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I have upgaded my system using an ak38 mainboard. I have replace with new parts, the correct memory, power supply, yet the board beeps when I turn it on. Is this possibly a processor problem?

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Check the beep code here

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usually no beeps will related to the processor error / mainboard error / ram error / PSU error

to check the processor : try to exchange the processor with the same type.

to check the Memory: try use rubber eraser to clean the cooper plate of the memory. then plugged it again.

in case if there is a power supply error, then try to exchange the power supply using other PC PSU.

if all steps above are checked, the problem might be at the mainboard. in that case, replacement will be the best option.

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Condition Code Service Actions Processor thermal protection activated. Power LED blinks red twice, once a second, followed by a two second pause.
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  2. Open the hood, press the power button, and see if the processor fan spins. If the fan is not spinning, make sure the fan cable is plugged into the cable header on the system board, and that the fan is properly installed and seated.
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For systems with integrated (on-board) graphics, replace the system board. PCA (system board) failure. ROM detected failure prior to video. Power LED blinks red seven times, once a second, followed by a two second pause, and seven simultaneous beeps are sounded. Replace the system board. Invalid ROM based on bad checksum Power LED blinks red eight times, once a second, followed by a two second pause, and eight simultaneous beeps are sounded.
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  1. Make sure the voltage selector (which is located on the back of the power supply) is set to the correct voltage for your region.
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  3. Replace the system board.*


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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.

thank you more power.

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