Help interpreting PC beep code

By joshuamays
Jul 14, 2009
  1. Mobo - Gigabyte nForce3 250

    uses AwardBIOS

    i powered off pc to connect an IDE cd-drive. upon powering back on thats when i started receiving beep code.

    i then disconnected the cd-drive to boot as pc originally was and received the same beep code.

    when powering on all fans are running. monitor stays at black screen. meanwhile receiving beep code.

    its a long beep repeating every 4 secs. i still havent found a way to decode it yet or have any remote idea as to what could be wrong. ill continue looking for a way to decode this. thx
  2. joshuamays

    joshuamays TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 137

    i know that the bios manufacter is Award, but they are now owned by Phoenix industries. not sure when the new ownership came into play.

    turns out that Phoenix bios code for long repetitive beeps is a memory error. hmm. so bad ram maybe?
  3. mrturtle

    mrturtle TS Rookie Posts: 43

    Have you tried just using one stick of memory/ another stick of memory?
  4. joshuamays

    joshuamays TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 137

    K, turns out it was a bad stick of ram :( oh well, happens to the best of us.

    have another stick of ram in the pc so were good to go for now.

  5. Tedster

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

    please consult the bios beep guide in the guides forum
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