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PC freeze then continuous beep

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  1. variax

    variax Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    I'm wondering if someone can help. I keep having this annoying problem where my PC randomly just freezes up and emits this ongoing beep until I manually have to power it down.

    My system specs are:
    Model: Packard Bell IXTREME X6617 UK
    Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 2.33Ghz
    OS: Win7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1)
    Memory: 6GB
    Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5670



    I have ran a full Memtest on bootup which reported no problems with the RAM cards. I'm at bit of loss here now though and any help would be greatly appreciated.




    Many thanks

    Ash
     
  2. Lucky09

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    Hi,
    How's beeping like. See the meaning of common beep codes

    Beeps Meaning
    Steady, short beeps Power supply may be bad
    Long continuous beep tone Memory failure
    Steady, long beeps Power supply bad
    No beep Power supply bad, system not plugged in, or power not turned on
    No beep If everything seems to be functioning correctly there may be a problem with the 'beeper' itself. The system will normally beep one short beep.
    One long, two short beeps Video card failure
     
  3. variax

    variax Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    it's a long continuous beep tone Memory failure. The strange thing is, I have ran Memtest on all of the ram cards and it came back fine, no errors reported.
     
  4. Lucky09

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    yeah but test are being done only on detected cards. You can start disconnecting all devices but the monitor, keyboard and mouse and drain the power by holding the power button while the power cord is unplug then reset BIOS to default. if no go, then proceed to the next step.

    check how many piece of RAM cards are installed. Unplug and secure them to ports again. It may work by just reinserting them properly but if one or more card has gone bad, you can isolate which is which by inserting the cards one at a time then power on the PC if you will hear beeping sound. like RAM 1 then turn on, if PC boots fine then insert RAM 2 and start the PC again then so on...
     
  5. variax

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    I will try, thank you. I'll report back with my results. Just one last question do I test each stick of RAM by removing the last one before before testing the next one?
     
  6. Lucky09

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    That's better but you can skip that since you have proven that specific RAM is working. If the PC boots fine with all of the RAM then that's best. Just means either one RAM was just loose. you can also test the RAM slot if you got beeps on several RAMs. Hold the Cards properly. Goodluck
     
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