Question about FIC VC19 Motherboard
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!!
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.
Posted on Jun 30, 2007
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AMI BIOS beep codes
Below are the AMI BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
Beep Code Descriptions Document
1 short DRAM refresh failure CH000996
2 short Parity circuit failure CH000607
3 short Base 64K RAM failure CH000996
4 short System timer failure CH000607
5 short Process failure CH000607
6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error CH000383
7 short Virtual mode exception error CH000607
8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure CH000607
9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure CH000607
10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error CH000239
11 short Cache Memory error CH000607
1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure CH000996
1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed CH000607
For more information go to: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm#04
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