1 Long Beeps, Followed by 3 Short Beeps (sometimes)

By 1bellb
Apr 3, 2009
  1. Hi, I have recently built my own PC but for some reason I keep getting 1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps, but it doesnt happen all the time, sometimes it will turn on fine and other times I get the beeps, it is really annoying me because I cant find any problems, I have read that these beeps can be the Graphics card or the RAM but I find it strange that it does it sometimes and not all the time, can anyone please help with this problem, Thanks.

    My system specs are as followed:
    Asus P5K Premium Motherboard
    Intel Quad Core Q6600 CPU
    8GB Reaper RAM
    BFG NVIDIA GTX280 OC Graphics Card
    CoolerMaster 1000W PSU
  2. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    hi 1bellb

    make sure that all of your RAM chips are firmly placed into their slots and that they aren't susceptible to movement in and out of the slots. You could also run Memtest on your chips from here - You've heard right about the beeping sounds probably being caused by RAM issues. Good luck :)

    Spyder_1386 :)
  3. 1bellb

    1bellb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 86

    How do you make it boot from CD because I have copied all the files to a CD and when I boot it just past the Boot from CD part and goes to the Windows Boot
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Here is the Memtest guide, please follow it exactly

    Hint: You will be opening the "ISO" file
  5. 1bellb

    1bellb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Right guys, I did the MemTest and everything is fine apparently, No errors at all. So now im really stuck on what to do. Because I now know it isnt the RAM, so what is it, Could it be the Graphics Card or could it be the PSU
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    check my guide.... it's all there....
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