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When i switch on my desktop I get 5 beeps which repeats - I understand this is a processor error. How do I resolve?

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Hai guru

u remove ur processor then replug ur processor apply the heatshing paste then this problem is slove

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try this beep code means.

No beep means short,no power,bad CPU,loose peripherals.
One beep means everything is normal running motherboard.
Two beep means CMOS error IC.
One long beep,one short beep means motherboard problem.
One long beep,two short beeps means video card problem.
Three long beeps means keyboard error.
Repeated long beeps means memory error.
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Usually this kind of beep code is an indication of a cpu or processor heat problem.
Make sure the processor fan is running by opening up the case and looking at it.

Also try claening out the inside of the pc,you can use a can of compressed air and a vacum cleaner for this.If the processor fan is not working get a new one,it should always be on when the pc is on.

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POST AMI BIOS beep codes
  • 1 - Memory refresh timer error
  • 2 - Parity error in base memory (first 64 KiB block)
  • 3 - Base memory read/write test error
  • 4 - Mother board timer not operational (check all PSU to MB connectors seated)
  • 5 - Processor failure
  • 6 - 8042 Gate A20 test error (cannot switch to protected mode)
  • 7 - General exception error (processor exception interrupt error)
  • 8 - Display memory error (system video adapter)
  • 9 - AMI BIOS ROM checksum error
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It all depends how many beeps there were.
From http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12253_div/12253_div.HTML
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