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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.

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  • jmosley292 May 22, 2009

    I have taken the ram out and replaced each stick each time with restart, no help it continues to beep during start up and then in to windows. It offers to let me go into my set up on start, or load windows. the beeps are duh duuh duh duuh or listen to a police car from europe. literally.

  • jmosley292 May 22, 2009

    yes a continuous beeping duh duuh duh duuh police car sound... but i can turn it on and surf the web but i dont want to break it. i was hoping it was a quick fix but.....

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  • jmosley292 May 25, 2009

    Tks for all the information. I went to my set up and bios and disabled the beeping noise. I was having problems with my graphics card so im sure its the problem. So when i get cash ill buy a new one and enable the beeping again. tks so much my kids can now enjoy the free kids games on the net, and may be one day ill get back on EQ "crack" lol


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Hi there.
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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    Lee Hodgson May 22, 2009

    so you are saying that it is a continuous beep? none long or short just continuous?

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    Lee Hodgson May 22, 2009

    The computer has an issue with some hardware that's connected to it.
    Start by unplugging all the devices one at a time to troubleshoot which hardware it is, restarting the machine after each disconnection, if you have to completely disassemble the computer and re-assemble it making sure all connections are nice and tight and that all the fans work especially the CPU fan, try using the on-board graphics while you troubleshoot if you have it.

    Good luck and post back if you need anymore help or advice.


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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 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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