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Abit NF7-M motherboard

By Hodsocks
Feb 6, 2004
  1. Can anyone tell me what the continual beeping from the Abit NF7-M motherboard means?
    I have built a new computer using this board and some of the time when it boots up it emits a loud beeping sound and continues into Windows. If I reboot the machine it stops and will happily boots up.
    I have looked in the manual but there is no reference to it. It doesn't seem to affect performance as the machine will go into Windows Xp whether making the noise or not.
    All settings in the BIOS are set as default.
     
  2. Bug

    Bug TS Rookie Posts: 180

    Not sure how this forum feels about posting other forum threads, but this is what I have found so far. Most abit boards will have the same beep codes (not all mind you). I am posting it this way so that the original poster gets credit.

    Bug

    Abit NF7-S Beep Codes
    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/archive/topic/83627-1.html

    Same info found at another forum.

    If you have two sticks of RAM, I would try just one, or move them around and see what happens. Also check your PS voltages and see if they happen to spike when the beeps occur.
    Hope this helps

    Bug
     
  3. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 535

    Thanks Bug, I think overheating is unlikely as it sounds as soon as the pc is turned on, it may be a problem with voltages, I must check it out.
     
  4. Bug

    Bug TS Rookie Posts: 180

    Yeah, make sure that the voltages are within 5%. 10% is really iffy and can really cause some system problems. The MoBo manufacturers may have gone cheap on the board you are using and bought parts that can't tolerate to much deviance. Take a look at MSI's old cap problem...

    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=195

    Unfortunately, you can never tell what parts they used until you start having issues and the brown stuff starts to leak. I don't want to bad mouth MSI. In fact, I have one of their new motherboards, and it FREAKIN ROCKS!
    Good luck.

    Bug
     
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