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ASUS N6600/TD Video Card makes a solid beep/ring when PC shutsdown

By walkanotherday
Mar 12, 2006
  1. This is going to sound crazy but my Asus N600/TD video card makes a solid beep/ring when I turn off my computer. This is NOT coming from the motherboard. I turned off my computer and pulled the video card out of the slot and it was still ringing.

    As soon as I pull the DVI cable from the card it stops. Turning off the monitor also stops the beer/ringing. However, when I turn the monitor back on, it doesn't start beeping again.

    I never heard of a speaker on a Video Card and this really isn't a big deal because everything works great but it's still doesn't seem right.

    BTW this doesn't happen when the VGA cable is used. It seems like there is somethign up with the DVI cable or a power issue? I know that when you turn off a computer, the monitor is in a standby mode and not off yet; hence, the orange lights.

    Here are the specs

    P4 2.4 ghz
    Asus P4t 533-c mobo
    Asus N6600/TD Video Card
    Dell W2300 LCD Monitor/TV

  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 912

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    If I found the right card (see pic), the arrow will be pointing to the
    onvideo board piasso speaker and right above that is where you plug in the power.
    Most video cards that require a separate
    molex power supply have these to warn you about power failure. Most often this will occure
    durring boot up. First time mine didt it, I had forgotten to connect the power,
    they scream like a dickens and like DonNagul, I needed a new pair of undies. :haha:

    Barring a faulty DVI cable:
    I'm going to assume you have the power connected to your video card, that what is
    happening is your psu may be under powered when using digital cable to your Dell LCD.
    I'm loose on this thought because you state it doesn't happen when using vga cable.
    Also what is the native (digital) res for that Dell Lcd?
    You may be running either the card or LCD outside normal range triggering alarm.

    P.S. I was just noticing in the pic. just to the left and inbetween the power and speaker, there is a metal ring with copper wire wrapped loosely around it.
    I have in the past heard these make similar noise on a MoBO. It would be interesting to know if this could be the cause....just a thought in the dark!

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