I've been around on Google to try to find out what my computer's bios is trying to say. I took home my cousin's broken computer to my place to try to figure out what's the problem with it but I just can't troubleshoot this computer. It's letting out a repeating long beep for around 7 seconds and then 2 seconds rest and then it goes for 7 seconds again.
Info: Processor: Socket 478 Intel Pentium 4
MotherBoard: ECS P4M800-M V:10A
BIOS: AWARD BIOS
RAM: DDR 184 PIN RAM
My money is on ME SPENDING MY WHOLE SUMMER ON THIS COMPUTER! LOL
Find the problem on this computer is going to be like finding gold in New York!
If the RAM slots are bad, it should still be able to beep because it can't find that RAM is installed, but that wouldn't affect the rest of the mobo, electrically.
Honestly though, that system is so old that it's not really worth spending a lot of time or money on. A completely new system would make a lot more sense than spending time and money on something that outdated.
I was thinking of fixing her up for my parents to learn about the computer. They are learning so speed isn't a factor.
Well, the only fault that makes any sense if it's the mobo is the RAM slots (not necessarily the RAM itself). There's no way to fix that except for a new mobo. I think that no matter what it is, that will ultimately be what you need to do (either that, or a new CPU, but the mobo is cheaper, so the best "first" option).
If you think buying a new mobo and possibly new CPU is worth it, then you're more than welcome to do it, but I wouldn't.
Even the cheapest system you could find currently would accomplish teaching your parents about computers and do it MUCH better.