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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LBWTFH, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. LBWTFH

    LBWTFH Thread Starter

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    i know i'm supposed to listen for a beep if my computer is gonna overheat, but is the beep supposed to come from the speakers or the tower?

    i was playing fear and i got two beeps from the tower about 3mins apart from each other does that mean it was starting to overheat?

    if it makes a difference i'm running amd 64bit 3000+/nvidia 128 gt/2gbs of ram/windows xp pro

    oh and i also have the standard fans/heat sink taht goes onto the videocard/cpu but none on my ram and no case fan
     
  2. GripS

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    is the system stable other then this beeping? Have you monitored the temps in the bios or by using a program such as motherboard monitor5?

    AMD cpu's have a thermal trip where it will shut itself down if it gets too hot.
     
  3. LBWTFH

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    the system is stable i just looked at the temps in the bios and they are as follows

    cpu temp = 32C
    m/b temp = 32C
    cpu fanspeed = 3443RPM
    xcpu target temp 72C

    cpu fan speed warning 1200rpm
    chip fan speed warning enabled

    those are checked though the bios
     
  4. GripS

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    Please post the BIOS version and maker(ex. Award, AMI, etc..). Also are the beeps long or short?
     
  5. LBWTFH

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    the bios is version 1014 (the most recent for the mother board, i dont know the maker though does is help if i tell you it's an asus a8n-sli and if it doesn't how do i tell what the maker is


    the beeps are short like not even half a second and they've never happened until i started playing this game, and they didn't start tell i was playing for a good 2 hours
     
  6. loserOlimbs

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    Run the gae for a while and check the temps again, those temps you posted are good temps, but under load with no fans I would say they get hotter.

    Asus A8N-SLI was the info he was looking for by the way.
     
  7. LBWTFH

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    alright i think it's over heating, i ignored the beeps and after 3-4 beeps the system locks up

    any suggestions on how i should cool this thing?

    i'm thinking a case fan or two but since i'm a noob with hardware what do you think i should do?

    oh and liquid cooling really isn't an option for me
     
  8. frankjohn

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    Might try to clean cpu and re thermal paste
     
  9. GripS

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    Ok. I've done a little reading about your board.

    First off 2 short beeps indicates a problem with RAM. Let's get it out of the way by downloading memtest86(can be burned to CD if you don't have a floppy). Let it run for a couple of hours. This beep codes are often incorrect in pointing to the problem, but just to be sure.

    Make sure a feature known as 'PegLink' is set to 'slow'. This is a automatic overclocking feature for your video card which seems to be enabled by default(bad ASUS..... BAD!!).

    Try disabling Q-fan if you have it on. Read this page:http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=98&type=expert&pid=7

    Just a couple of things to try. I hope it helps.
     
  10. LBWTFH

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    the cpu and thermal paste is clean

    and i've only gotten the two beeps while palying fear, not when playing other high load games like americas army or doom 3

    i'll try to figure out where the PegLink is

    oh the beeps aren't right after each other they are a few minutes apart 3-15mins i've noticed
     
  11. LBWTFH

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    peg link didn't have an option for slow and it was set to automatic

    so instead i changed it to normal

    the options are

    -auto
    -disable
    -normal
    -faster
    -fastest
     
  12. LBWTFH

    LBWTFH Thread Starter

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    i jsut tried mother board monitor 5 and it doesn't support my motherboard

    only asus a7n series mine is an asus a8n-sli
     
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