Computer freezing frequently, help

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woody1191

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They say that anything more than one beep from the BIOS is bad but you can determine what hardware is causing those beeps. Your description of the beeps (One Long Beep (Low Tone) One Long Beep (High Tone) (Continuous Beeps (High Tone) ).
Here is the Intel website describing the Motherboard Beeps
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-010249.htm

Your error is isolated to the RAM, PSU or Motherboard. Do exactly what Intel suggest on the website. The last thing being switch the Motherboard. Hope this helps
 

Medic-5150

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Thank you, I had already done most of that except testing the power supply. How do I do that? I'm led to believe that it is the RAM since there were almost 500k errors when I ran Memtest86 on it. However, I cannot test it in another system because my other MB is not compatible with the ram, nor is my old ram compatible with this mother board....Nor is my old PSU compatible with this mother board. I'll try hooking the new PSU up to my old system and see if that works....
 

Medic-5150

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I'm working on it all right now, the power supply worked just fine on my other motherboard, booted right up. I'm swapping the memory right now. There's still no display though, and the hard drive never spins enough to load XP.
 

Medic-5150

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So I tried removing one RAM card at a time, and the computer responded exactly the same with either one individually, and even no RAM, however the red "RAM in use light still came on without any RAM in the board". The beeps seem to be caused by a loose screw that was causing the motherboard to ground out...Would that ruin the board? Still no display as well on either the FX card or the onboard video.
 

woody1191

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You've tested the PSU on another Motherboard that worked, The RAM still doesn't seem to work. I would just get the Motherboard replaced since it is under warranty. Also get your RAM replaced as well if this is under warranty.
 

Medic-5150

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Alright thanks. Would you recommend a different board or different RAM? Or did I get a pretty good setup for the price? MB was $120 and RAM was $80
 

woody1191

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Probably best you stick with the MB and RAM.
The board is good enough to be future proof because it supports Intel Core 2 Extreme Processors, so if you ever needed a upgrade in the future you could get one of those. And the MB supports upto 8GB of RAM so it is a good MB for £60.

The MB here in the UK costs £90 with delivery, very bad prices here 50% on top of the price in USA.
 

Medic-5150

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Thanks Woody. I guess I did well buying and assembling my first computer, minus this little hardware malfunction. Thank you for your knowledge. you've been very helpful!

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