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Anonymous
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February 20, 2005 1:16:32 AM

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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.
February 20, 2005 6:44:54 AM

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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
February 20, 2005 11:16:35 AM

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"slove" <scottlove@verizon-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
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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.
>


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







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February 20, 2005 1:23:34 PM

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"slove" <scottlove@verizon-dot-net.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
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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.
>



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

http://www.phoenix.com/en/Customer+Services/BIOS/AwardB...










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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
February 20, 2005 6:44:18 PM

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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.
Anonymous
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February 20, 2005 8:15:48 PM

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"Chris" <chris@ckccomp.plus.com> wrote in message
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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.


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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