Solved bios beeps

October 25, 2011 at 12:15:14
Specs: none as yet, single core pent 4 ,1.8 gig
Hi guys, need a bit of help please, Re: Gigabyte GE-81K1100 mobo , system starts to bios screen and goes through memory test , about 2 mins from cold, then loss of use of keyboard
and award bios beeps occur , the beeps are continuous short beeps ,which I believe indicate
power issue, but cant be sure do to the many versions of award

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October 25, 2011 at 12:31:05
See the owners manual for the beep codes. I'd guess memory but you need an exact list.

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October 25, 2011 at 12:34:47
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Identical, repeated beeps on Award BIOS means Memory Error - Memory is either damaged or badly seated.

You can test the RAM with memtest86:

Download the Windows ISO and create a CD from it with "IMGBurn" from here:

Boot the PC from the CD you just created.
Run the test for at least five passes.
The more passes it does, the more accurate the test results will be.

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October 28, 2011 at 13:50:02
Hi guys Re: beeps , memory checked out ok, by process of elimination removed hardware a piece at a time , went back to onboard everything, no joy. after much
head scratching , completely removed mobo and low and behold, upon turning it
over to look at the back a tiny patch of discolour had appeared . suspecting a
short out I tried another board and bingo it worked fine , cannot for the life of me
think how this has happened, no evidence of earthing against the case or loose
screws , but it was an old gigabyte mobo and maybe just died of old age LOL

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