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FeliNeli

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Hello, my other pc wont turn on. Well I suppose it does turn on but makes a horrible 'beep, beep, beep' sound continuously. First it (the pc) would cut off by its self and when rebooted we would have a error message that read:

Durning the last boot-up your systems hung for an improper CPU speed setting. Your system is now working in safe mode. To optimize the system performance the system and reliability, make sure the CPU speed conforms to the specifications of your CPU.

It was doing the beep thing off and on. And when giving it time or after multiple times of turning it off and on the pc would finally boot up and continue with the above message. I then would default everything and it would be ok at least for the time being until it decided to cut off by itself again.
Anyways, my pc seems to have a ghost in it or a mind of its own. So could someone please help me out in trying to exsplain this to me? I would greatly appreciate it.
 

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:confused: thanks for the site. I turned back on the pc and began to count beaps but stopped on about 46 because it just kept going and going. Now I am very confused. According to the site you referred me to there might be a problem with the RAM. UGGHHHH!!! i so dont know what to do. Do I need to purchase a new part or something?
 

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I would re-seat the Ram (memory) in that PC and see.......take them out blow the slots out and put it back in.Re-start the PC.
 
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Did you try telegramsam's suggestion yet?
Let us know what you find out from that test.
 
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FeliNeli said:
:confused: thanks for the site. I turned back on the pc and began to count beaps but stopped on about 46 because it just kept going and going. Now I am very confused. According to the site you referred me to there might be a problem with the RAM. UGGHHHH!!! i so dont know what to do. Do I need to purchase a new part or something?
No, this is a test to determine IF there is a problem. I'm not saying that's what it is.

If this is an intermittent problem and you can't diagnose it from POST beeps, you've got some testing to do to narrow down the problem. But you don't want to just start buying stuff until you find the culprit.

Just take a breath, relax. Start with checking ALL if the connections inside the case. Make sure that any peripherals like printers, USB devices, etc are disconnected. Then remove and carefully reseat the RAM.

You'll have to get past the post beeps to even do the memtest...so start with our instructions above.
 
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It could be the heat sink fan is playing up and the cpu is overheating.
Take of the side panel and check to see if the cpu fan is spinning ok.
Go into bios and check your system temps, post back what they report
 

FeliNeli

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ok.. sorry about that but OMG was the inside dirty!! it took me awhile to carefully remove all the dust. It looks as if a family of spiders took over the inside of the pc. lol.
Anyways, the pc is not beeping anymore. i turned it on and now it is at the page I said before:
During the last boot-up your system hung for an improper CPU speed etc.
 
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Go into your BIOS and select the option to "load defaults".

I have that same board and sometimes it tells me an overclock failed--but I've never overclocked it!! So give that a try and see if the message goes away.

You should also check your temps while you're in the BIOS--should be under hardware monitoring. Also, finish your cleaning, make sure the heat sink is blown completely out. Those P4's run pretty hot by nature, so cleaning at LEAST bi-monthly is required. Monthly is better. Also be sure the heat sink is seated flat and level. Don't remove it or anything, just visually inspect it.
 

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sorry for the delay in reply. So now I feel like a complete idiot. :) I had to go get some more canned air to finish dusting and after dusting all the fans completly the computer is working normally again. Thank you so very much for all your help. If anything else fails I will be back.
My best regards...
 
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some people laughed at me about my clear sided case with lights but thats how you tell its time to clean, when you cant see through the glass, its time
 
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