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July 27, 2014 6:44:58 AM

Hello everyone, I was wondering, since this will be my first build, if i needed a motherboard speaker (to generate a post beep). I don't believe my motherboard comes with one but I'll put a link to it anyways in case it does and I just missed it. Thank you guys in advance :) 

Motherboard: ASUS H81M-D PLUS LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard
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a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2014 6:53:08 AM

You don't need a speaker - the motherboard will have a very small speaker mounted on the PCB.

Edit: Sorry, I was wrong. There's a four pin speaker connector on the board for hooking it to a chassis-mounted warning speaker. The cable will be bundled with the rest of the case's front panel I/O connectors. If your case doesn't come with one, you can buy one separately.
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a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2014 6:53:21 AM

Well of course you dont need it but its nice to have especially if this is your fisrt build it helps a lot with diagnosing any problems you may run into.
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a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2014 6:54:20 AM

volcanoscout said:
You don't need a speaker - the motherboard will have a very small speaker mounted on the PCB.


No it doesn't.
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July 27, 2014 6:58:00 AM

Dunlop0078 said:
Well of course you dont need it but its nice to have especially if this is your fisrt build it helps a lot with diagnosing any problems you may run into.
I was just curious because the speakers aren't in any of my local stores so I would have to order it online but anyways i wanted to ask if I don't use a speaker how will I tell if everything is working together? Just in case of course. Would the build just not boot up or? Again thanks in advance

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a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2014 7:00:42 AM

Dunlop0078 said:
volcanoscout said:
You don't need a speaker - the motherboard will have a very small speaker mounted on the PCB.


No it doesn't.


See edit above.
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a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2014 7:03:09 AM

MagicalShrimp2 said:
Dunlop0078 said:
Well of course you dont need it but its nice to have especially if this is your fisrt build it helps a lot with diagnosing any problems you may run into.
I was just curious because the speakers aren't in any of my local stores so I would have to order it online but anyways i wanted to ask if I don't use a speaker how will I tell if everything is working together? Just in case of course. Would the build just not boot up or? Again thanks in advance



If it boots everything is likely working correctly if it doesn't post or boot and you dont have a speaker to give you an error code then its much harder to diagnose especially if your mobo doesn't have error led's for DRAM, CPU etc.
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July 27, 2014 7:06:57 AM

volcanoscout said:
You don't need a speaker - the motherboard will have a very small speaker mounted on the PCB.

Edit: Sorry, I was wrong. There's a four pin speaker connector on the board for hooking it to a chassis-mounted warning speaker. The cable will be bundled with the rest of the case's front panel I/O connectors. If your case doesn't come with one, you can buy one separately.


Dunlop0078 said:
MagicalShrimp2 said:
Dunlop0078 said:
Well of course you dont need it but its nice to have especially if this is your fisrt build it helps a lot with diagnosing any problems you may run into.
I was just curious because the speakers aren't in any of my local stores so I would have to order it online but anyways i wanted to ask if I don't use a speaker how will I tell if everything is working together? Just in case of course. Would the build just not boot up or? Again thanks in advance



If it boots everything is likely working correctly if it doesn't post or boot and you dont have a speaker to give you an error code then its much harder to diagnose especially if your mobo doesn't have error led's for DRAM, CPU etc.
Okay so basically buying it will just help troubleshooting alright makes sense another, probably final, question. After I test it can I remove the speaker? I have read reviews on the one i found that it may cause a short if the cables fail to hold it.

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a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2014 7:10:32 AM

MagicalShrimp2 said:
volcanoscout said:
You don't need a speaker - the motherboard will have a very small speaker mounted on the PCB.

Edit: Sorry, I was wrong. There's a four pin speaker connector on the board for hooking it to a chassis-mounted warning speaker. The cable will be bundled with the rest of the case's front panel I/O connectors. If your case doesn't come with one, you can buy one separately.


Dunlop0078 said:
MagicalShrimp2 said:
Dunlop0078 said:
Well of course you dont need it but its nice to have especially if this is your fisrt build it helps a lot with diagnosing any problems you may run into.
I was just curious because the speakers aren't in any of my local stores so I would have to order it online but anyways i wanted to ask if I don't use a speaker how will I tell if everything is working together? Just in case of course. Would the build just not boot up or? Again thanks in advance



If it boots everything is likely working correctly if it doesn't post or boot and you dont have a speaker to give you an error code then its much harder to diagnose especially if your mobo doesn't have error led's for DRAM, CPU etc.
Okay so basically buying it will just help troubleshooting alright makes sense another, probably final, question. After I test it can I remove the speaker? I have read reviews on the one i found that it may cause a short if the cables fail to hold it.



You can but i leave mine in. And if thats there logic then anything you plug into your computer can cause a short if your cables fail to hold it. It is very unlikely it will just fall out and if it does i highly doubt it would cause a short.
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July 27, 2014 7:11:34 AM

Dunlop0078 said:
MagicalShrimp2 said:
volcanoscout said:
You don't need a speaker - the motherboard will have a very small speaker mounted on the PCB.

Edit: Sorry, I was wrong. There's a four pin speaker connector on the board for hooking it to a chassis-mounted warning speaker. The cable will be bundled with the rest of the case's front panel I/O connectors. If your case doesn't come with one, you can buy one separately.


Dunlop0078 said:
MagicalShrimp2 said:
Dunlop0078 said:
Well of course you dont need it but its nice to have especially if this is your fisrt build it helps a lot with diagnosing any problems you may run into.
I was just curious because the speakers aren't in any of my local stores so I would have to order it online but anyways i wanted to ask if I don't use a speaker how will I tell if everything is working together? Just in case of course. Would the build just not boot up or? Again thanks in advance



If it boots everything is likely working correctly if it doesn't post or boot and you dont have a speaker to give you an error code then its much harder to diagnose especially if your mobo doesn't have error led's for DRAM, CPU etc.
Okay so basically buying it will just help troubleshooting alright makes sense another, probably final, question. After I test it can I remove the speaker? I have read reviews on the one i found that it may cause a short if the cables fail to hold it.



You can but i leave mine in. And if thats there logic then anything you plug into your computer can cause a short if your cables fail to hold it. It is very unlikely it will just fall out and if it does i highly doubt it would cause a short.
Okay well thank you both for answering my questions so well :)  you've been a big help

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a b V Motherboard
July 27, 2014 7:13:44 AM

No problem.
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