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Beeps beeps beeps everwhere on my desktop

Just installed new psu, switched it on to hear most annoying....beep.beep.beep.....beep.beep.beep.....beep.beep.beep.... you get the picture i am sure...help me please before i reach for the hammer. i have taken everything out of slots, i have changed the memory sticks around, still beep.beep.beep its ringing in my ears. :o(

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  • vipes1977 May 26, 2009

    Guys, thanks for your advice, dont want to seem ungreatful but i said PSU power supply unit not CPU. the thing is still driving me nuts. will post my spec 2moro as it is time for bed. cheers.

  • vipes1977 May 27, 2009

    well, tried all today, even took it to the computer bloke and the of them looked at it tried all sorts and came to the conclusion my mother board had been taken out too by the power cut. now have a hdd case connected to my laptop. cheers guys for your help.



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AMD Duron, AMD Athlon are the only supported cpu's for this motherboard

and for memory it only supports
up to 3gb of DDR SDRAM at 400, 333, or 266 Mhz if you are using anythingng else that could be the main problem

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    tonyw514 May 26, 2009

    i need to know the specs on your memory.

    you must only use
    DDR SDRAM
    400, 333, 266 MHz
    and can be no more than 3 gigs total

    also it only supports AMD Duron, AMD Athlon processors.

    it would a great help to know the specs of the memory and processor you are using.

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Depends on the BIOS. The beep code means ether the memory or CPU. Since you are attempting to install a another CPU its probably a problem with the CPU itself (dameged or incompatible) or a BIOS setting problem. Also make sure you always use thermal paste. The replacement CPU might be heating up and not functioning.

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  • Teddi B May 26, 2009

    Yea I totally missed that one I thought you misspelled. What's the power supply brand and model? If you know your motherboard's BIOS you can probrably find information on beep-codes.

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