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When powered on unit only beeps. continuous beeping- approx 1 every two seconds. nothing boots up at all, only beeps! Tried removing memory thinking it may be a memory issue but that was not the issue! Stumped!!! Please help

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If you have a Gigabyte MoBo then the CPU fan has stopped running.
Open the casing side cover and see if the CPU cooling fan is running or not.
If it does not run, the go into BIOS and disable "HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability" in Advanced Bios Features
also set "CPU smart fan control" to disable in PC Health Status
OR
This may be a power supply problem.
The voltages of the power supply are going out of limits.
change the power supply and see.

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