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Old 07-03-2005, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One Beep :
Quote:
DRAM refresh failure
This may be due to - Bad memory chips
- A bad DMA Chip
- Bad memory addressing chips on the motherboard


Two Beeps :
Quote:
Parity error or Parity Circuit failure
Your memory may not be seated properly on the mother board.
Unplug and plug it properly


Three Beeps :

Quote:Bad memory or bad mother board


Four beeps :

Quote:Timer failure in the RAM.


Five Beeps :

Quote:CPU chip may be dead


Six Beeps :

Quote:Keyboard controller may have failed


Seven beeps :

Quote:CPU is dead. Retry the connections and test.
Replace the whole motherboard.


Eight Beeps :

Quote:Video card is missing or Bad.


Nine Beeps :

Quoteamaged ROM BIOS. BIOS chip has to be replaced if it persists.


Ten Beeps :

Quote:CMOS shutdown. Replace CMOS memory and associated chips.


Eleven Beeps :
Quote:
Cache memory test has failed.
To enable cache memory try CTRL+ALT+SHIFT++.


One long Beep and Three short Beeps:

Quote:Memory failure


One long Beep and Eight short Beeps :
Quote:Video card failure. Try to install video card in another slot.


No Beeps :
Quote:Check Power supply
Check mother board connections
Remove all cards except video card and check for system power up
Insert all cards one at a time and check their operation.
If system hangs on the installation of a particular card, then it is the cause for the problem and replace it with another of that type and check
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Different motherboards have different BIOS's e.g. mine is a phoenix award, so mine means nothing at all to me. (It has a combination of 4 beep combinations (e.g. 1 short, 4 short, 1 long, 2 short) and I have never been able to work it out from beeps, as have of them don't even get to have 4 beeps.)
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That's an odd bios, I have never came across those beep codes before
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Old 07-03-2005, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have never been able to work it out from beeps
it should be in ur mobo manual
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Old 07-03-2005, 09:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Then you should tell MSI that, as far as i know there manuals never list that information. They tell you in the manual to look certain codes and things up on there website.
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Originally posted by joshd
it should be in ur mobo manual
Yet to see that happen
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oh, right, sorry. its all in my dell manual, only my mobo uses lights labelled a,b,c,d, which light up in different patterns.
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