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Loud Beeping Noise

By alnick
Mar 27, 2006
  1. I installed a 200gig hd in my comp, with my 80 gig thats already in there. Everything was good, windows loaded fine, but today my computer light started blinking on and off and my comp made a loud continuous beeping sound. Whats up? Its completely random, and it usually stops making that sound after 10-20 sec.
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    First guess would be that your system is not getting enough love from your power supply.

    Go here: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/ and calculate how much your system needs, then open up your case and look at the sticker on your PSU to see how many watts it is putting out.
     
  3. alnick

    alnick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    beeping noise

    ok, thx. One of my other friends said I should put in a liguid cooled heat sink.
     
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    That is another possibility, that your system is overheating. Liquid cooling may be a bit of an overkill, but always fun ;)

    Just to troubleshoot, download and install this on your system:
    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/547-speedfan.html

    and see what it is reporting for your temps. Unfortunately, it doesn't give us your PSU temps, as that is also a possibility. There are some PSUs that beep when they overheat.

    Also, take a look at all your fans on your system and make sure they are spinning. The fans on your case, the fans on your PSU, the fan on your CPU heatsink, the one on your motherboard chipset (if it has one), graphics card fan (if it has one).
     
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