so i have recently heard about startup beep error codes.
my X9DAi is beeping a lot at startup. its practically undeterminable how many beeps there are because they are pretty rapidly occuring. However, the computer has been startup up after that.
But after a few weeks the computer stopped starting up (and beeping) the fans turned on but nothing happened. After a few restarts the computer then beeped again and started up.
Lately I havent had much luck of restarting several times. The computer just wont start up and beep. I tried removing RAM models as i thought maybe one or more of them are faulty. I did not manage to narrow it down to which RAM would be faulty because sometimes the computer would start up with one module removed, and sometimes not...
The pace of beeping should not matter much I believe. I was reading the manual for another Supermicro board(X9SRA) and beeping code change depending on the length of a beep ie: 5 shot beeps = this, 5 short beeps+1 long beep= that, or 1 long beep = this.
I would suggest to refer to your motherboard manual and go the troubleshooting section. If you do not have your motherboard manual anymore then check on supermicro.com for the X9DAI and you may have a manual download link around the "memery tested, HDD tested, download latest BIOS firmware...." links.
It may just be the battery... who knows.... therefore check the manua and troubleshooting section.