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While using my Media Center PC sometimes I get loud beeps from the MB. It seems to happen when a lot of memory is being accessed ( watching and recording a TV show at the same time ) or when the harddrive is being used intensively ( for the same reason ). How can I check whether this is a memory problem, a harddrive problem, or something else ?

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Your ASUS motherboard uses an Award Bios. Open the link provided;
Check the beep codes listed.
Everything you mentioned can easily point to a possible overheating problem. Try cleaning your system fans. Everything electronic will attract dust and dirt which makes your parts run hotter.
If your PC is sitting on the floor the attraction is increased.
Use canned air if you do not have a air compressor. (Do not touch the fans blades while their turning during cleaning), they will break. Pull your system memory and than reseat it. If the loud beeps continue you might consider installing a bolder fan that pulls more cooler air into your case. If your CPU heatsink and fan assembly is clogged with dust you may consider replacing it. Your ASUS motherboard will shut its self down if your system gets too hot. Your ASUS MB also has a bios setting that allows you to check just what the tempture is. See page
4-36 section 4.5.4 in your manual. It wouldn't hurt to install, ASUS PC Probe II from your ASUS CD.

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    If you want to test your system memory you'll need testing software. The link for that is listed here;

    Instruction on listed on the site. Scroll down the page untill you come to the three screen snap shots. Listed below these is the memory testing software. As the site shows you can create a bootable floppy disk if you have a floppy disk drive in your system. If you don't have a floppy disk drive you can create a bootable ISO CD. To help you create an ISO image with nero 6 see the link provided;

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