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That code means the motherboard detects a memory problem. Try reseating the memory modules. If that does not work you have a failure on the motherboard somewhere that interferes with the memory buss. I would inspect the motherboard for bad capacitors or replace it.

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Beeping on start up


The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers. Use these codes before referring to the other codes when they occur.
Beeps Description 1 short beep and 1 long beep Memory problem 2 short beeps and 1 long beep (repeats 5 times) Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed 3 short beeps and 1 long beep CPU configuration error or CPU type is not compatible The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers that can occurwhile restoring, flashing or updating the BIOS :
Beeps Description 1 short beep Legacy floppy drive or CD/DVD drive not detected 2 short beeps Floppy diskette or compact disc not detected 3 short beeps Unable to start flashing (such as when missing a utility or BIOS image) 4 short beeps Flashing failed (checksum error, corrupted image, etc.) 5 short beeps BIOS recovery successful
You can refer to the link mentioned below for further troubleshooting:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=bph07107#N589

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3 log beeps on power on


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):

(AWARD BIOS)
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

(AMI BIOS)
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.

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Er-290 wont stop beeping


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The beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram, all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk, and remains 1 short beep : Normal POST - 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: Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps : keyboard card
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

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What is the problem when you troubleshoots your computer and you unplug all peripherals except the CPU, motherbaord and the power supply was left but still has a strange beep


Check all data and power leads connecting to motherboard.

start up beeping sounds


1 short beep : Normal POST - 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: Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps : keyboard card


http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

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1 short beep
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On startup beep how many beep do you hear?


1 short beep
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Switching DDR cards solved the problem. I was getting long beeps every 2 seconds. No short beeps. Just one long beep every 2 seconds. Thanks Josh Whitehead.

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Sony vaio athlon 2800+ started beeping,one long beep lights flash


listen carefully to the beeps
One Long Beep, One Short Beep= motherboard problems.
One Long Beep, 2 Short Beep= video problems.
One Long Beep, 3 Short Beep= video problems.
Repeated long beeps = memory failure
continious long and short beeps = Cpu overheating

hope this helps

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