Newly built PC won't boot and has steady beep

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I am building my own PC. When I try to boot it up for the first time
all it does give a steady beep. It does not even get to the point
where anything shows up on the monitor.

What are the possible problems. Its an intel P4 3.4 MHZ CPU on an
Elitegroup 848p-A motherboard.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 22:16:32 -0500, slove wrote:

    > I am building my own PC. When I try to boot it up for the first time all
    > it does give a steady beep. It does not even get to the point where
    > anything shows up on the monitor.
    >
    > What are the possible problems. Its an intel P4 3.4 MHZ CPU on an
    > Elitegroup 848p-A motherboard.

    http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    "slove" <scottlove@verizon-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:42180110$1_4@alt.athenanews.com...
    >I am building my own PC. When I try to boot it up for the first time
    > all it does give a steady beep. It does not even get to the point
    > where anything shows up on the monitor.
    >
    > What are the possible problems. Its an intel P4 3.4 MHZ CPU on an
    > Elitegroup 848p-A motherboard.
    >


    You'll need a good 400 watt PSU to run this, continuous beep is PSU error.


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    "slove" <scottlove@verizon-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:42180110$1_4@alt.athenanews.com...
    >I am building my own PC. When I try to boot it up for the first time
    > all it does give a steady beep. It does not even get to the point
    > where anything shows up on the monitor.
    >
    > What are the possible problems. Its an intel P4 3.4 MHZ CPU on an
    > Elitegroup 848p-A motherboard.
    >


    just in case you didn't know Phoenix and Award are part of the same company

    http://www.phoenix.com/en/Customer+Services/BIOS/AwardBIOS/Award+Error+Codes.htm


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    Technical director CKCCOMPUSCRIPT
    Apple Computers, Intel, Roland audio, ATI, Microsoft, Sun Solaris, Cisco and
    Silicone Graphics.
    Wholesale distributor and specialist audio visual computers and servers
    FREE SUPPORT @,
    http://www.ckccomp.plus.com/site/page.HTM
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  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    You cannot see electrons. No one can provide anything but
    wild speculative answers if you do not provide necessary
    numbers. You are working on computers. Therefore two
    essential tools are a screw driver and a 3.5 digit
    multimeter. So ubiquitous as to even be sold in Sears, Lowes,
    Home Depot, and Radio Shack.

    The background information necessary to learn why your power
    supply 'system' (and yes the 'system' is more than just a PSU)
    is not working was posted previously in: "Computer doesnt
    start at all" in alt.comp.hardware on 10 Jan 2004 at
    http://tinyurl.com/2t69q and
    "I think my power supply is dead" in alt.comp.hardware on 5
    Feb 2004 at
    http://www.tinyurl.com/2musa

    Now when you have a question, you have numbers so that
    others can 'see' what is happening. In your cases, important
    numbers on the 3.3, 5, 5VSB, 12 volt, Power On, and Power Good
    signals is important. When power is suppose to be off, in the
    one second after power switch is pressed, and when power
    should be running. All those numbers or how those voltages
    move is important.

    Long before you fix sticking doors inside the house, first
    you check the foundation. Same applies to computers. The
    foundation is the power supply 'system'. That is where you
    begin an analysis. Only after we have discovered the problem,
    do we fix, swap, replace anything. Those measurements should
    take only a few minutes. Reporting them numbers will take
    much longer. Get the meter and don't even ask why. The tool
    is that powerful. Problem identified that quick.

    slove wrote:
    > I am building my own PC. When I try to boot it up for the first time
    > all it does give a steady beep. It does not even get to the point
    > where anything shows up on the monitor.
    >
    > What are the possible problems. Its an intel P4 3.4 MHZ CPU on an
    > Elitegroup 848p-A motherboard.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    "Chris" <chris@ckccomp.plus.com> wrote in message
    news:42184761$0$61463$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net...
    >
    > "slove" <scottlove@verizon-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:42180110$1_4@alt.athenanews.com...
    >>I am building my own PC. When I try to boot it up for the first time
    >> all it does give a steady beep. It does not even get to the point
    >> where anything shows up on the monitor.
    >>
    >> What are the possible problems. Its an intel P4 3.4 MHZ CPU on an
    >> Elitegroup 848p-A motherboard.


    Did you try a different video card and RAM? Did you make sure that
    you have both the 20-pin and 4-pin power supply connectors hooked up?

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