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10-Nov-2008, 09:28 PM #1
11 beeps?
hey my computer beeps 11 times when i turn it on, it beeps like 2 times (i think?) really fast and beeps 9 times at a steady pace, i looked it up online and it says might be motherboard or RAM. i tried one ram at a time and it still beeps (512x2) im not sure what to do now can any1 advise?

i also was getting a ton of BSODs like ATI2dvag ones
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10-Nov-2008, 10:47 PM #2
Different BIOS give different indications here below are some,you need to find out which BIOS you have and go from there ...







If you have AMI BIOS

1 beep Refresh failure
2 beeps Parity error
3 beeps Base 64K memory failure
4 beeps Timer not operational
5 beeps Processor error
6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure
7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error
8 beeps Display memory read/write failure
9 beeps ROM checksum error
10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error
11 beeps Cache memory bad


If your system is with AWARD BIOS
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: DRAM error
Continuous short beeps: Power error


If Your System is with Phoneix BIOS
(Here 1-1-3 means 1 beep then a pause then 1 beep and a pause and then 3 continues beeps)
1-1-3 Your computer can't read the configuration info stored in the CMOS.
1-1-4 Your BIOS needs to be replaced.
1-2-1 You have a bad timer chip on the motherboard.
1-2-2 The motherboard is bad.
1-2-3 The motherboard is bad.
1-3-1 You'll need to replace the motherboard.
1-3-3 You'll need to replace the motherboard.
1-3-4 The motherboard is bad.
1-4-1 The motherboard is bad.
1-4-2 Some of your memory is bad.
2-_-_ Any combo of beeps after two means that some memory is bad.
3-1-_ One of the chips on your motherboard is broken.
3-2-4 One of the chips on your motherboard that checks the keyboard is broken.
3-3-4 Your computer can't find the video card.
3-4-_ Your video card isn't working. You'll need to replace it.
4-2-1 There's a bad chip on the motherboard. You need to buy another board.
4-2-2 First check the keyboard for problems. If nothing, you have a bad motherboard.
4-2-3 Same as 4-2-2.
4-2-4 One of the cards is bad.
4-3-1 Replace the motherboard.
4-3-2 See 4-3-1
4-3-3 See 4-3-1
4-3-4 Time of day clock failure.
4-4-1 Serial port problem
4-4-2 Parallel port resource problem
4-4-3 Math coprocessor is having problems.
Low 1-1-2 Motherboard is having problems
Low 1-1-3 This is an Extended CMOS RAM problem, check your motherboard battery, and motherboard.
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11-Nov-2008, 07:59 PM #3
so i found out my board (asrock dualsata-2) has AMI, but is it just me or is it like really weird that both my sticks fail at the same time cus one of the sticks i had for a really long time and the other one i had for about a year
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11-Nov-2008, 08:41 PM #4
Your memory sticks have not failed its a problem with the memory cache that is causing the problem ..click on this site http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/amiB11-c.html then on the blue links in it,see if that helps,Im no expert in this problem just saying what I think,you could also delete all you temporary internet files that might just help too ....try that first,you have nothing to lose ....
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