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Solved: system continuous long beep but boots to windows ok

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ubamous3, May 21, 2009.

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  1. ubamous3

    ubamous3 Thread Starter

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    Hi

    One of my pc's recently acted up. It was working fine for couple of years without problem and then I stopped using it for a few months; now when I go back to it, the motherboard just beeps continuously (long beep).

    According to the manual, a continuous long beep might be due to bad ram, but when I took out both ram sticks, it had a different kind of continuous beep. I replaced the ram with a different stick and it made the continuous beep sound like the other ram

    The motherboard is gigabyte GA-8I945PL-G, dual core cpu. Bios is award

    When I had the hard drive plugged in, even tho it made the loud continuous beep, it booted to windows (win2k pro) ok except that the graphics looks as if the video driver has not yet been installed. I didnt want to potentially damage it so i turned off and I took out every component except for just the video card and ram. What should I do next? swap psu? I have an antec 550 true power.

    Also, what should the beep sound like if i were to take out the video card?


    Please help.

    Thank you
     
  2. ubamous3

    ubamous3 Thread Starter

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    ok, i figured it out! it's kind of a duh thing! The fan in the front of the case, instead of being connected to the connector on the mobo (system fan), was connected to the normal molex connector because it didnt have the right end. And in the BIOS, the setting was to monitor the system fan; since there's no fan connected there, it was beeping to alarm me about it; disabling that works hahahah
     
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