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Anonymous
June 26, 2005 12:38:55 PM

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I know this is pretty much off topic, but wondered if someone could
tell me which newsgroup has the hardware/repair experts. Or maybe
someone here knows the answer.

Occasionally, usually when there is a good bit of activity, such as
when watching an mpeg video, I get a single beep from the case
speaker. Nothing else happens, and the computer continues to run
with no problems.

I had thought about temperature, but it seems to be well within the
normal range.

Could it be a power supply problem - voltage dropping below spec?
RAM errors?

Any suggestions?

Well, if it matters, this is an AOPEN MX3W motherboard (Intel 810
chipset) with an Award BIOS. The manuals say nothing about this.

More about : occasional single beep

Anonymous
June 26, 2005 3:25:30 PM

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Whether or not yours is a BIOS beep, I do not know, BUT here are URLs
I've collected here on BIOS beeping...

http://sysopt.earthweb.com/biosbmc.html BIOS beeps
http://www.amptron.com/html/bios.beepcodes.html
http://www.comptechdoc.org/hardware/beepcodes/1.htm
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
http://www.tcwo.com/support/new/beeps.htm BIOS beeps
http://www.bioscentral.com/ BIOS Central
http://www.extremetech.com/article/0,2299,s%3D1005%26a%...
BIOS Info
http://www.itcp.net/~awsh/ BIOS & hardware Optimization Guide
ftp://ftp.heise.de/pub/ct/ctsi/ctbios15.zip ctbios Identify BIOS
http://www.cgsecurity.org/ BIOS manipulator, Password recoverer


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"Peabody" <waybackKILLSPAM44@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:Kdyve.67854$Fv.62602@lakeread01...
| I know this is pretty much off topic, but wondered if someone could
| tell me which newsgroup has the hardware/repair experts. Or maybe
| someone here knows the answer.
|
| Occasionally, usually when there is a good bit of activity, such as
| when watching an mpeg video, I get a single beep from the case
| speaker. Nothing else happens, and the computer continues to run
| with no problems.
|
| I had thought about temperature, but it seems to be well within the
| normal range.
|
| Could it be a power supply problem - voltage dropping below spec?
| RAM errors?
|
| Any suggestions?
|
| Well, if it matters, this is an AOPEN MX3W motherboard (Intel 810
| chipset) with an Award BIOS. The manuals say nothing about this.
|
|
Anonymous
June 26, 2005 4:29:12 PM

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A BIOS beep would only occur during boot, but there may be a setting in the BIOS for
some alarm (maybe why you thought of the temperature) which may be what you are
hearing....though I don't think it would be just a single beep.

It could be a beep from some background program. What is showing in the Close
Program box if you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete when the beep occurs?

Does it occur in Safe Mode? Does it occur if you do a clean boot?

How to Perform Clean-Boot Troubleshooting for Windows 98
http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=192926

"CLEAN BOOT -- What it is and why you need it." by MS MVP Gary Terhune
http://grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
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"Peabody" <waybackKILLSPAM44@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:Kdyve.67854$Fv.62602@lakeread01...
> I know this is pretty much off topic, but wondered if someone could
> tell me which newsgroup has the hardware/repair experts. Or maybe
> someone here knows the answer.
>
> Occasionally, usually when there is a good bit of activity, such as
> when watching an mpeg video, I get a single beep from the case
> speaker. Nothing else happens, and the computer continues to run
> with no problems.
>
> I had thought about temperature, but it seems to be well within the
> normal range.
>
> Could it be a power supply problem - voltage dropping below spec?
> RAM errors?
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Well, if it matters, this is an AOPEN MX3W motherboard (Intel 810
> chipset) with an Award BIOS. The manuals say nothing about this.
>
>
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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 6:24:04 PM

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Peabody wrote:
> Any suggestions?

Could it be any of the software?

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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 3:01:01 AM

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have you tried moving your mobile phone further away.

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"Peabody" <waybackKILLSPAM44@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:Kdyve.67854$Fv.62602@lakeread01...
> I know this is pretty much off topic, but wondered if someone could
> tell me which newsgroup has the hardware/repair experts. Or maybe
> someone here knows the answer.
>
> Occasionally, usually when there is a good bit of activity, such as
> when watching an mpeg video, I get a single beep from the case
> speaker. Nothing else happens, and the computer continues to run
> with no problems.
>
> I had thought about temperature, but it seems to be well within the
> normal range.
>
> Could it be a power supply problem - voltage dropping below spec?
> RAM errors?
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Well, if it matters, this is an AOPEN MX3W motherboard (Intel 810
> chipset) with an Award BIOS. The manuals say nothing about this.
>
>
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