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1 Long beep every 2 seconds

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  • jd30 Feb 28, 2008

    No Pincer, still have same problem. I have now purchased new mem modules but still the same. I don't have any drives connected but not usually a problem

    No site explains the repeated long beep.

    any other ideas welcome.

  • jd30 Feb 29, 2008

    Pincer, Cannot get to BIOS setup. Beeps are during POST. I don't get any video output so cannot see BIOS screen.

  • jd30 Mar 01, 2008

    Yes, tried new PCI xpress card. No difference.

  • jd30 Mar 01, 2008

    mobo only supports PCI xpress. Mobo has onboard graphics chip as well. Tried both onboard and card.

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This particular symptom may reflect a problem with any number of components. A bad CPU or video card, for instance, may prevent the computer from booting properly. Often the number of beeps will clue you in to the offending hardware. Check your system or your motherboard manuals' troubleshooting sections for a list of beep codes.

If the beep codes indicate a memory problem, make sure all memory is properly seated and secure. If you've recently added new memory, make sure it's compatible with your system. You may also want to try cleaning the pins on each module and each socket on the motherboard.

If you have multiple memory modules, try to isolate any bad modules by removing all but one module and booting the system. If the system boots, turn it off, replace the module with another and boot the system again. When the computer refuses to boot, you've found your problem module.

Again, you may want to reorder your memory modules. Faster modules in the DIMM0 slot can cause a problem on some systems.

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  • pincer
    pincer Feb 28, 2008

    Hi jd30,



    Did it not solve the problem, did my post did not meet your standards of knowledge about the problem you having now.



    Regards,

    Live Life

  • pincer
    pincer Feb 29, 2008

    Did your processor is overheating? Go to the BIOS setup and you can see there about the Temp. of your PC.



    Let me know again.



    Thanks

  • pincer
    pincer Mar 01, 2008

    Have you replaced your video card?

  • pincer
    pincer Mar 01, 2008

    How about you use an AGP card instead of PCI.

  • pincer
    pincer Mar 01, 2008

    Have you already reset the BIOS?

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