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Unable to turn on the CPU

Whenever I turn on the CPU, there's a long beeping sound that repeats and the numbers 3 & 4 are lit. What am I supposed to do to solve it?

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  • Laurent55 Jan 22, 2009

    exactly same pb.. no idea on how to solve it !

  • Laurent55 May 11, 2010

    how to change the bad memory module?

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Read in another site that the pb may be linked to a compatibility issue between the pc and a logitech webcam driver.. if you have then try to remove it..

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This is an indication of bad memory module. Change it/them.

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The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers. Use these codes before referring to the other codes when they occur.
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You can refer to the link mentioned below for further troubleshooting:
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Do you mean that your computer does not turn on just casing light lit on and Fan runs only? What means new, memory and case?

If just lights on, fan runs but no image on monitor or blank screen, you should hear some kind of sound form inside of the CPU casing. This is called beep code. If you hear continuous beep or 3 same beep with same length, it means your motherboard is missing RAM, just connect it properly. If does not work or stop try a good RAM installing to see the result and plug your this RAM to a working machine that have the same kind of RAM.
If you hear one long beep with two short beep After PC switching on, or Two long beep with one short beep following - that means your Graphics card is not connected properly, or damaged or miss matching. If you do not have any beep code after switching on the machine, your motherboard may not have build in emergency speaker. Try to clear this things first. Please mention details of your computer with model number of your motherboard. Let me know updates.

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My PC is making a beep sound and nothing is showing on the monitor. it is an hp tower desk top


Whenever you hear a system beep it means the system is hung due to a hardware error. How many beeps does it make? The number off beeps can help you dtermine what the issue may be. It could be a video card failure, cpu failure, ram failure, or even a power supply issue. The beeps aren't very specific but they can give you a starting point. Given that it is such a generic error code I would suggest taking the PC to a repair center. I wish I could be of more assistance. If you have any further questions please feel free to reply in this thread.

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that sounds. are memory problem related :


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Hi , here are the codes. listen closely.

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Check the CPU fan or BIOS settings for proper fan speed.
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Beeps Error Message Description 1-1-2 CPU test failure The CPU is faulty. Replace the CPU. Low 1-1-2 System board select failure Replace the motherboard. 1-1-3 CMOS read/write error The real time clock CMOS is faulty. Replace the CMOS if possible. 2-x-x RAM failure Replace the RAM module if possible. 3-2-4 Keyboard controller failure The keyboard controller has failed. Replace the IC if possible. 3-3-1 CMOS RAM power bad Replace the CMOS battery or CMOS RAM if possible. 3-3-2 CMOS configuration error The CMOS configuration has failed. Restore the configuration or replace the battery if possible. 3-3-4 Video memory failure There is a problem with the video memory. Replace the video adapter if possible. 4-3-1 RAM test failure System RAM addressing circuitry is faulty. Replace the motherboard.
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I have an Asus p4s533-mx motherboard which boots and runs fine (sometimes). But when I perform a warm boot, it often won't pass POST. The beep code is one long and two short. If I power it down and let it...


The response from ASUS tech support - It's a standard Award BIOS, so they're the standard beep codes.

So I wrote the following on page 3-4 of my user guide:

1 long + 2 short = Video adaptor error
1 long + 3 short = No video card or bad video RAM

high freq beeps while running = Overheated cpu

repeating high/low = cpu problem

repeating (endless loop) = memory error

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