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I get a constant tone from the motherboard speaker that stats before the tone for post. this has only started since i changed computer case. motherboard is a gigabyte ga7n400 pro2

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Did you use appropriate spacers when mounting the motherboard? Make sure it is not grounding out on the case.

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Computer CPU/Processor maxed 100%


Is your computer experiencing a CPU that is running at 100% Is your computer experiencing slow performance?

You can view your CPU utilization and other performance stats using Windows Task Manager. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and bring up Task Manager. Go to the performance tab.

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The top of this screen should show your CPU stats.

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Type the top command:
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A CPU that is running at 100% utilization is not necessarily a problem. When the computer is booting up, or coming out of sleep mode, it may max out the CPU which is normal. The CPU will be utilized fully in order to bring the computer up as fast as possible. Some computers will even utilize the CPU while it is idle, to complete background task such as disk cleanup and file reallocation.

A problem will occur if the CPU stays maxed out. If it stays at 100% for more than a couple of minutes, you may be experiencing degraded computer performance.

Steps to reduce performance degradation.

-In a limited number of cases, software bugs can cause CPU utilization to spike. You will know this is the case if you are using a computer program(that is not hardware intensive like photo/video editors) and notice degraded computer performance. Check your CPU stats while running the program. If this is the case, check online for solutions and possible upgrades which resolve bugs in the software.

-You can reduce Windows start up programs, which will speed up the boot/wakeup process. You can do this from the MSCONFIG window. Go to Start > and in the run box type "msconfig". Go to the "startup" tab and you can uncheck which programs you do not want to start with Windows.

-A majority of the time a computer will get to a point were the hardware will need to be upgraded in order to handle the work you are doing. Common computer upgrades are memory, cpu, motherboard and hard drive.

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It worn turn on at all when I press the power button


Check for power at the power outlet & restore if out. Make sure the power cord is firmly seated at BOTH the power outlet AND the computer end. Make sure any toggle switch on the power supply is set to ON or "I" and not OFF or "0". Double check that any voltage selector switch on the power supply is set to the correct voltage (probably 110 / 115 / 120 instead of 220 / 230 / 240).

If you can't start still, there is an issue within the computer. It may be as simple as an incorrect setting in the BIOS or Setup page of the computer, or poorly connected video cable - check both ends of the video cable and the monitor's power cord too. Make sure the internal speaker is connected to the motherboard and listen for POST beeps. You'll need to consult your manual to make sure the speaker and power switch leads are on the correct header on the motherboard and to interpret any POST beep codes. This is more likely to be a problem if you've been replacing or removing parts inside the case and accidentally knocked a connector loose. You'll have to look for loose, skewed, and unplugged connectors and get them back into the right jacks to get the machine to boot.

Wost case, the power supply or mother board has quit, and will need to be replaced. Make sure you vacuum the case to remove dust and dirt that can reduce airflow and cause heat build up. Try not to blow it around the case, as this only forces the dirt deeper into the machine.

I hope this helps - and good luck!

Nov 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Desktop computer fan runs constantly


Hi,

Desktop fans do run constantly, you cannot avoid this.

The reason they get loud is because there will be a build up of dust on the fan blades.

To rectify this problem turn off the computer and remove the power cord from the rear. Then you need to remove the side panel from the base unit to expose the motherboard.

You will see that inside the case it is full of dust. Look at the CPU fan (the fan on the motherboard) also take notice of any case fans too, they are at the back.

To clean the fans and the case you can use a clean dry paintbrush or compressed air.

Once the inside of the case is cleaned you will see a noticeable drop in noise.


Regards.

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CPU Fan not working


When the cpu cooler isn't working the cpu may destroyed by overheating. The cpu overheat protection makes your computer to shut down. Open the case and double check that the cpu fan cable is connected to the motherboard, at the proper connection point. Maybe replacing the battery, this cable ejected.

In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post.

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I have an Acer Aspire (and thats as much as I know) that makes a constant beeping sound ... so fast that I cannot even try to detinguish individual beeps to count them. Sometimes this sound does not happen...


Cardinal Rule 1
Dont use ur expensive computer for Games, go to a galeriya
Cardinal Rule 2
Beeping while playing games is a part of the computer's operation...or it can be part of that game.

Some times ur accessories (like ur printer/USB device/mouse etc) is not connected properly...

if the sound is from the PC's speaker then it can be disabled but u will also not get the games sound.

but if it's from your PC's external speaker then u have to live with it or u can mute ur speakers.

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I have lost my instruction manual for my Antec SX1040BII computer case. I'm having some problems with connecting the case wires to my Gigabyte GA7NNXP motherboard. I keep getting a warning beep (but...


Mem chips not compatible, or not locating properly in slots.
Mem check go too www.offtek.co.uk Follow instruction, they will do a mem check, give you a readout and recommend compatible chips for your poota..
Instruction manual, go to google, type in poota specs, go surking to company, to downloads, should find downloadable manual.

Good luck.

Nov 13, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Computer won't start up and has a constant tone.


If the noise is constant then it means the problem is either:

1: a Power supply issue
2: a motherboard issue
3: a keyboard problem

the latter of the three being the easiest to fix, try booting with your keyboard unplugged or even better if you have another keyboard try using it to see if that corrects the problem.

If the above does not work then you have a problem with 1 or 2, and in order to find out for certain you will need to test it, you can goto your local computer diagnostic store to see if they can check which it is.

and hope its not a problem with the motherboard.

Hope this helps, and Good Luck

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CPU bleeping constantly.


Yes that means the computer has failed POST. So yes, something has come loose or has got damaged.

"POST" is an acronym for Power On Self-Test. The POST process checks the basic system functions before attempting to load an operating system. It checks RAM, processor, drives, system interface, etc. If POST fails, the system will normally halt and may produce a series of beeps from the computer speaker which can help indicate the cause of the problem.

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Hi, if this is only the case speaker cable you are asking about, then just use a small pair of side cutters and cut the plug apart and plug the red and black cable on seperately. Regards mistyman

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