funny alarm from mobo, cant figure out why - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-24-2006, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 36
Send a message via AIM to axiomflash
Default funny alarm from mobo, cant figure out why

I keep getting random alarms from my motherboard and can't figure out why. Sometimes my computer starts up and they go off 10 hours later, sometimes they start 5 seconds after I start the computer on. I get no postcode error when they happen, and the computer continues to work. Also, removing any hardware or devices doesnt seem to affect the occurence of the alarms. I pretty much can't trace it to anything and am lost ( Have checked the Abit manual and resources to no avail

Motherboard is Abit AV8, has worked great for me for two years but suddenly started this over the past 2 weeks. Hard drives are wiped clean and I still get this alarm during install

It seems that any part on my computer could be bad and I don't know how to trace it back to the part that needs replacing.

Please help!

axiomflash is offline  
Old 10-24-2006, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
baronvongogo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: United Kingdom, Warrington
Posts: 2,756

check the BIOS could be CPU fan set to alarm if the temp hits a certain time.

Also sometimes the alarm goes off because the CPU temp takes awhile to kick in. Worth looking into anyway.
baronvongogo is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.