Computer beeps randomly, even while off

By berna118 ยท 4 replies
Apr 1, 2008
  1. So I just assembled a computer with the following:
    Abit IP35 Pro mobo
    q6600 quadcore 2.4
    bfg 8800 gts 512
    gskill 2x1GB DDR2 800
    500w power

    Everything runs perfectly, boots perfectly, but I hear this bizzare 'chirp' sound at random times. The sound is distinctly different from the boot 'beep' and happens at any time; while the computer is off and the power supply is shut off, while the computer is booting (rarely, but at any stage of the boot), or while the OS (vista 32 ultimate) is running. Its definitely not a cpu overheat sound, as all 4 cores are idling at around 45C and I can't imagine any other source, as it happens at any time, regardless of if the computer is on. Should i be concerned or just ignore this? Anyone else have a computer beep randomly, even while its off? This is so weird.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Then it is not off.
    What about when unplugged?
  3. berna118

    berna118 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it beeps even when the PSU is turned off
  4. Malditohon

    Malditohon TS Rookie Posts: 16

    are you sure that its your cpu? maybe its your AVR that creates the sound or maybe ur monitor.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    your psu is probably dying. replace it.
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