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Beeping when i rebuilt my pc it failed to boot at all so i took the motherboard back and they tested it, they said there wasnt anything wrong with it so i put it back together in a new tower and all it does is beep from the board and not boot at all and nothing comes on to the screen at all. cheers, Douglas Smith (dougal227@blueyonder.co.uk)

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    Doug, jonniewalker is correct. Something is not compatible. Post the specifications of your motherboard, video card, and ram.

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Check the ram ,processor and the display card for compatiblity with the main board

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Hi check RAM is properly inserted /not? if not re- insert ram.

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Pc won't boot


Can you get into the BIOS at all? Not sure what your motherboard is, but usually F1, ESC, DEL, or F10 get you to BIOS.

Without a diagnostics card, or built in diagnostics like some gaming or server boards have, the beeps may tell you what is wrong if you go to the manufacturer web site and look in your product manual.

If you can get to BIOS, some have a restore function to get you back to a different state, but even if that is not the case, you may be able to see something like a bad drive or memory chip being unrecognized that will identify the problem. If no to the BIOS or the BIOS was no help continue on:

At each step, if the same beeps happen, reconnect the device and move to next and reboot. Power off completely between steps and unplug the PSU.
1) Disconnect cd and hard drives, try to boot.
2) Remove memory and try to boot.
3) If motherboard has built in graphics, remove video card.
4) Lastly, remove everything one at a time till you get to the BIOS with no beeps. If nothing but your monitor is connected, and you still get the same beeps, the motherboard or CPU may be faulty.

If removing one item, ie the CD drive, allowed the PC to boot, then try a different cable, or IDE/SATA port. If memory removal allowed boot, then try one at a time in your main memory slot until you identify the bad module and replace it. If the motherboard boots with no VGA card, then that is a likely culprit, but switch to a higher power PSU and see if that allows you to boot. (some cards like the 6790 give messages to say you don't have enough juice, while the 4870 just makes the motherboard beep because no video device is attached technically)

Motherboards aren't the easiest to debug, but if you have patience, you will be able to eliminate all possibilities and identify the root cause of the problem.

Oct 08, 2012 | EliteGroup K7S5A Pro Motherboard

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Computer POST and beep codes The computer power on self test (POST) will test...


Computer POST and beep codes
The computer power on self test (POST) will test your computer to make sure it can boot properly(test hardware and sys requirements), once it does the computer will then finish the boot process. Normally, if your computer passes the POST test it will beep once or possibly twice. If the computer fails the POST then it will either not beep at all or generate a beep code.

The beep code you receive can indicate what may be wrong with your computer. The beep codes vary depending on your motherboard BIOS manufacturer(AMI, Award, Phoenix). You can find what BIOS you are using by paying attention to the BIOS screen when your computer boots up. It should tell you what brand BIOS.

You can usually find the meaning of your beep code by doing a simple google search i.e "phoenix beep codes". Below, I have provided links to sites which go over beep codes and their respective meaning.

AMI BIOS Beep Codes
Award BIOS Beep Codes
Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes

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on Jul 27, 2011 | Motherboards

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Hello, I recentily buy a GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3LR motherboard, it workd great, but don't have the "beep" sound when boot, I test via software the internal speaker and it works, is this correct ?, I hear...


1 beep is the BIOS signaling all is well after testing components inside and attached to the pc. On newer motherboards it's heard only when you have something attached to the USB connectors . Do a simple test: boot with an connected USB device, like a running printer or an memory stick - you will hear the short beep as you were used to.

Apr 13, 2010 | Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L M-b- P45+ICH10, DDR2...

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Computer powers up but no video even tried with another graphics card


SUGGESTIONS, CHANGE CABLE AND OR DISPLAY. ONLY SUGGESTIONS I HAVE

Feb 26, 2010 | EliteGroup K7VMA Motherboard

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My computer does'nt boot


Check your Cooling Fan. Sounds a LOT like the fan is getting Sluggish and not cooling the Board Properly.

Jan 20, 2009 | ASUS P5LD2 Motherboard

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ECS PT800CE-A powers down in the middle of booting


What you are describing sounds to me that your BIOS on the MB is failing to POST. POST stands for Power On Self Test. The BIOS runs a set of rutines burned into itself or eprom that performs a series of tests before it goes to the HD to look for the OS. If the testing fails at any point the system will stop and the machine will power off. There beep codes associated with each of the major test such as the video card and the keyboard. Both of these devices must be attached and functioning to allow the MB to POST. If you hear beeps just before shutdown, try and listen and determine it code by telling if it gives a short beep followed by a long one etc... These codes can then be used to determine what is not passing the tests. Your MB factory or the BIOS Mfg will have a list with these codes to help you find out what's wrong. If you get no beeps, try reinstalling your memory or remove one stick and see if you can boot then. This is a common area of failure (memory) also the CPU itself could be the culprit. If you cant resolve by changing the memory orchecking out the CPU, I recommend you take the machine to a repair shop and see if they can run a POST analysis
on the machine before just dumping the MB. Also check ALL connections to the MB and be sure they are tight and secure and making contact. Hope this helps.

Nov 30, 2008 | Motherboards

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Cannot boot the system.


When you put the RAM back into the computer did you return them to their original bank? Dual Channel DDR RAM is particular about being in shared bank with the other RAM module; that's why the color code the RAM Sockets in some motherboard designs so you don't them mixed up. Moreover, is the CPU fan spinning for the short time it is powered up?

Nov 27, 2008 | Intel D945GNT Motherboard

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Home built 4 yr old pc wont boot


You have voice message telling you CPU test failed , but does it BEEP at all ? if you have a Beep code then replace the CPU fan ( when CPU gets too hot it will either shut down or the PC will not boot up at all )

Jul 23, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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SOLTEK SL-65K2-CT Motherboard


The beep pattern is a beep code and is how the motherboard communicates errors during the early booting process otherwise known as the POST (Power On Self-Test). List restart the computer and listen for the pattern of short and long beeps. Soltek does not list the beep codes in their manual, instead they refer to Phoenix who manufacturers the AwardBIOS on your motherboard. There are only two POST beep codes; a single long beep followed by two short beeps (Video error) and anything else. Apparently anything else you hear *probably* refers to RAM problems. Since you?ve already tested both one of the remaining options is to install a *POST* card (about $30 to $50), boot the PC and read the hexadecimal error code for a more detailed clue to what failed. If you ask around you might find someone who has one and may be willing to loan it to you. Another option is to write off the motherboard since the cost of the test equipment it about 1/3 the cost of a new board. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate the posing.

Jan 06, 2007 | Soltek SL-65KV2-T Motherboard

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