OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black 3.4 Ghz
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 Hawk Edition
Memory: 4 GB GSKILL Ripjaws DDR3
PSU: Corsair 650W
HD: 640 GB Western Digital Black 7200 RPM SATA 6.0
Case is a Coolmaster with 1 front intake, 2 side intake, 1 top exhaust, and 1 rear exhaust.
OK, I have been getting random beeps from either the motherboard or the GPU. They are not your standard triple/quad/etc beeps that denote an issue according to the sequence. These are just 100% random beeps...fast/slow/long pause/short pause...random. They occur typically while gaming in such games as WoW, Civ 5, LoL, and certain benchmarking programs. For example, running the Heaven benchmark, it beeps 5-8 times towards the beginning of the benchmark, but then doesn't beep again throughout the test.
(Temps from HW Monitor)
Idle CPU Temp: 30-35 C
Load CPU Temp: 47-50 C
Idle GPU Temp: 38 C
Load GPU Temp: 53 C
Nothing crashes or acts up. Just this annoying beeping. I have turned off all alarms for the motherboard in the BIOS, so this leads me to believe that it's the GPU, but I can't be sure. Haven't been able to find much literature on this type of issue either. Anyone have some thoughts?
Well mouse there you go here is one complaint about the gtx 460.
As you can see there is a small speaker on the card. These typically sound when there is a problem getting power to the card. I had this problem once on a older card that I managed to brick while handling it. As for you I suggest rma (return the card for a replacement) and make sure the psu isn't to blame. For that check the volts.
Yea, I thought it could be a voltage problem. Tried the card with a totally different PSU and still got beeps. Tried it in another PC and still got the beeps. So I am in contact with MSI right now to RMA the card to get a fresh one. Thanks for the help!