Computer Beep

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    Computer Beep

    My sisters computer suddenly stalled yesterday and made a high pitched beeping noise continuously. We turned it off then restarted it. Now whenever we turn it on the lights come on, the cd rom, hard, floppy drives have power but then nothing happens.

    WHY!!!!? Can someone please help me! We switched her hard-drive to my computer and it loaded up fine, we tried it with a spare but that one just beeps too! I don't know why. The original PC is a AMD K62-333, the other is a P2 200.
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    Motherboard is dead.

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    NOOOOO! Is this the only possibility?
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    its either the motherboard or the video card- my guess is its the video card, if it were the motherboard it wouldnt beep.

    take out the video card and replace it with the one in ur computer and see if it works, if it doesnt. analyze what ur sis uses the computer for then go to www.pricewatch.com and buy a video card accordingly, if she only uses it for word processing, net ect. i would go with a 32mb video card, just the cheapest 32mb on the site. that should be sufficient

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    Was it a continuous single beep or a pattern of several beeps?

    The reason I ask is that there are a few cpu heatsinks around with a thermal piezo alarm. (Mine does. Saved me a fried cpu once.)

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    Originally posted by Salem
    So it beeps at you when you power on?

    If it does then its generating a POST code, and you should look this up in your motherboard handbook, your motherboard website or the BIOS website.
    I think he meant that it beeped only when it first had probs. I could be wrong though. But yeah, it'd be pretty much the same thing.
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    Originally posted by Necrodeemer
    made a high pitched beeping noise continuously.
    Bad sign. Typically high pitched steady screech= "Hi, I'm your motherboard dying"

    Not a pretty sound. Course it could be a few things. Bad RAM, CPU, motherboard. Probably not video card. From the sounds of things, or from what I made from his original post, the computer no longer posts. The drives still get power, that's why they flicker, so the powersupply is good. I'm 75% sure it's the motherboard.

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    Thanks guys, unfortunately the motherboard on the old one has died. I checked the age of it today, it was 10 years old!

    The P2 is now working, turns out the ram was damaged by a power surge.

    Thanks again.
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    Originally posted by Necrodeemer
    Thanks guys, unfortunately the motherboard on the old one has died. I checked the age of it today, it was 10 years old!

    The P2 is now working, turns out the ram was damaged by a power surge.

    Thanks again.
    Get one of those power surge protecting power boards
    Please direct all complaints regarding this post to the nearest brick wall Have a nice day.

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    Just found my sisters surge protection plug. She didn't think that it worked! So she removed it. Damn her.
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    If the old board is 10 years old it's probably not worth the trouble, but you might check to see how hard it is to replace the cmos battery.

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