I recently built a sandybridge pc:
-msi p67a-g45 (b3) motherboard
-sapphire hd 6870
-g. skill ripjaws x series 4gb (2 x 2gb) 1600 ddr3
-antec truepower 650w power supply
every time i boot it up it gives 3 short beeps and 1 regular startup beep. everything loads up fine and it shows that my ram and other components are running successfully. i've ran memtest to see if it was a ram problem, but no errors. i have not overclocked anything, and i'm not planning to, until i buy an aftermarket cooler for my 2500k. everything is working fine, temps are good, but i was just curious if there could be anything wrong.
Well..Now Im running out of ideas. But as Maziar says normally its related to ram so..hmm tried xmp? Just give the ram the voltage recomended for it. For example,my pc during boot says,"press tab to show post' so It shows ram info,odd,hdd checkings..quickly.What about the timings,may need to be tweaked? Are you sure everything in the case is powered properly..even fans.. I would ask MSI/g.skill to see if its normal.
This is really frustrating me now
i tried enabling xmp, no luck.
already tried defaulting all the settings, no luck.
reseated my ram every possible way, no luck.
i even tried moving my graphics card to another slot, no luck.
when i press tab at startup, it just takes me to a menu where it asked me to do a hdd memory check, i proceeded, but didn't change the beep code.
sigh.. im going to try to contact msi and gskill.
The person who originally posted that video had RMA'd the mobo and memory with the same results, so you might consider testing your PSU and/or CPU if possible. I actually tried troubleshooting and breadboarded a simple mobo-psu-cpu setup, and instead of giving me a no-memory code, it power cycled which (I've been told) indicates that 1 of those 3 components were likely faulty. At the time I wasn't sure if it were the CPU or mobo, so I sent both back even though my system functioned.
On the one hand your system functions and is stable. On the other hand, the jingle is unexplained and most users make no mention of it in reviews, discussions, etc so it probably shouldn't be there. So its up to you, but if you don't mind the wait I would RMA
it doesn't seem like my computer is being affected though.. so i don't see any point in rma-ing my items for me to maybe have the same problem again. so i guess i'll just leave it for now until i finally diagnose the problem.
I found your discussion, because I'm having the same problem...
During startup I get 3 beeps in a row - pause - one more beep - Windows 7 startup screen.
The system boots regulary and works fine.
I have a
- Sapphire Pure White Fusion E-350 mainboard (kann handle DDR3-800, DDR3-1066)
- 4 GB Kingston ValueRAM PC3-10667U CL 9 (i.e. 1333 MHz)
Did you finally solve the problem?
Is it possible, that my RAM is to "fast" (1333 MHz)? I thought it should just slow done, but work still fine...
I'm just at the beginning of analyzing the problem. I have to check Sapphire page/manual, I need to run memtest. And I did not try the other RAM slot of the MB. I'll do this next. But maybe you already solved it?
I still have weird motherboard beeps, but there is nothing wrong with any of my installed hardware so I decided to ignore it. But I noticed that there are many more beeps at boot up whenever I have my external hard drive or iPhone plugged in. Try to unplug all usb devices and boot up your computer. I still have not solved this problem though :\
Yeah, connected USB devices is important! I found out, too, that if I connect my usb keyboard, usb mouse and a usb dvd-player I have 4 beeps. With 2 connected USB devices I have 3 beeps, without any devices I have have still one beep (before the regular beep with a different pitch). So it seems like I get (N+1) beeps having N USB-devices connected.
Well, I do not see whats the sense of this, but ok... And because the RAM-tests didn't show any problems (and the system runs without any problems) the memory/board seems to be ok.
But I wonder why I do not find any comment about that by any other user of the mainboard. I cant believe that nobody else is wondering about the strange beeps at startup...
I'll check my bios settings carefully. Maybe there is an option to stop this beeping.
As said before the beeps are linked to usb devices plugged. I've started with one beep + a pause + another beep ("tu - ... - ti !") and each time I've added a usb device (HDD, then memory cards drive, then printer) I have one more beep. Today my pc is starting with "tu - tu - tu - tu- ...- ti !", not really quit !
Nothing found in bios settings, nothing found in others forums... but tired of these beeps too !