The mother board has died. Im on my 3rd board under warranty!!!!! there is a small fan on this board, underneath is a nvidia graphis chip that fries and when it goes it makes that beeping and shows nothing on the monitor.
1st time lasted 15 months then fried above mentioned chip under fan ,electrical smell.
2nd time lasted 2 months no smell just beeps and nothing on monitor.
3rd time still putting back together.
every time the board was replaced not repaired, check serial number
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Gigabyte doesn't list 3 long beeps as an error code, so I'm not sure if you're actually getting 3 short beeps or maybe 1 long and 2 short or... But, for reference, Gigabyte's error code list is as follows (depending on whether you have an AWARD BIOS or an AMI):
1 short beep: System normal
2 short beep: CMOS Error
1 long beep and 1 short beep: Memory error
1 long beep and 2 short beep: Graphic card error
1 long beep and 3 short beep: AGP error
1 long beep and 9 short beep: Memory Error
Continuous long beep: Memory not correctly installed
Continuous short beep: Power supply unit failed
1 short beep: Memory Error
2 short beep: Memory parity check error.
3 short beep: Basic memory 64K address check error
4 short beep: Real Time Clock malfunction .
5 short beep: CPU error
6 short beep: Keyboard error
7 short beep: CPU interruption error
8 short beep: Graphic card error
9 short beep: Memory error
10 short beep: CMOS error
11 short beep: CPU cache memory malfunction
It might not be a lot of help, but it's somewhere to start... and at least this way you'll know what to be listening for.
Hello, here is a list of beep code for Award bios chip, which is the one present on you memory card:
repeated beeps - DRAM error repeated short beeps - Power error Repeated high & low beeps - Processor is damaged/Overheated
1 short - System boot successfull 2 short - CMOS setting error 1 long 1 short - DRAM or M/B error 1 long 2 short - Monitor or display card error 1 long 3 short - Keyboard error 1 long 9 short - BIOS ROM error
I don't remember the speed of the repeted beeps for the award bios. But in your case if this is not a DRAM issue, you might try to check if the beeping remain the same once the cmos battery removed (the flat batterie that looks taken out of a watch). If so this means that it needs to be replaced.
Did you check your monitor with other system or individually. If it
works fine in these conditions then the issue belongs to your pc. First
of all, you have to confirm that is it the problem of VGA itself or the
motherboard. For this, you have to see that does system beep when you
start it because system with beeps having the error and the beep sound
with continuous or 2-3 beeps relate with different issues. I am going to
write down the beep conditions.
1 short beep
Normal POST - system is ok
2 short beeps
POST Error - error code shown on
Power supply or system board problem
Power supply, system board, or
Repeating short beeps
Power supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beep
System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps
Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps
3270 keyboard card
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
The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However, they are only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case. gAMI BIOS Beep Codes *Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully. *Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal. 1 beep Refresh failure 2 beeps Parity error 3 beeps Base 64K memory failure 4 beeps Timer not operational 5 beeps Processor error 6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure 7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error 8 beeps Display memory read/write failure 9 beeps ROM checksum error 10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error 11 beeps Cache memory bad g AWARD BIOS Beep Codes 1 short: System boots successfully 2 short: CMOS setting error 1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error 1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error 1 long 3 short: Keyboard error 1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error Continuous long beeps: DRAM error Continuous short beeps: Power error
First you need to know which BIOS you have and how many beeps it is producing... these beeps are the POST - Power On Self Test. They tell us if there are problems such as missing keyboard, video card not working, memory faults etc...
Then you need to go to the appropriate BIOS site and see what the number of beeps mean.
If it is a single beep - it means all is well...
As you are not getting anything more you should check to see if the Hard Drive (HD) light flashes - if so - the HD is probably operating ok and loading your system but there is either a problem with your monitor or video card... borrow another monitor and see if that helps...
But it all depends on the number of beeps you get and what kind - long and short beeps (like morse code).
have you tried to isolate what the cause of the problem? first check the video card if is properly inserted into the slot, and check the memory, and cable from CPU to monitor if it is connected properly. then boot your system. And try to observe this beep error code this might help you locate where the problem is.
short beep System is OK 2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem 1 long, 1 short beep System board problem 1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA) 3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card