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12 Short beeps - Power error?

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Last response: in Motherboards
March 8, 2012 7:45:58 PM

I have a GA-890FXA-UD5 rev 2.0 board, it is sending out 12 short beeps. This is whats listed in the manual:

1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
Continuous short beeps: Power error

I assume my code is the last one listed, so what does that mean? I have ruled out my PSU/VGA/HDD.

Thank you

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March 8, 2012 8:44:58 PM

What PSU are you using exactly? And might as well list your system speces.

I'm going to guess and say it is indeed a power error, but could be a combo of other problems. Is your memory on the supported list from the mobo manufacturer? Are you using and i7 processor with an underpowered PSU?
March 8, 2012 9:55:19 PM

Turns out it was my ram, boot up just fine when i took out 1 stick of ram, and now it works with both sticks weird but it works now.