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BIOS wont stop beeping


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tmh766

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Hi, I just purchased a K8T890M2-V/K8M890M2-V board. I have a 300 watt power supply and PC3200 RAM with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor. When I turn it on, the fans spin and LEDs light up but the BIOS wont stop beeping and I don't get a POST screen nor does the monitor power on.

Any ideas?
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What brand is the board? I had this problem once and it turned out to be a "fan failure warning". Remove the battery on your motherboard for a few seconds and put it back in. This will clear your CMOS and put your BIOS settings back to the default. Your MOBO manual should contain a beep code chart. Usually a never ending beep will not be on the list. I think one long beep is typically a RAM issue.

Start with the CMOS clear and let us know how it goes. If you are still having problems more detailed information on your PC (such as # of RAM sticks) would be helpful. Also is this a new computer or did you just upgrade the board of an existing PC?
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Hey

Apparantly, the RAM was bad. (I was replacing a bad board and apparantly the RAM got killed too).

What a shame since there two 512 PC3200s :whistling:
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Yeh it is I lost a stick myself recently. Glad you got it figure out and welcome to Geeks to Go btw :whistling:.
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General rule of thumb on any computer that beeps is that it usually is one of two things: Memory or Graphics.
Boards with Phoenix/Award BIOSes only beep if there is a fault with the graphics card.
Boards with AMI Bioses tend to be graphics (eight beeps) or memory (three beeps). Other beeps sequences are available.
Dells tend to decide on a whim whether they're going to beep or not if a fault is present. :whistling:
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Dells tend to decide on a whim whether they're going to beep or not if a fault is present. :blink:

So like, if it's a serious enough fault or something? Cool, an intelligent motherboard... :whistling:
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Ruthandtroy, I had to read that twice before I caught the sarcasm....
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Ruthandtroy, I had to read that twice before I caught the sarcasm....

Even with my laughing emoticon? Oh, you must be having one of THOSE days... (Don't worry, I have them all the time :whistling: )
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