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When i boot Gigabyte K8N-SLI a long beep is heard untill completely booted

When i boot up my mobo it starts but a loong beep from about a minite or a minute and a half is heard, The strange thing is that my fan on the cpu stops untill this boot is completed. it runs like a champ but it is annoying and i am a fraid that it will cause some trouble with the cpu in the long run. I have upgraded the BIOS to version 9. is there someone who has the same problem i swapped memory out and in different banks. it look like it starts when i get the video message on the screen. video card Radeon 1300 with DVI. Thanks in advance for any help

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  • Cor Jansen Apr 24, 2007

    This is a brand new mobo and graphic card. the reason was a mobo fialure from Asus that i swapped it out. I will try this tip. thanks for your help.

  • Cor Jansen Apr 24, 2007

    I bought this one with the mobo, But how is it possible then that after the boot i have no issues at all anymore. Is there a possibility that that this can be caused by temperature. The time of the beep is different each time. and when i reboot you don't hear it at all, Like i said it work like a champ after the first boot you don't hear it anymore.




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Long beeps can indicate a processor or board failure, but i would check your graphics card first, uninstall it in device manager and then remove and reseat the card. Although i think there is mobo failure imminent

Posted on Apr 24, 2007

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    andrew pester Apr 24, 2007

    If you know the mobo is good, then perhaps the processor is your only other problem.



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