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January 23, 2013 2:35:10 AM

Hey guys,

I just built a new computer and my specs are:
Antec p280 Case
4x Bitfenix Spectre 120mm Case Fans
Asus Sabertooth Z77
I5 3570k 3.4ghz
Hyper 212+
16 gb (2x 8gb) G.Skill Ripjaws
Crucial M4 128gb SSD
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
Gigabyte Radeon 7870 OC 1100 mhz 2gb
Corsair HX750 PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) sp1

Upon pressing the power button to turn my computer on, there is a loud single beep sound. Everything in my computer boots fine, but I am wondering what this beep is, and how to turn it off? Is it just a memory test or something?


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January 23, 2013 2:37:00 AM

It is POST (Power On Self Test) giving the all-is-well, you want the single beep on start-up and pray for the day to never come where you hear more than one.

EDIT: Forgot to add, good job on your new build, its great when it works right the first time, lol.
January 23, 2013 2:39:22 AM

Thats known as your "Post Beep". This noise is created via motherboard speaker.. they come with your case or sometimes your motherboard has it bitted into the board.. the Sabertooth Z77 does but you can put the speaker on it.. you can just simply take this piece: off the pins its on. and You won't hear the annoying beeps.. i like having them especially when i don't have a Post code reader on my board. Because without a PCR and a issue happens idk what the issue is...
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January 23, 2013 11:21:24 PM

Thank you both for your help :)  glad to know that it isnt an issue! :D 
January 23, 2013 11:21:36 PM

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