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Alarm sounds on PC when using FS2004

When using FS2004 an alarm inside the PC operates, on exiting, this alarm stops.
Many thanks Colin

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  • carcol Feb 17, 2008

    Yes only when using FS. Windows XP Svc Pk 2. 1GB. DIMMS 4. Graphics Card Radeonx800 GTO. The alarm is one long tone which stops after exiting the Sim. Many thanks

    Carcol

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Does this alarm go off while playing Flight Simulator 2004?
Please include your operating system Ex: Win XP home, PRo . How much memory is in your system? How many dimms, 1,2,3,4?
What video card do you use, Ex: PCIE ATI Radeon 256Mb 9500?
Can you describe the alarm a bit better. A long beep with short beep, repeating untill the system shuts off?
Answer these question so I can narrow down the what may be troubling your Pc.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Feb 20, 2008

    Your system is above average for the game. So what I'm thinking is the card might be overheating (which it shouldn't be). Your video card has 4 times the power than what is needed to play.

    Looking through your manual I found a section related to a FAN Fail Alarm Selectable. pg. 3.8 PC Health Status. So here is what I'm thinking. Remove the side panel from your Pc exposing the motherboard. Fire up FS and when you hear the alarm get your butt over to the guts of the pc & listen to where that alarm might be coming from. I'm betting it's the internal speaker which is the bios telling you one of the fans & it might be the CPU fan is failing. When you quit the game the alarm stops.

    Pg.3-24 CPU Warning Temperature:
    This item lets you select the temperature at which you want the system to send out a warning message to the PC speakers of when the temperature goes beyond either limit. Leave the settings where they are but write them down so you know where they are set. (incase you change them). Got to admitt you have a great bios in that board. Honestly you & your manual need a little time together. I think your answer for a fix is in the manual. If I had your board & could trouble shoot it, this is where I would start. I can only suggest a fix. I can't do anything else. So you know where to look Mr. Colin It wouldn't hurt to clean the video card fan........ Good hunting! Post back...

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