40 secs between PC power on and beep sound

By serpian
Oct 6, 2007
  1. Hi there,

    It seems that my PC is having big troubles. When I turn it on, roughly 40 seconds pass before system beep sound happens. Does anyone have any ideas what might cause this? No BIOS customization were done to my PC, no firmware upgrades etc.

    Thanks in advance!
    Desperately waiting for any pointer,
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,423   +77

    <sigh>, how can I guess when you tell me nothing whatever about your PC?
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, serpian, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, tell us you motherboard, cpu and what bios version you have and we can help you out :)

    Also, has it only been doing this recently or has it always done this?
  4. serpian

    serpian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, here's what I have:

    CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600
    Main board: Asus P5N32 SLI SE Deluxe
    BIOS: American Megatrends v8.12
    RAM: GEIL 4x 1G PC2 6400 GX22GB6400UDC

    Asus PC Probe Utility tells me that I have very high CPU temperature: 75 degrees C
  5. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    I'm pretty sure that beeping sound is coming from the motherboard, warning you of the high temperature.

    Many motherboards' BIOS has the option of an alarm that will sound whenever the temperature of a certain component exceeds the pre-defined threshold.

    If this is the case, you have two options:
    1. Go into the BIOS, turn off the heat alarm (or set the alarm threshold higher), and ignore the obvious heat problem.
    2. Acknowledge your heat problem, and attempt to solve it.

    I would strongly suggest option 2. Open up your computer, clean out all the dust, clean all the fans, do some cable management, and maybe look for a better CPU HSF.
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