repair. If not, Google for a company called Hammershead Technologies, they used to offer this type of repair. Good luck.

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hi there
i am trying to install an a radeon hd 5450 into my m55 and when i i turn it on i get a bios post error beep code of 4233 i have seen online that i way to fix this issue is to disable the internal graphics card but i cant seem to find an option in the bios
the s/n is xxxxxxx and mtm 8814 aa6
please help
Moderator Note; s/n edited for member's own protection

Answer:M55 - graphic card beep codes 4 2 3 3

It might be this card is not supported, but under the VIDEO heading in the bios make sure it is set to PCE and not IGD or AUTOMATIC. If it is set to PCE, then my guess the card is not supported.

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I have a HP xw4600 workstation and I have purchased a new video card and a new power supply. But when I turn it on, the screen stay black and the there is 6 beep. I have looked for solution in this forum and I found something about Legacy mode. But my bios is different and it do not seen to have the Legacy mode. Can you help me?
video card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 1033MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5
P.S. This thread has been moved from Workstations - Itanium-Based, hp9000, Visualize to Workstations - z series, xw series, and legacy x and w series. -HP Forum Moderator

Answer:Video card problem 6 beep

This card is not recommended by HP: I've seen several threads that 'gamer' cards doesn't work in HP workstations.So I don't believe that you can get this running ... sry.V.

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i HAVE A HP PRO 3000 MT (2UAO19OS3P) (PDC-(E6300)-2800-080-2048-DVD-RW) (WMAM9AFT5397) (12107)WHEN INSTALLING GRAPHIC CARD EVGA GTX 560 IT IS GIVING 6 BEEPS WITHOUT ANy DISPLAY AS YOU KNOW THIS PC BIOS DEOSNOT HAVE OPTION OF LEGACY OR SECURE BOOT .I have installed a psu of 450 watt .before this pc i have hp workstation xw 4400 on which it give sometim 6 beep but most of the time it runs   perfectly on the same card .more spec of my pc are following (without the graphic card)------------------System Information------------------Time of this report: 9/18/2016, 17:00:17Machine name: DESKTOP-4PTFS6IOperating System: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release.160906-1759)Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: Hewlett-PackardSystem Model: HP Pro 3000/3080BIOS: v1.10Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHzMemory: 4096MB RAMAvailable OS Memory: 3966MB RAMPage File: 3065MB used, 1603MB availableWindows Dir: C:\WindowsDirectX Version: 10DX Setup Parameters: Not foundUser DPI Setting: Using System DPISystem DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)DWM DPI Scaling: DisabledMiracast: Not AvailableMicrosoft Graphics Hybrid: Not SupportedDxDiag Version: 10.00.10586.0000 64bit Unicode 

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Hi, I have a H415 machine, and I have recently purchased a Radeon 7770 graphic cardAfter installing a new psu and putting in the new graphic card, everytime I start my pc I get the following beep codeLong-Long-short-short-shortI checked and no matter what I do, when starting up, the bios screen will always show in the integrated Graphic monitor, after wards it will switch to the 7770 monitor when it reaches logging page, there's no problem using hte graphic card. I am worries about the beep codesAlsoi cant seem to switch back to my integrated graphic even if i take out my new graphic card, after bios start up, the monitor will just be blank.Someone please help.

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As the title says, I recently upgraded my video card from a Geforce Fx5600 256 mb. I just got my new Geforce eVga Geforce 6800 GS and installed it into the Agp slot. After I turned the computer on, something gave out a very loud continous beep until I turned it off. The video card didn't boot up the monitor either.

I need to know what I am doing wrong here or the issue. Any help would be appreciated.

Configuration:AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+, 2.08
Memory: . . . . . . . . .512MB (Now upgraded to 1 gig)
Hard Drives(s): . . . . .80.1GB, ST380011A
Bios & Motherboard. . . . . ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1Nvidia - 42302e31
Previous Vid card . . . . NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 (256MB)
New Vid card . . . . eVga Geforce 6800 GS (uninstalled)

Answer:New Video card creates a very loud beep.

Does the 6800GS require its own connection to the psu? Many newer cards do (but not all). Look at the very end of the card for an empty 4 pin connector slot. If it has one, you need to plug that in.

If that isn't the problem, then my next guess is that your power supply isn't up to the task and the beeping is it complaining. It is calling to you, asking you to replace it because your new video card is just too demanding.

What make is your PSU and how many watts is it rated at?

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I am getting the Long - Short - Short beep code which I believe to be my video card and I need some suggestions on how to fix it. I think what caused the problem was when i reformatted and started putting drivers back on the laptop, I must have downloaded the wrong video card driver off of the dell website.I have a Dell inspiron 1501 laptop with windows xp.

Answer:Beep Code/Video Card Error

a wrong driver would not cause a beep codeonly the bios has beep codescan you see anything at all on screen?even if you didnt have a driver atleast you would see the bios

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Hello All, I recently replaced the system board in this system (FRU 43C8359) and I cannot get this system to boot with the PCI-e card installed in the system. I get the beep sequence 4-2-3-3. No video showing at all.  I can pull the card and run the system from the integrated video, but how do I get past this beep code with the card installed? Should I try flashing the system BIOS using the integrated video input first? Thoughts?9632-CTOMessage Edited by shawls18 on 06-10-2009 07:27 AM

Answer:M55e 4-2-3-3 beep code with PCI-e card installed

Hi, maybe i could add some interesting aspects...a nvidia quadro 1700 card was build in a M57p, i had to replace the sysboard in case of a problem of the rear-fan thermal control. finally, the nvidia card send video signals spontaneously. (sometimes it does, but mostly not, after starting the system the next day) the funny thing is, i replaced the nvidia card with a similar new one, now the card doesn't work anymore - no output. today i tested the new one in a M52 8113-cto-System and got the beep code 4 2 3 3 and - of course - no video signal from each output. I think, this depends on a biiiig problem with all lenovo power supplies. ^^ They really must be overestimated. For example, my pcie-card nvidia quadro 1700  demands a 500W PSU, but the most powerful Lenovo PSU you could order for such a machine only provides 310W. The Power must be much too less! this really sucks!! but i'm glad to hear, that another people have the same problem.

IT - die Arbeitsbeschaffungsmassnahme aus sich selbst heraus

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Well, decided to upgrade my graphics card due to low fps etc... used to run a Geforce 5700VE and managed to pick up a Ganward 6800GT Golden Touch from ebay. Hooked it all up, turned on the computer and got a loud continuous beep from the graphics card and no signal to my monitor. My only hunch is a lack of power although the fan did start spinning.

The rest of my system spec is:

S755Max Jetway Motherboard
AMD Athlon64 3000+
1.5 GB Ram (3200)
and my power supply is 'KY-450 ATX) 350watt.

Hopefully someone can help!

oh, also i put my old card back in and that works fine.

ALso, the card has got an Accelero X-1 cooling system now.

Answer:Help! Gainward 6800GT upgrade continuous loud beep on startup

Yes, this is likely power. The card uses 150W even before you OC it, and minimum requirements according to Gainward is 300W PSU. If you have the additional power connected, your PSU's 12V+ rail may not have enough amps to run it. The original cooling solution concentrates on the memory, which is good, since OC'g hits the memory hardest. BTW, if you have a "golden touch" you may have gotten touched by the eBayer. Check out the Golden Sample GLH here:

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I just installed a new video card- a GeForce FX 5200 (A5200 8X AGP R) and after I installed the card into the AGP slot and rehooked all back up, my comp will not boot up. Fans come on, green light, etc, but no beep and no monitor. I reinstalled my old card and all boots up correctly. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the problem could be? My previous card was a GeForce4 MX 420.

This is the first card I have installed, but the install directions seemed simple, the card appeared to be seated correctly in the slot, so I can't think what could be wrong.

Thanks so much in advance for any suggestions!

Answer:Installed new GeForce FX 5200 card- no beep no monitor! :(

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I am helping a friend who does not know anything about computers.  I looked up the specs and discovered this laptop can have a max of 2GB of RAM.  It has a single slot with 512MB module in it. The spec call for533Mhz front side busDDR2 SDRAMM533 / PC2-4200 1.8V I ordered and installed a Kingston HyperX Performance 2GB module with above specs. When booting, there is a 1-3-3-1 Beep sequence and no video.  Any Ideas please? 


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Answer:Lenova Thinkpad R52 Model: 18605EU Mem Upgrade Startup Beep Code 1-3-3-1

UPDATE: Went online and discovered the POST code 1-3-3-1 means "Auto Size" or "28 Auto Size"Went to uTube and saw video to disassemble the R52. the case and saw the 2nd slot, which also had a 512MB module.  A spec did show "2 Slots" with 1 empty.So I took it out and placed the 2GB in. Now there's only 1 module.  I will update the CMOS battery (CR 2032) while inside then reassemble and Update the message again.Thanks.

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Greetings, I have an A55 8705-01U that I recently installed an Intel dual port Ethernet adapter into. This box is running pfSense and is a backup firewall. The card is an x4 PCI-E and I put it in the x16 slot. It worked fine, I booted and configured the card. All was well. Then, it randomly wouldn't boot. I wasn't near it at the time, so I brought it out and noticed that when booting I receieved a 4-2-3-3 beep code. Looking it up I notice that occurs when placing a graphics card greater than x1 in the (appearently fake?) x16 slot. This was according to support documents HT035838 and HT001908. Now, I don't particularly believe this. Since the card worked perfectly, but then suddenly quit working. My model number (8705) was also not specifically listed in the support documents above. Anyone have any idea if that's the case? Is this a fake x16 slot? Why did it work fine at first, then suddenly stop? Can the 4-2-3-3 code mean something else? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi guys.

I bought a Toshiba Satellite P100-195 about two weeks ago and ever since I've been having a problem with my sound card that i don't seem to be able to overcome. Everytime i increase/decrease the sound volume (either in audio icon in the system tray or the in control panel) I get a strong beep after I loose the mouse button.

The sound seems to work well but the beep is gets louder everytime I increase the volume and is really annoying. I also noticed that whenever I finish a video/audio conversion in Canopus Procoder 2 I get the same beep even though the files converted are alright and play well. My Satellite P100-195 has a Portuguese Windows Professional MCE.

The beep feels like a BIOS one and not an OS one.
I already reinstalled the audio driver.
Can anyone help me with this?

Jose Felix

Answer:Satellite P100-195 sound card issue - strong beep


Does this strong beep appear on a fresh installing OS form the Toshiba recovery CD?

The second possibility is that your OS has set this strong beep as a program event.
Go to the ?sound and audio devices? and select the tab ?sound?.

There you can check all your sounds which are set to different program events.

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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Answer:Computer wont post and gives me video card beep code error. Please Help!!

3 of 5 rating and lots of DOA's.... Id pull your CPU from it and get a board swap under warranty.

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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

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This is going to sound crazy but my Asus N600/TD video card makes a solid beep/ring when I turn off my computer. This is NOT coming from the motherboard. I turned off my computer and pulled the video card out of the slot and it was still ringing.

As soon as I pull the DVI cable from the card it stops. Turning off the monitor also stops the beer/ringing. However, when I turn the monitor back on, it doesn't start beeping again.

I never heard of a speaker on a Video Card and this really isn't a big deal because everything works great but it's still doesn't seem right.

BTW this doesn't happen when the VGA cable is used. It seems like there is somethign up with the DVI cable or a power issue? I know that when you turn off a computer, the monitor is in a standby mode and not off yet; hence, the orange lights.

Here are the specs

P4 2.4 ghz
Asus P4t 533-c mobo
Asus N6600/TD Video Card
Dell W2300 LCD Monitor/TV


Answer:ASUS N6600/TD Video Card makes a solid beep/ring when PC shutsdown

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

If I found the right card (see pic), the arrow will be pointing to the
onvideo board piasso speaker and right above that is where you plug in the power.
Most video cards that require a separate
molex power supply have these to warn you about power failure. Most often this will occure
durring boot up. First time mine didt it, I had forgotten to connect the power,
they scream like a dickens and like DonNagul, I needed a new pair of undies. :haha:

Barring a faulty DVI cable:
I'm going to assume you have the power connected to your video card, that what is
happening is your psu may be under powered when using digital cable to your Dell LCD.
I'm loose on this thought because you state it doesn't happen when using vga cable.
Also what is the native (digital) res for that Dell Lcd?
You may be running either the card or LCD outside normal range triggering alarm.

P.S. I was just noticing in the pic. just to the left and inbetween the power and speaker, there is a metal ring with copper wire wrapped loosely around it.
I have in the past heard these make similar noise on a MoBO. It would be interesting to know if this could be the cause....just a thought in the dark!

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Hi so I got a brand new video card and I'm having a problem with it. Specifics below:

Video card:
- MSI N750 TF 1GD5/0c

Gateway DX4870-UB21P
Windows 10 Enterprise x64

On boot, it gets to the screen where I can hit escape for bios settings etc. Mind you, I CAN see the video output FROM the new graphics card, so I know it's working. Anyways, I see that screen, and 3-5 seconds later I get the beep code (1 long, 2 short) for "Bad video card" on boot. What could be wrong?

Answer:Getting bios beep code "Bad video card"

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Hey folks,

My first post on here but I'm in serious trouble. I got a "new" (to me anyway) desktop running XP today and found the audio hardware wasn't working. So I pillaged an old machine for its sound card, and inserted that onto the motherboard. Also connected the Aux and CD lines to the top of the daughterboard.

Since then, to my horror, the machine has failed to boot. All plugged in, keyboard working, screen on and being used on another box for this very post. All I get now is the usual chirps from the internal soundcard followed by a few very low notes, definitely depressing so I guess they're suggesting something's failed. There's no further action from the CPU, the fan still works, but there is no screen output whatever.

Have I fried the motherboard without realising?!

Also, ironically, the last failure tone was delivered by my speakers through the originally non-responsive audio hardware!

I'd love a bit of help on this one, because my knowledge of computers' insidey bits is pretty poor.

Many thanks,


Answer:Desktop boot problem after sound card "meddling"... just a "beep" failure tone.

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Question: Beep Beep

Win XP, SP 2,Gigabyte MOB, I just heard a series of beeps from my comp. never heard them before. Could they be a temperature warning?

Answer:Beep Beep

check my recent entry...ive got the same!!anyone help us??never heard it before...

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Question: Beep.sys


My pc keeps on replacing the beep.sys file with an infected one. I have scanned the pc with malwarebytes, spybot,avg, antivir, sdfix,etc. Everything seems to fix it but with in seconds the beep.sys file is again back and infected. I have tried to replace it delete it but still it comes back in seconds, together with this there is a popup that comes up that tell me to put in the xp cd because some files is overwritten. In the registry the key beep I can't delete it nor can I change the permissions on it.

In save mode the popup does not start about the xp cd that is needed. I really need help on this as I don't know what else to do and reinstall is not an option if possible.

ROOTREPEAL ? AD, 2007-2009
Scan Start Time: 2009/10/15 06:08
Program Version: Version
Windows Version: Windows XP SP2

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xAE68F000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Hidden/Locked Files
Path: C:\Program Files\Hunting Unlimited\sys
Status: Size mismatch (API: 182912, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\system volume information\catalog.wci\
Status: Size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 196608)

Path: C:\System Volume Information\catalog.wci\00010004.dir
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

Path: ... Read more


I can see the problem is in the registry, but the registry entry beep can't be accesed in the registry. Access denied is the error I get and the permissions can't be changed. Any ideas?

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Question: What the beep?


I'm more curious what happened here. I've already fixed the problem, but still I'd like to know what it was.

I was installing a DVD drive the other day. My current CD drive didn't have a master/slave cable on it, so I switched it with the cable that my hard drive was using. Once everything was hooked up, I powered up the PC and started getting an odd beeping sound from the mother board. It would buzz for a second, than stop for a second, then buzz for a second etc.. No signal was ever sent to the monitor when this happened. I pulled stuff off the mother board one by one to see if one of them was causing the beep (video card, modem, drives, everything). Finally I just had the mother board cpu and power supply hooked up. Still got the beeping. I then (kind of frustrated now) hooked everything back up the way it was originally, and it worked. I added the DVD player, and that worked too.

What the beep was that beeping buzzing sound? Why did it go away, what might I have done wrong??????

- Beck

Answer:What the beep?

Beep codes indicate hardware (usually video) problems with your system. The specifc series of beeps communicates the exact issue. To know what it means, you'd have to know the BIOS make, model and version. This info can usually be found using a system info utility like SANDRA or Everest

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Question: Beep???

i've been having a problem with my computer'll start beeping, freeze and then restart for no reason at all?? i opened my case up and figured out that the beeping is coming from the hard drive? but i dont know what is causing it... does ne1 know of anything that might help? i tried restoring my comp re-installing windows all that n i even installed windows sp2 and all the anti viruses n what not but its still doing it..please help if u know what is wrong..


Unless the hardware world changed without me knowing about it, hard drives don't beep.

They are, however, often installed very close to the case speaker (a small round speaker that is used pretty much just to generate error beeps).

The key here would be to post the indentification of your motherboard (manufacturer, model) and what kind of BIOS is installed on it, and then describe the beeping (how many beeps, are they short, long, etc).

The beeps are saying something is wrong. What we need is to figure out what they're saying. That involves knowing the language (what BIOS is doing the talking) and the words (3 short beeps, a long and four short, whatever).

Usually when BIOS complains like this it's about the video card or the memory or something basic and important like that. Once the problem is identified it should be a simple matter of replacing the failing parts.

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Question: What the beep??

Today my computer started beeping every 10 minutes or so and it's really loud. I rebooted but it still beeps. The computer is in my bedroom and I'll have to turn it off to sleep if I can't figure out what's causing it.

It's not the soft beep somebody said was the computer re-initializing - but more like an alert.

Can anybody help with this nuisance?

Answer:What the beep??

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Question: It goes Beep

My Vista desk top is acting up more and more. When it goes to a new web page sometimes it will freeze and hang there for a long time. If you touch the keyboard during this period the tower will make a beep noise.
Still nothing is responding during this period other than it making the beep noise.

After a while I can use ctrl,alt,delete to get to the control screen and start again.

Any idea why the computer is doing this and can I fix it so it does not "go beep" any more?

Answer:It goes Beep

Run memtest: PassMark MemTest86 - Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Question: No beep

replaced ram with 1 gig ddr2 -system didn`t restart no beep sound on my p5vd2-mx motherboard..

Answer:No beep

Did you check to see if you bought the right kind of RAM (memory)?

Perhaps, you could start by sharing the following info:

1. Details (Make/Model No.) of your previous memory modules (RAM)

2. Details (Make/Model No.) of the new 1GB DDR2 memory you purchase

3. Rest of your system specs. ?

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Sometimes when i type something on my keyboard, then i hear a beep from my headphones, and like typing is disabled then... Even while writing this here im getting those beeps... help pls, its been like that for 2 days.

Answer:beep or something...

You might be hearing "Keyboard Clicks" I'd suggest that you explore your keyboard settings and disable anything that resembles keyboard clicks or key sounds. Here's how you do it on a Dell:

Press [FN] + [F1] to enter the Setup program.
Press [ALT] + [P] (both at the same time) to go to the second page.
Highlight Keyboard Click: and press the [Right arrow] key (->) to set
it to Disabled.
Press [ESC] to exit the Setup program.
Now the keyboard will not emit a beep tone when you type.

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Today I hear "Beep" from my T43, everything else is fine.I checked the battery, it's still 99%.The only problem I had recently is the fan. I bought a Cooling Pad and put the laptop in it. The first several hours the Cooling Pad seems cooled down the temperature, but after several hours, the Cooling Pad become very hot as if it's cooking the laptop.I threw away the Cooling Pad. But when reboot, sometimes I got error message of "Fan not fixed". This message gone when I push Esc and reboot again.Now I get the "Beep". How to check where the "Beep" come from?Thanks!


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Answer:Where this Beep come from?

what is the sequence of the beep code? just a single beep?If you are running very hot, then you should think about cleaning the heatsink and the vent for any sign of dusts.

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Question: Beep,Beep,Beep

After a few days drying out, my machine is at least attempting to start. It goes as far as the beep and stops. The keyboard is not lighting up and the monitor says no computer. I have opened and cleaned it up as much a possible. The floppy drive doesn't even kick over. Any help would be appreciated. It just repeatedly beeps. It got pretty wet in an accident about a week ago. Any ideas where to go from here?


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Question: BEEP on s+l+o

This one is weird, and annoying. On my W500, I do the following:Keep 's' and 'w' keys pressed. Hit the 'p' key. The machine beeps. 's'+'l' then 'o' also reproduces the problem. There are many more combinations that reproduce the beep. This is really annoying. Is there a fix for this? 

Thinkpad W500, WSXGA+, ATI V5700. 4GB DDR3, [email protected] RPM

Answer:BEEP on s+l+o

Try this solution and let us know if it helps.

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Question: beep beep beep

I just got a new system and the motherboard constantly gives three beeps on boot, which according to the manual is a main memory read/write error.

To save you looking it up in my profile, it's an ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard, and the memory is Corsair's 1024MB TwinX, DDR 400, PC3700 RAM (four 512MB chips totalling 2.0 Gig).

I can't stop it doing it, the memory tests out fine, and it even does it if I install EACH memory chip separately - I can't believe they are ALL faulty! Is it because the speed is too high for the board? Should I go into the bios and "tone it down" a bit - if so some kind soul will have to give me the *****'s guide on how to do it.

I've tried Tech Service at asus on [email protected], but the email just gets bounced as undeliverable (very helpful - NOT).


Answer:beep beep beep

Does your system work OK? Run some memory testing programs, if they come out good, don't bother yourself.

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Question: Beep.sys

Tonight I clicked on a link and my comp froze. Windows wont start , it says beep.sys is dumping physical memory, what is this and what do I do? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!


Will it start in safe mode.
Tap F8 at startup.

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Ok. I am helping my friend build his computer. We got everything hooked up. His powersupply hasn't came in yet, so we took the one out of his old Dell, and shoved it in there. Heh

He has:
Athlon 64 3000+
3 Extra Fans
Radeon 9600

Our problem is :
All of the fans come on, and I believe the harddrive is running. The CD-drive lights up in the front but the green light keeps blinking. We try to stick the little needle thing to open it, and when we get the cddrive open, it automatically shuts back. So it keeps wanting to shut itself, even when it is shut.

Nothing ever comes up.. and we never hear a beep. There is this red light at the top/left of the motherboard (looking from the backside of the computer) that appears.

We tried unhooking all the fans, except the CPU fan of course, and it still does it.

Our conclusion is that it is either the powersupply or the processor.

We are going to wait till the powersupply comes in and try that one, just in case.

What does this sound like?

Also.. the motherboard could also be the problem I imagine. I am going to get him to make sure the CPU is down good..

Answer:Nothing comes up, no beep , wow

Although I have heard that the newest Dells use power supplies with wiring that matches the rest of the world, the older ones did not. Do not try to use that power supply again. Keep your fingers crossed that nothing got fried in the process

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Question: Beep Beep?

HI thx again for help
My computer makes Beeping sounds when iam on usualy on the it cuz its overheating or something cuz its gets hot and it only happends on the afternoons. I usually just restart or shut my comp off. Sometimes it even shuts off automatically. Is it just overheating or is it something else?

Answer:Beep Beep?

usually you get a beep code when your machine POST's but during running time mi ght be a heat alarm , go into your BIOS and change your settings to either up the tempreture alert or turn it off altogether

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