Question about Abit Fatal1ty AN8 SLi Motherboard
I am having problems with my graphics card and thought it was settings in my CMOS so i pulled the battery and then replaced it. Now when i turn on the machine, it beeps sounding like a european police car. i have an AN8 mother board and an nvida 7800GTX. Any help would be great.
Usually when the motherboard beeps there is a problem with some hardware or in most cases its the system memory that's at fault.
Get yourself a clean, soft, dry paintbrush, take the system memory out of the slots, clean the brass contacts on the memory sticks and also clean away any dust that may have built up on the slots that the memory goes into, after that blow any residual dust away and reseat the memory making sure its in nice and tight, then try to power up the computer.
Please post back with the results and if it still doesn't work please count the beeps and post back whether they are long or short.
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Posted on May 22, 2009
Hello, I have been running the non-SLI version of this same motherboard for about 4 years and have over 26,000 run-time hours on it (I used to run some personal web-server programs on it so most of the time the system is on 24/7)....If the fix that leecom72 gave you didn't work try this....
The "european police car" sound can also be caused from the system sensing a cooling fan failure. Check your fans, if they all look like they are running fine then go into the bios, uGuru page and check the fan monitoring settings. It may be set to monitor a fan that you don't have plugged in, so it thinks the fan has failed....in that case just disable the monitoring of that fan. Or it may be that the low speed limit for the fan warning is too low for a particular fan running at a certain voltage (as with this motherboard you can have the fan speeds vary depending on certain temps). If that is the case either turn the low limit down or turn the fan voltage up a little to get it to spin a little faster.
After all those hours of running this system I finally had the Northbridge chip fan start to, and finally fail....and each time the fan speed got too low the system would make the noise you describe. So give your fans and setting a check. If you need help on finding and adjusting the uGuru settings you can refer to your user manual or download the manual from the Abit website.
Hopefully I've been able to help with your problem..... =)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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the beeping sounds is possibly post your graphics card might be the culprit make sure that your RAM and Cmos battery have secure dust free seatings some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
the very first work is done by the ram,all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active untill turned off.
test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive the leads from your
make sure that your RAM and Cmos battery have secure dust free seatings
some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
(motherboard to your hard drive) Sata make sure they have dust free secure connections and are not faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty
even something as small as a faulty fan lead can cause you problems a computer needs all of the power and data to travel through every working device and to
have an end for a computer to be able work properly
make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust
if you remove your graphics card restart your computer the found new hardware should activate
hope this helps
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