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11 beeps?

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  1. sin32

    sin32 Thread Starter

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    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
     
  2. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    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.
     
  3. sin32

    sin32 Thread Starter

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    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
     
  4. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    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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