Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Gtx 590 quad sli causes motherboard to beep

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
January 1, 2012 5:59:43 AM

Hello,

I'm having a hard time figuring this one out my motherboard beeps whenever I play a game or anything gpu intensive with quad sli on. I checked my temperatures and everything is running cool all my fans work and nothing seems out of the normal. If someone could please help me figure this out.

Thank you

System:

Core i7 980
12GB G Skill RipJaws
2X EVGA Classified GTX 590
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD
1.2KW power supply
a b Î Nvidia
a c 135 V Motherboard
January 1, 2012 6:05:31 AM

Does your mobo have an additional power connector on it for when multiple GPUs are used?
m
0
l
January 1, 2012 6:16:57 AM

nope it just has the 24pin connector. I have sli this with 2 GTX 580 and xfire 2 hd6990 and have never gotten beeps like this before.
m
0
l
Related resources
a b Î Nvidia
a c 135 V Motherboard
January 1, 2012 7:49:31 AM

Are you sure the beeps are coming from the motherboard and not from one of the GPUs?
m
0
l
a b V Motherboard
January 1, 2012 8:00:19 AM

kyounatsumi said:
nope it just has the 24pin connector. I have sli this with 2 GTX 580 and xfire 2 hd6990 and have never gotten beeps like this before.


I can about guarantee you it doesn't just have a 24 pin connector. have you connected the 4/8 pin auxiliary 12 volt connector?
m
0
l
January 1, 2012 2:56:53 PM

Yeah I checked there was an 8 pin connector and that is plugged in here is the mobo in question. Also does the GPU have internal speakers? I thought only the mobo had an internal speaker.

m
0
l
a b Î Nvidia
a c 135 V Motherboard
January 1, 2012 7:45:49 PM

A high-end GPU typically has a piezo speaker on it that will scream at you if the board isn't getting enough power. What brand and model (not just wattage) is your PSU?
m
0
l
January 1, 2012 8:56:26 PM

Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply

Type ATX 12V 2.2

Continuous Power 1200W (at 50°C)

Maximum Power 1200W

Efficiency 87%

Power Factor Correction Active (0.99)

Protection Over Current
Over Voltage
Under Voltage
Over Temperature
Over Power
Short-Circuit protection

Safety / EMI Approvals CE, EC, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified

Fan 140mm Silent Fan
m
0
l
a b V Motherboard
January 2, 2012 2:01:02 AM

it sounds like one of those silly multi 12v rail PSUs? since it says multi GPU? any chance you're overloading/have too much on one of the rails? I know I have had some that had poorly labeled rails. Also had one where one rails overprotection circuit burned out
m
0
l
January 2, 2012 6:55:02 PM

here is a pic of the psu being used:

m
0
l
a b Î Nvidia
a b V Motherboard
January 2, 2012 7:03:15 PM

Try each card on their own and see how things go. I know these cards can draw a massive amount of power for a short time before failure. Up to 550w before the fuses go out. Use only the latest drivers and keep the fans at a high setting.
m
0
l
a b Î Nvidia
a b V Motherboard
January 2, 2012 8:54:46 PM

Is it me or is that PSU a fake. According to listed amps, it should be rated for 360W, not 1200W O.O

5*24.69 + 12*11.63 + 12*0.44 + 3.3*23.15 + 5*3.55 = 123.45 + 139.56 + 5.28 + 76.395 + 17.75 = 362.435.

The max current amperage seems WAY too low. For example, my 600W corsair power supply has:

+3.3V - 25A
+5V - 25A
+12V - 48A
-12V - 0.8A
+5Vsb - 3A
m
0
l
a b Î Nvidia
a c 135 V Motherboard
January 2, 2012 9:12:12 PM

Sunius, the label appears to me to be claiming it has SEVEN (A through G) +12V rails. I find it highly unlikely that there are actually that many rails, each appropriately current-limited; but the total +12V amperage available may well be 81A rather than 11.6A.
m
0
l
January 2, 2012 10:49:01 PM

nforce4max said:
Try each card on their own and see how things go. I know these cards can draw a massive amount of power for a short time before failure. Up to 550w before the fuses go out. Use only the latest drivers and keep the fans at a high setting.



I've tested each of the cards using heaven and 3dmark11 which did not cause it to beep. Also tested using 2 hd 6990 in xfire using both programs and did not get the beeps. Its only when I use sli with the gtx 590 that I get the beeps. I would think that the hd 6990 draw just as much power as the gtx 590.
m
0
l
a b Î Nvidia
a b V Motherboard
January 2, 2012 11:02:31 PM

Now that is strange, if two 6990 run without issue then two gtx 590 should run just fine.
m
0
l
a b Î Nvidia
a c 135 V Motherboard
January 2, 2012 11:58:26 PM

Since we're not sure what is beeping, it is hard to speculate further. I think it is probably one of the GTX590s that is beeping; as nforce implied, it would be strange if the mobo beeped for one pair but not the other.
m
0
l
!