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Any reboot results in several bios beeps similar to what's described above. After powered off for 30-60 minutes the system will POST and some bios settings need to be set, such as CPU speed and absence of the floppy drive. System will then reboot fine.

However, any reboot requires a 30-60 minute cooldown even if it has only been up for a few minutes.

It's running with the case open, and I just replaced the PSU. Have previously replaced the battery, as it looked like the battery was dead since it seemed to lose its bios settings.

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Check this site for bios beep codes...

I would also check on your computer temperature, the cpu, graphics card and motherboard temp... make sure they dont overheat. temp differs for each component so just research the manufacturer and recommended temps for your computer

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Motherboard BIOS Recovery Jumper
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A blown CPU will usually be indicated bu there being NO beeps from the system (see below)

If the CPU appears to be generating heat, visually inspect the board, look for blown or blowing capacitors (the small cylinder like components) on the motherboard, any that are bulging or leaking a brown residue, or have blown, will render the motherboard inoperative.

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