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The motherboard makes a 3 second beep over and over.

When I turn on the computer during POST the motherboard buzzer makes a 3 second long beep error code. I was wondering what error code this is? It has very little thermal compound on the CPU because the Bracket broke and I had to remove it and zip tie the CPU/HeatSink/FoxConn fan. I am looking to replace the mother board, Case, PSU and CPU. I am a student at Western Governors University and taking information systems management and Network Security I will also be receiving MCSE, CISCO, ORACLE, A+ Tech and some other certifications and I am into gaming when I have time .What Asus Motherboard would you suggest I get. I would like to use my PC2700-PC3200 memory?

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  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    sry i'm a **** i know.

    Usually the 3 beeps is memory related.

    Try reseating the memory or just using one stick if you've got more than one.

    Hope this helps.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    OMG if you can't figure this one out by yourself you've got a LONG WAY to go.

    Good luck with that education.



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Award Bios BEEP Codes
1 Long Beep: Memory problem
Explanation: There is a failure of some sort related to the system memory.
Diagnosis: The first bank of memory probably has a failure of some sort; this is usually just a physical problem such as an incorrectly inserted module, but may also mean a bad memory chip in a module. It is possible that there is a failure related to the motherboard or a system device as well.

• 1 Long, then 2 Short Beeps: Video error
Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.
• 1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error
Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.
• Continuous Beeping: Memory or video problem
Explanation: The system is producing constant beeping in no specific pattern, or a fast "ringing" sound.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the system memory, or possibly the video card. The memory is more likely--the system complains long and loud if it can't find any usable memory, as there is no way to even start the boot process when this is the case. The motherboard itself could also be the problem.
• Other Beep Codes
Explanation: You have encountered an Award BIOS beep code I do not have documented.
Diagnosis: Award says that any beep patterns other than "one long followed by two short" are likely problems with the system memory. However, of late they have started adding other beep codes to their systems as well.

Hope this helps.

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Nick,

That beep code usually signifies one of the devices connected to your motherboard is having an issue and the motherboard is not able to past the POST.

You will have to do some digging to determine the cause of the problem. First step, remove the RAM, and see if the error code changes.

How did the bracket brake? If it is broken your CPU or CPU Socket might have gone bad.

If you're thinking about upgrading, you might as well ditch the PC2700-3200 and upgrade to DDR2 or DDR3. PC2700 is DDR which is becoming a phased out product line. Just FYI.

Hope this helps.

As a reminder, if this post helps, please rate it. Thankyou.

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