thanks for replying.
The beeps are long and continue beyond 10. I have not been able to count how many as when it starts beeping it doesn't stop until powered off.
The motherboard: http://www.albatron.com.tw/English/product/mb/pro_detail.asp?rlink=Specification&no=190
The Cpu: AMD Athlon X2 4200+ http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=59
4GB Memory (DDR1) (unknown brand)
1x Sata DVD rom drive (Samsung, can't remember the model)
1x IDE DVD ReWriter (NEC, can't remember the model)
Nvidia GeForce 7600GS X2 in SLI
2 x SATA Hard Drives
(i'm at work at the moment so can't give a more indepth answer)