My PC (ASUS A7V8X-X, Athlon 1700+) has stopped working after 2 years. When I turned it on the other day, I hear constant beeping and the monitor goes in standby.
I took the whole thing apart, checked the power supply, which is fine, and disconnected everything on the Mobo, took out all cards, RAM and CPU. No beeps. As soon as I install the CPU but nothing else, it beeps like crazy. I guess the CPU is shot, right?
Just some info related to the bios, from my understanding.
The reason why the bios stops beeping.. is because there is no CPU. The bios will not function without the CPU. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.
You need to count the beeps (whether it is short or long in combinations) in order to determine what the system is trying to tell you.
Some MB, like ASUS, even have an onboard sound that can verbally tell you what is wrong. Usually when the system beeps, is because it senses can not display the error on the screen. So that right there can tell you that it might be the video card, or the MB interface for the video card.