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Cmos beep during gaming

hey all, i'm having trouble with performance in bf2. I have played for the last couple of years with the same hardware, with no problems. I'll be in a game and it starts to stutter or lag , and sometimes the sound will make a screech and at the same time sometimes i hear the actual cpu box beep once, seems to freeze for a split second and away i go again for a while staying in game like nothing happened. I have tried vid drivers ,sound drivers blew out the case quickly, checked vid temp i think it was 40-50c ,never checked cpu temp(guess i would have to shut down comp and reboot into bios to see this?). any thoughts ? does the single beep mean anything ,bad memory, etc?

My specs (I know its old, waiting for bf3)

a64 3500
2 megs ddr (1 m 333/1 m 400 )
ati sapphire 1950 pro agp
gigabyte ga k8u-939 mb
250 gig hd
dvd burn
cd burn
floppy
500 antec psu
windows xp fully updated
avg virus scanned
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  1. rosewood said:
    hey all, i'm having trouble with performance in bf2. I have played for the last couple of years with the same hardware, with no problems. I'll be in a game and it starts to stutter or lag , and sometimes the sound will make a screech and at the same time sometimes i hear the actual cpu box beep once, seems to freeze for a split second and away i go again for a while staying in game like nothing happened. I have tried vid drivers ,sound drivers blew out the case quickly, checked vid temp i think it was 40-50c ,never checked cpu temp(guess i would have to shut down comp and reboot into bios to see this?). any thoughts ? does the single beep mean anything ,bad memory, etc?

    My specs (I know its old, waiting for bf3)

    a64 3500
    2 gigs ddr (1 g 333/1 g 400 )
    ati sapphire 1950 pro agp
    gigabyte ga k8u-939 mb
    250 gig hd
    dvd burn
    cd burn
    floppy
    500 antec psu
    windows xp fully updated
    avg virus scanned
    defragged
  2. speedfan is a good program for monitoring temps from within windows.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_speedfan/
  3. Best answer
    1 Beep: DRAM refresh failure

    Explanation: The system is having a problem accessing the system memory to refresh it. Refreshing is done on all system memory to keep its contents active.

    Diagnosis: This code usually means a problem either with the system memory or with the motherboard itself.

    Recommendation:

    Troubleshoot the motherboard.
    Treat as an apparent memory failure.
  4. thx , will try both in next few days. think i have some more memory around, ill try and rule out.
  5. I have seen one Nvidia 8800 series card do that in a clients rig when the PSU was perhaps insufficent or the power supply insufficent - there is a speaker on some cards, is is possible the beep is from the video card rather then motherboard?
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