Not sure if this is a problem or not with my new build...
Breadboarding my ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 Mobo with discrete GPU before I start. The POST seems to go OK; on video I see a colorful mfr. promo screen, then it shows:
Copyright 2011 (blah blah)
BIOS date (blah blah)
Z77 Extreme 4 UEFI P1.40
CPU info (looks good)
RAM info (looks good)
UEFI Defaults have been loaded
Press F2 or Del to run setup
Press F1 to continue
Only thing is, the little chassis speaker I connected doesn't make a sound, though it IS connected to the proper header. This particular Mobo DOES have built-in LEDs that display various error codes. Could it be that the mfr thinks the visual display makes those audio beeps unnecessary? Naturally, the manual doesn't mention this.
Can I safely ignore the lack of beeping, and proceed with the build?
Thanks maxx, I thought all mobos would beep provided a speaker's connected! I guess that LED error code display does kind of make the beeps redundant. Cheers!
No problem. Just FYI, this is much more common with brand name computers like Dell, HP, Acer, etc. The last time I heard a beep at POST from a brand name box was the end of the Pentium 4 era. Although I don't work with brand names a lot.