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Beep: 6 seconds on, 3 seconds off

This is a new installation. I've been through all the installation instructions in the manual and think I have it right. When I power up, I get a long repeating beep - 6 seconds on and 3 seconds off. The fans all come on. The hard drive powers up. I have a keyboard connected. We have a AGP graphics card, and PCI NIC and USB1 cards. The CPU is a Pentium 4. We have 3 266MHz memory DIMMs (512MB, 256MB, 256MB). All of the above hardware was moved to this motherboard from another motherboard that stopped working (Windows would reboot at random). Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot? Thanks!!

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Re: Beep: 6 seconds on, 3 seconds off

Pull all the cards out. Put in the CPU and fan, just one memory chip, the video card and the hard drive. Plug in just the power supply and the powerbutton switch to motherboard. Don't connect anything but the monitor, mouse and keyboard. If you still get beeps, try another memory chip (just one). I don't know the beep codes for your motherboard so we have to do this one step at a time.

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