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I have a computer with a supermicro motherboard that beeps, like a truck backing

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December 15, 2010 2:11:32 PM

I have a computer with a supermicro motherboard that beeps, like a truck backing up, and turns off spontaneously. I haven't touched the bios at all. It has been beeping for a minute now, however, this week it has just started shutting down on it's on in the middle of my work. Is this a motherbaord problem, a power supply problem or what? Any suggestions?
a c 716 V Motherboard
December 15, 2010 2:22:50 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

Well at least you have some humor! Q - What model of SuperMicro? Q - Is this a new build? Q - Do you have a dedicated GPU?

I need to look-up the beep codes.
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December 15, 2010 2:33:25 PM

P8 Series Motherboard (MBD-P8SAA-0)
Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 Processor
PCI-Express X16
Dual Channel DDRII 533
800MHz
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a c 716 V Motherboard
December 15, 2010 3:16:13 PM

ref - http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/P4/925/P...

Manual only lists:
1 long beep Memory Modules Errors
1 long beep+2 short beeps VGA Error

Typical Phoenix tones http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/phoenixbeep.htm

The way you described the tones would normally suggest a PSU problem. However, the Manual suggests RAM. On another computer create a Memtest bootable CD/DVD {ISO/zip} - http://www.memtest.org/ and IF possible attempt to boot from the CD/DVD - beforehand try to re-seat and/or clean the DIMM contacts. Older components 'can' oxidize - pencil eraser or Isopropyl alcohol to clean the RAM.
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December 27, 2010 3:41:36 PM

Thank you for the help.
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