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Re: 4 seconds long beep
Are you sure that it only the one long beep? Usually there are additional short beeps after the long one, unless it is the DRAM problem listed here:
Award and Phoenix BIOS:
1 short beep: Normal 2 short beeps: CMOS error 1 long and 1 short beep: DRAM error 1 long and 2 short beeps: Video card error 1 long and 3 short beeps: Keyboard error, or video card error 1 long and 9 short beeps: ROM error Long continuous beeps: DRAM not installed correctly, bad memory, or incompatable Short continuous beeps: Bad power supply
none power supply, motherboard, or PC speaker is no good. 1 short system RAM Refresh failure. 2 short memory error 3 short same as 2 beeps; follow diagnosis above. 4 short system timer error 5 short cpu Failure. Replace the CPU or possibly the motherboard. 6 short keyboard error 7 short cpu or motherboard error 8 short video card error 9 short rom checksum error 10 short cmos error 11 short cache memory error 1 long, 3 short memory test failure. 1 long, 8 short Display test failure
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depending on the number of beeps and their durations you can search your motherboards bios beep codes which should tell you the general area of the fail
try unplugging and re-seating
videocard / monitor
these are the usual main culprits
black out can be caused by series of things. Power supply is one. Second is the motherboard, memory and the processor aside from the video card. Motherboard and processor can be isolated,first is to remove the rest of the devices such as hard disk and cards and memory. Beep sound means your board is still doing fine. Re install all the devices and power on again. Good luck
AMI (American Megatrends International) BIOS Beep Codes. AMI BIOS uses beeps of the same length and pitch. The error is displayed as a number of beeps. For example, 4 beeps indicated a timer failure. BEEP CODE MEANING POSSIBLE CAUSE 1 Beep (No video) Memory refresh failure Bad memory 2 Beeps Memory parity error Bad memory 3 Beeps Base 64K mem failure Bad memory 4 Beeps Timer not operational Bad motherboard 5 Beeps Processor error Bad processor 6 Beeps 8042 Gate A20 failure Bad CPU or Motherboard 7 Beeps Processor exception Bad processor 8 Beeps Video memory error Bad video card or memory 9 Beeps ROM checksum error Bad BIOS 10 Beeps CMOS checksum error Bad motherboard 11 Beeps Cache memory bad Bad CPU or motherboard
Award BIOS Beep Codes Award BIOS uses beeps of varying duration. A long beep will typically last for 2 seconds while a short beep will last only 1 second. Award BIOS also uses beeps of different frequency to indicate critical errors. If an Award BIOS detects that the CPU is overheating it may play a high pitched repeating beep while the computer is running. BEEP CODE MEANING POSSIBLE CAUSE 1 Long, 2 Short Video adapter failure Bad video adapter Repeating (Endless loop) Memory error Bad memory or bad connection 1 Long, 3 Short Video adapter failure Bad video adapter or memory High freq. beeps (while running) CPU is overheating CPU fan failure Repeating High, Low beeps CPU failure Bad processor
Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes Phoenix BIOS uses beep code patterns to indicate problems. In the table below the '-' indicates a brief pause between beeps. Example: 1 - 1 - 2 would sound like BEEP <pause> BEEP <pause> BEEP BEEP
BEEP CODE MEANING POSSIBLE CAUSE 1 - 1 - 2 CPU / motherboard failure Bad CPU / motherboard 1 - 1 - 3 CMOS read/write failure Bad motherboard 1 - 1 - 4 BIOS ROM failure Bad BIOS chip 1 - 2 - 1 Timer failure Bad motherboard 1 - 2 - 2 DMA failure Bad motherboard 1 - 2 - 3 DMA failure Bad motherboard 1 - 3 - 1 Memory refresh failure Bad memory 1 - 3 - 2 64K memory failure Bad memory 1 - 3 - 3 64K memory failure Bad memory 1 - 3 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory 1 - 4 - 1 Address line failure Bad memory 1 - 4 - 2 Parity error Bad memory 1 - 4 - 3 Timer failure Bad motherboard 1 - 4 - 4 NMI port failure Bad motherboard 2 - 1 - 1 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 1 - 2 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 1 - 3 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 1 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 2 - 1 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 2 - 2 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 2 - 3 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 2 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 3 - 1 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 3 - 2 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 3 - 3 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 3 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 4 - 1 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 4 - 2 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 4 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory 2 - 4 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory 3 - 1 - 1 Slave DMA failure Bad motherboard 3 - 1 - 2 Master DMA failure Bad motherboard 3 - 1 - 3 Interrupt controller failure Bad motherboard 3 - 1 -4 Slave IC failure Bad motherboard 3 - 2 -2 Interrupt Controller failure Bad motherboard 3 - 2 - 3 <RESERVED> 3 - 2 - 4 Keyboard control failure Bad motherboard 3 - 3 - 1 CMOS batter failure Bad CMOS battery 3 - 3 - 2 CMOS configuration error Incorrect setting 3 - 3 - 3 <RESERVED> 3 - 3 - 4 Video memory failure Bad video card or memory 3 - 4 - 1 Video init failure Bad video card or memory 4 - 2 - 1 Timer failure Bad motherboard 4 - 2 - 2 CMOS shutdown failure Bad motherboard 4 - 2 - 3 Gate A20 failure Bad motherboard 4 - 2 - 4 Unexpected interrupt Bad processor 4 - 3 - 1 RAM test failure Bad memory 4 - 3 - 3 Timer failure Bad motherboard 4 - 3 - 4 RTC failure Bad motherboard 4 - 4 - 1 Serial port failure Bad motherboard 4 - 4 - 2 Parallel port failure Bad motherboard 4 - 4 - 3 Coprocessor failure Bad motherboard or CPU. 9 - 2 - 1 Video adapter incompatibility Use a different brand of video card
Your bios needed to be set with the correct memory speed on your old motherboard or it did not support the memory you added or it was in the wrong memory slot or size. The beeping was telling you it was a memory error. I need more info such as processor and memory speed and type to help. What is your old motherboard? It sound like Bios settings but I need to make sure the memory and processor will work with *********** board.
please confirm that there is no problem with ur machine (cpu cabinate) by checking it. please start ur machine the press num lock or caps lock on ur key board if nums or caps light on or off is working then it means ur machine is ok. if not then please remove ur cmos bettary from ur mother board & then start ur machine. i think it will resolve ur problem.
Since that your computer is still booting. the processor, memory is good. The only problem you encountered is cannot hold the time when you totally unplug the unit to the wall. iN that case, maybe something wrong with your mboard. maybe there some connection or jumper that was unnoticeally remove which make the battery open circuit. Please refer to the manual of the maboard for some jumper setting.
In this case you should examine the motherboard and the processor.
verify the Mboard maybe maybe some part oversheat, if non then , Kindly remove the processor, then switch on for a while then shutdown: fix back the procesor and then switch on. still no beeps? try your Processor to other computer system with same socket on mainboard. if the processr work; then your mainboard is damage. u need to replace; if not work. processor is damage and need to replace.
Be sure to test all the pheriperals of your system before you buy a replacement to see if some other parts is no problem.
Like memory, VGA,
If all of the solution is not working its time u to assemble new computer system. i give you all the possible solution, or else tell me the working part i will help you seeking and speicy the replacemnet part.
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