Hi I have an Asus A8S-X mainboard sometimes on startup it gives me one long beep and then 3 short beeps. I Believe this is faulty memory.
Weird that it is only sometimes?! I presently have 2 sticks of 1gb each from corsair installed (VS1GB400c3)
Any help you could offer would be appreciated!
1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error
The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card.
Remove your video card inspect it for damage and then re insert it.
Try rebooting and see if the error remains.
If so replace the battery on the mother board and try a different video card.
If you have a video card built in then remove 1 srick of the RAM and re boot.
Do the same with the other stick.
If the error still remains then there is a fault in the Mother Board
I hope this helps!
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Hi names Rui, i question for you does your PC give a beeping sound when you turn it on? if does can you tell me how many beeps it gives?
if it give a designated number of beeps this might be the problem i will give you a chart so you can differentiate the warning beeps you hear.
1 Short Beep DRAM refresh failure
2 Short Beep Parity circuit failure
3 Short Beep Base 64k RAM failure
4 Short Beep System time failure
5 Short Beep Process failure
6 Short Beep keyboard control gate A20 failure
7 Short Beep Virtual mode exeption failure
8 Short Beep Display memory read/write test failure
9 Short Beep ROM BIOS checksum failure
10 Short Beep CMOS shutdown read/write error
11 Short Beep Cache memory error
1 long, 3 short Beep Conventional/Extended memory failure
1 long, 8 short beep Display/Retrace test failed
hope this will determine the problem if none of this warning beep is heard try reseting the power botton in you PC cause sometimes the power botton will loosen cause of continuous use of the botton.
Please count the number of rapid beeps. 3 short beeps is a memory error. 8 short beeps is a display memory error. 9 short beeps is a ROM Bios checksum error and 10 beeps is a CMOS shut down read/write error.
The solution will depend on the error. For a memory error, remove all of the memory sticks then reinsert each one separately and reboot the computer. If the board continues to beep 3 times, that stick is bad or the memory slot has failed.
This is a diagnostic beep code which is designed to tell you something is amiss with your system. The code patterns of short and long beeps are not fully standardized, so it depends on who manufactured the BIOS for your motherboard. Generally three long beeps indicates an issue with the base memory - the first 64K. Try putting your RAM sticks in one at a time and powering up the system. Make certain they are oriented correctly (note the notch) and firmly seated in the socket.
The short then long beep error is indicative of a RAM memory issue. I had the same problem and had to use a process of elimination to determine the bad RAM. Place a RAM stick in slot 1 one at a time. The RAM stick(s) that give the short-long beep error are bad. If all RAM gives you the error it is more likely you have a bad board
If you have an AMI bios (you can tell when you boot and the black screen has writing on it at startup - the bios type and version is the first thing at the top of the screen)
1 long and 3 short beeps indicates that the memory is not seated properly. You should check that it is secure on your motherboard. If it is seated securely, your memory is maybe faulty.