Loud Crashing

By stefphanni
Aug 28, 2006
  1. hello

    My PC was crashing erratically, often while I was using Photoshop, several months ago. I replaced a broken fan and later plugged in a loose cable (temp LCD display).

    It's begun crashing again. A shrill two tone alarm sounds and the computer continues running for a few minutes, long enough for me to shut her down. Or a lower pitch two tone alarm sounds accompanied by the system shutting down completely.

    My specs:
    AMD Athlon XP 2400
    2 GHz; 512 Mb RAM
    Power supply: Turbolink switching power supply LC-A350ATX (350W)
    ABIT-Nf7 motherboard
    CD burner
    DVD burner (self installed)

    The temp never goes over ~84F on the display. I've reformated, reinstalled windows. Could the power supply be too low? Is the motherboard failing? Overheating?

    Any ideas about what's sounding the alarm?
  2. Tedster

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

    loud tones indicate hardware failure. Check the beep codes in your motherboard manual.
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