Two beeps at powerup.

Intel Media dh67bl desktop motherboard -...
May 29, 2012 at 20:46:00
Specs: Vista, Intel Core i3 3.1GHz / 2g

I'm having this issue; When I power up my computer with ONLY the cpu (+heatsink) and 1 stick of RAM inserted, it gives two long beeps. I know that two long beeps are not listed on any POST beep list, so I've even included a video of my computer;

These beeps are longer than the three short beeps I get when I power on with CPU + mobo, so I'm convinced that they're "long" beeps.

When powered up with only the cpu attatched to the mobo, it gives three short beeps, which would indicate that it's set up correctly. With one stick of RAM in, at first it booted, let me access the bios, and then froze. Froze while in the BIOS, that is. After a few seconds, the computer powered off, and it's been doing this ever since.

Backstory on hardware; I was building a new build, with a new CPU + Mobo + ram + videocard, with the old HDD. Set it up last week, mobo was doa, so I got that replaced. This current mobo is brand new. The CPU is nearly brand new, having only been put in that previous mobo and it seems to work fine. RAM is also nearly brand new, once again, having only been put in that previous mobo.

What should I do?

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May 30, 2012 at 03:24:24
All that info yet you never once mentioned the BIOS manufacturer, an essential when asking for help with a problem such as yours.

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May 30, 2012 at 04:20:46
Include detailed information on all hardware.
Have you used a thermal compound (and used it correctly) when mounting the heat sink:
Are you observing proper grounding of yourself to protect components from static discharge?
Make sure that your RAM is compatible with your motherboard.
Try a different stick of RAM and even a different memory slot to eliminate these possible issues.
If you can get it to boot to BIOS with a CD drive attached, run Memtest.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 30, 2012 at 05:08:10
well all the above are just assumption until u tell us what pc specs u have
more importantly the motherboard.... every board has its specific beep code
i would say u either did not mount the cpu properly into its socket or u have bad incompatable ram

computers are a second home

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May 30, 2012 at 06:13:22
"I know that two long beeps are not listed on any POST beep list"

How hard did you look? Are you asking about the Intel DH67BL motherboard? All you had to do was check the manual or the Intel website.

2 beeps = No video detected (If using an add-in graphics card, reseat the card.
Make sure a compatible processor is installed.)

Or have a look at page 65 of the manual:

Do you have a video card installed? The onboard graphics ports are only for CPUs with integrated graphics. Maybe your CPU is defective?

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