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System Speaker sounds an alarm, but have no idea why

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by marcg, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. marcg

    marcg Thread Starter

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    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of a system speaker sounding an alarm that sounds like an English police siren? I have no idea why it is doing this and have never ran into it before. There is nothing that pops up saying any alert about anything, it just starts sounding like a siren out of the blue. Even in the middle of boot up when its still doin the ram count, the siren is blaring away. Thanx for any help on this.


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  2. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy there marcg...

    It sounds like the mother board has hardware monitoring, and the BIOS is sending an alarm for either...

    1) The CPU temp is too high...

    2) One of the fans are operating below standard RPM settings...
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    I had the identical experience. After several days of troubleshooting, it turned out to be the hard disk making the noise, not the main board.

    I replaced the hard disk and all was well after that.

    You can check it for yourslef. Disconnect the multimedia speakers and the internal system speaker that connects directly to the main board. I'll bet the sound will remain.
     
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