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January 19, 2012 7:57:21 PM

hey

so i got the parts for my computer yesterday and began the build today. starting with an external build, i got the essentials set up and then turned it on... 5 beeps in POST.

i looked up asrock post beep codes (my mobo is an asrock extreme3 970) and it says that 5 beeps means there's a processor error. okay so how do i diagnose the cause of the failure? i was reading something that suggested that 5 beeps probably doesn't mean that the processor is outright dead (or else the beeps wouldn't have happened at all), but if it isn't dead, what's wrong with it?

this is my first build, any help is greatly appreciated

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January 19, 2012 8:09:58 PM

make sure you connected the 8 pin 12v cpu connector

and that the cpu fan is connected to the cpu fan header
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January 19, 2012 8:22:45 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
make sure you connected the 8 pin 12v cpu connector

and that the cpu fan is connected to the cpu fan header


theyre both plugged in
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January 19, 2012 8:28:19 PM

who wants to know said:
theyre both plugged in


Did you follow all the instructions in the manuals? Maybe overheating?
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January 19, 2012 8:31:08 PM

make sure your graphics card is in the slot properly and any 6 or 8 pin connectors are plugged into it

could also try reseating the cpu and heatsink

whats the full list of hardware you are using?
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January 19, 2012 8:40:34 PM

mobo - asrock extreme3 970
cpu - amd phenom ii x4 925 deneb
gpu - radeon hd 6870
psu - rosewill hive-550
ram(x2) - g.skill value series 4g ddr3 sdram

tho i currently don't have the gpu connected. i got the 5 beeps with it on, took it off and i'm still getting the same 5 beeps

also, how do i reset the cpu/heatsink? do you mean taking them off my mobo and reinstalling
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January 19, 2012 8:42:53 PM

who wants to know said:
going to edit this post with my specs here shortly

also, how do i reset the cpu/heatsink? do you mean taking them off my mobo and reinstalling


Yep, make sure do everything by the book. Going to bed reply and I will check back in the morning, Good luck.

Cain.
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January 19, 2012 8:50:39 PM



also, how do i reset the cpu/heatsink? do you mean taking them off my mobo and reinstalling[/quotemsg]

yes take off and reinstall

check for bent pins when its off
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