Getting a long beep followed by three short beeps on boot when I overclock

Hi there,

When I overclock my computer in the bios using the EZ-Mode, I get the long beep followed by three short beeps on boot. If I press reset, it boots quickly without any problems. So really it's just a few seconds annoyance.

I can get rid of the problem altogether by going back to default settings, so I know it has something to do with the overclocking. I also know the one long and three short beeps has to do with the GPU (which I have reset and inspected - all is good and it's seated properly).

I am a complete novice when it comes to overclocking so really going manual is not something I've felt comfortable with... I really don't know what to do.

So three questions:
1) Is it at all a problem if I leave it overclocked and just keep doing the Power on and immediate reset?;
2) Could someone let me know what to do to overclock and avoid this error? or;
3) Should I just leave it the hell alone and run happily in normal mode? I use it exclusively for World of Warcraft and surfing the net, watching movies, etc. Is the overclocking even worth it?

Here are my specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: ADATA Xpg V1.0 16GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 2 X 8GB Dual Channel Memory
Boot Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
File Storage: Western Digital WD Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
I have four case fans installed in addition to the CPU cooler
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  1. Hard to tell. Sometimes when you overclock it puts more stress on the other components, like the PCI-e slots. Usually this isn't a problem, but in this case, it seems to be. There may be some settings to adjust the PCI-e speeds to compensate, but i haven't OC'ed since they released the i7920 series processors.

    I would just leave it alone. Your components are plenty fast.
  2. That's a memory failure beep code. Try reseating the RAM! I would try only 1 stick, in the first slot, just to see if the memory was indeed the problem. Then, if that works, add the other stick(s).

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000996.htm
  3. allgar said:
    Hi there,

    When I overclock my computer in the bios using the EZ-Mode, I get the long beep followed by three short beeps on boot. If I press reset, it boots quickly without any problems. So really it's just a few seconds annoyance.

    I can get rid of the problem altogether by going back to default settings, so I know it has something to do with the overclocking. I also know the one long and three short beeps has to do with the GPU (which I have reset and inspected - all is good and it's seated properly).

    I am a complete novice when it comes to overclocking so really going manual is not something I've felt comfortable with... I really don't know what to do.

    So three questions:
    1) Is it at all a problem if I leave it overclocked and just keep doing the Power on and immediate reset?;
    2) Could someone let me know what to do to overclock and avoid this error? or;
    3) Should I just leave it the hell alone and run happily in normal mode? I use it exclusively for World of Warcraft and surfing the net, watching movies, etc. Is the overclocking even worth it?

    Here are my specs:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: ADATA Xpg V1.0 16GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 2 X 8GB Dual Channel Memory
    Boot Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    File Storage: Western Digital WD Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
    Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
    Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    I have four case fans installed in addition to the CPU cooler
  4. I have the EXACT same issue here. No video post, the 1 long followed by 3 short beeps. Do a reset and it boots up fine and runs great. Any other ideas?
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