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Windows 7: Rapid beeping on post

11 Mar 2011   #11
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Q: What do the POST beeps from my Motherboard mean and how can I hear them?

A: To hear the POST beeps you will need to make sure that your motherboard has a speaker attached to the Front Panel header. This speaker does not come with the motherboard in most cases, but should come with your PC Case. If your PC Case isn't fitted with a speaker you will have to buy one to hear the beeps.

The POST beeps indicate the following:
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
Continuous short beeps: Power error

this came from a gigabyte forum if its any help

BTW if your running 2 sticks of Ram and not triple channel the ram MUST be in the Correct Dimms..do you have a motherboard manual?


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11 Mar 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Damonlandsdown View Post
Hey . I have a new i7 but on post it beeps very rapidly

The psu is a 4pin for the cpu, but the i7 uses an 8 pin socket.
Is this the cuase?


If you're aware the CPU requires an 8 pin PSU connection, why are you using a 4 pin?
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11 Mar 2011   #13
Damonlandsdown

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Becuase i only have a 4 pin availible. I want to know if its the problem so i know to buy the correct psu
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11 Mar 2011   #14
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That ties in very nicely with your symptoms. Basically, the CPU isn't receiving sufficient power. There are adapters available which can convert the 4-pin version to an 8-pin version, although more often than not it will just convert a standard molex to the 8-pin plug. Standard molex to 4-pin adapters are also available, and you might be better off using one of those in conjunction with your existing 4-pin connector.

The best solution, however, would be to get a new PSU with the correct cables and connectors. If possible, choose a modular one as you only need to connect the cables you actually need. I would suggest a rating of at least 700W (it's far better to have a PSU that is capable of supplying far more power than you actually need, than one that only just manages it).
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11 Mar 2011   #15
Damonlandsdown

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thankyou a corsair hx750 orded
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11 Mar 2011   #16
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how you get on once you have installed it.
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11 Mar 2011   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
That ties in very nicely with your symptoms. Basically, the CPU isn't receiving sufficient power. There are adapters available which can convert the 4-pin version to an 8-pin version, although more often than not it will just convert a standard molex to the 8-pin plug. Standard molex to 4-pin adapters are also available, and you might be better off using one of those in conjunction with your existing 4-pin connector.

The best solution, however, would be to get a new PSU with the correct cables and connectors. If possible, choose a modular one as you only need to connect the cables you actually need. I would suggest a rating of at least 700W (it's far better to have a PSU that is capable of supplying far more power than you actually need, than one that only just manages it).
+1. Good advice.
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12 Mar 2011   #18
Damonlandsdown

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

hey, well this is un expected.

i have purchased a 850watt psu, 8 pin all the cpu needs but! the exact same problem,
ive eliminated it down to the ram, as when i insert one, or all of them it doesnt post correct.
now im hoping like hell my ram isnt ****ed could this just be a bad contact ? tho i have inserted, cleaned and inserted again 4-5 times now. could it even be the mother board?
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12 Mar 2011   #19
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

At the risk of repeating what I already said...you are using a X58 motherboard presumably..it's meant to run 3 sticks or triple ram configurations...you are not.
Consult your motherboard manual and insert the sticks you do have into the correct Dimm's in order for it to boot..if in fact a gigabyte board will boot with 2 sticks...I assume it will and I also assume that it's similar to my ASUS board in that it will be picky as to what dimm's its mounted in.

Also download CPU-z and run it and find out what mobo u have what bios etc and do as you have been asked repeatedly to do and post your system specs.

Motherboard model as in Gigabyte UD5 or UD7 or w/e....Gigabyte USB 3 isn't a model...I'm assuming its UD5 or later because I believe any model prior to that did not have a dual bios solution.

cheers
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