My computer makes a beep sound every 5 seconds

May 25, 2019 at 15:05:29
Specs: Windows 10
I recently made an expensive PC and it seems to be working perfect in just about every way. The only problem I have is that while I'm using my PC it makes a beep every 5 seconds. I don't know what is causing it or how to fix it. Please help! its very annoying.

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#1
May 25, 2019 at 15:26:19
Lets see if it is the internal speaker making the noise.

How can I disable / enable the internal speaker?
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/...


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#2
May 25, 2019 at 16:22:24
I tried going through that method but the "Non plug and play Drivers" didnt pop up for me.

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#3
May 25, 2019 at 16:28:15
"that method"
There is more than 1 method on that page.

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#4
May 25, 2019 at 16:33:34
the software method doesn't work for me


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#5
May 25, 2019 at 16:48:20
With the cover off, can you identify where the noise is coming from?

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#6
May 25, 2019 at 16:50:15
It works OK except for the beeps? And it's a desktop and not a laptop? If it works OK except for the beeps it doesn't sound like a bios error code but if you could post back the PC model or motherboard model we can check that.

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#7
May 25, 2019 at 16:52:42
Do NOT disable the internal speaker. It's there for a reason & it's beeping for a reason.

Did you build the PC yourself? Are you an experienced builder? Did you benchtest before putting the board in the case? Please post a complete list of the hardware you used.


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#8
May 25, 2019 at 16:58:55
"Do NOT disable the internal speaker"
It was just for testing, trying to find the source of the noise.

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#9
May 25, 2019 at 17:03:03
With the cover off, are all fans, including the power supply, spinning,

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#10
May 25, 2019 at 17:08:13
Another thing to try to isolate the problem. Boot to safe mode:

https://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-w...

and see if it still beeps. If so it's likely a windows problem. If not it's probably hardware related.

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#11
May 25, 2019 at 17:44:37
The beeping seems to only happen when it is fully booted up. Not while in BIOS. With the case off all the fans are spinning. I had the PC build by ibuypower,com . It is using a NZXT H700i case, a msi mpg z390 gaming pro carbon AC, an asus strix 2080 ti. corsair h115 water cooler, 3x hl140 corsair fans, 800w power supply, 32gb of ddr4 ram corsair vengeance 3200. 500 gb ssd / 2tb hdd

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#12
May 25, 2019 at 20:56:47
Maybe not related but I noticed that for all of your hardware there is a name brand but for the power supply it says "800w power supply" so it is a no-name brand. A good quality power supply is the best insurance that your expensive components will last throughout the practical use cycle of the system. A cheap power supply is not just likely to fail early but likely to take out something else when it goes bad.
If it is a no-name brand and there is a chance you can get them to take back the power supply for credit towards a Corsair brand power supply, then I would recommend doing it.
Even if they will not, I would still take out the cheap one and purchase a good one instead.
It is possible that the power supply is the cause of your error tone if any of the output voltages are off (high or low) by more than 5% of their nominal values.
If you reply with the make and model we can advise you on the quality of it.

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


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#13
May 25, 2019 at 23:11:18
I looked through the manual (downloaded form here:)

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/sup...

and couldn't find that particular beep code. And as far as I know you don't get an otherwise normally operating computer AND beep codes at the same time.

You say it doesn't beep while in bios but does it beep in safe mode?

Have you determined if the beeping is coming through the speaker or from the PSU, hard drive or other piece of hardware? If noisy fans prevent you from locating the source you can usually temporarily stop them from spinning with your finger--not a screwdriver as that can break the fan blade.


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#14
May 26, 2019 at 00:15:34
It sounds like it is coming form the motherboard or gpu. There are two red lights above the rams sticks(which I thought was the problem but it is apparently from xmp being on) and also two white lights exactly above the rams sticks. It does not beep while in BIOS but does beep while I'm in windows normally every couple 5-6 seconds. But it will randomly stop fro a minute or two sometimes. It's just hard for me to understand what is the problem. I've been playing multiple games, watching movies, streaming videos, and sometimes those at the same time and I have seen zero problems from the computer.

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#15
May 26, 2019 at 02:11:36
Constantly beeping like this is often a symptom of overheating. Check again that all your fans are working and blowing in the correct direction. Also, are you sure that you applied the correct amount of thermal compound, and used the correct method for your CPU? It might be worth running a temperature monitoring program to see what your temperatures are.

Overheating might also explain the freezes as the CPU slows to a crawl until it has cooled down.


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#16
May 26, 2019 at 06:04:45
I agree that the first thing is to determine whether the beeps are
coming from the internal speaker. That is easy to do if the speaker
is connected to pins rather than soldered on. Just unplug it.

If the motherboard has a soldered beeper, find it and listen to it
through a tube to isolate the sound.

After determining whether the beeps are coming from the internal
speaker, and plugging it back in or re-enabling it and making sure
that the annoying beeps are still beeping, and determining that the
temperature is not unusually high, you could try this:

Start removing any peripheral devices you have connected, like a
printer. Unplug it and completely delete all trace of it from Windows.
The driver and any software that came with the device. Disable any
service that is brand-specific to the device. Disable and delete any
task that is specific to the device. Start with the printer, and do just
one device at a time, and determine whether the beeping stops.

On the other hand, if the problem is with an internal disk drive,
none of the above will help, and you will have to do something else
to find the problem. But you say the beeps seem to come from the
motherboard, which suggests that it is not a disk drive.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#17
May 26, 2019 at 12:23:28
I've taken off all the removable pieces from the h700i case and the sound actually seems to be coming from my hard drive.


The HDD light on the case is also flickering.

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#18
May 26, 2019 at 14:14:20
If the sound is from the drive, then back up your data
immediately and replace the drive.

Is the sound more like buzzing or clicking than beeping?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#19
May 26, 2019 at 14:27:57
to me it sounds like an old video game beep but it also does sound more like a click.

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#20
May 26, 2019 at 14:34:32
So long as there's no grinding or sticking and you can read/write to the disk just fine, it's just the sound of your PC. If it's loud or annoying, you could look into a set of rubber grommets to see if they dampen the noise.

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#21
May 26, 2019 at 16:19:54
"sound actually seems to be coming from my hard drive"
To confirm, use a thin wooden stick, place one end on the drive, the other in your ear.

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#22
May 26, 2019 at 20:27:53
What is the model number of the hard drive? Perhaps the drive has its own 'beep codes' and we can gain some information about the problem that way.

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#23
May 26, 2019 at 21:29:10
It is coming from my hard drive. It is a seagate barracuda 2tb hard drive

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#24
May 26, 2019 at 21:33:35
"It is a seagate barracuda 2tb hard drive"
Is it under warranty?

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#25
May 26, 2019 at 22:30:14
Different Types of Hard Drive Grinding, Buzzing, Failure, Crash, or Weird Sounds on Startup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVN...

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#26
May 26, 2019 at 22:44:55
Googling seagate barracuda 2tb beeping turns up quite a few inquiries but no specific fix. You might check the suggestions here:

https://www.supereasy.com/fix-seaga...

If nothing there works, as already suggested, you should probably replace the drive just to be safe. Clone the old drive to the new one and then RMA the old one back to Seagate (assuming it's still under warranty). Keep the drive Seagate sends back as a spare or sell it on ebay.

I had another thought--check seagate's site for diagnostic software. It may tell you something. And if there is a problem, including those results with the RMA would be helpful.

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#27
May 27, 2019 at 15:53:25
As far as I know, there are no hard drives that normally beep
for any reason. Anything that sounds like a beep is actually a
serious mechanical failure. The normal mechanical sounds
that hard drives make are unlikely -- though not impossible --
to mistake for beeps. However, unusual patterns of disk drive
useage, which I sometimes get from web pages, can be alarming.
I call this "churning", when the drive sounds like it is being used
much more than it should be. It could be caused by the read-write
arm rapidly jumping back and forth between two different cylinders
a relatively large number of times in a row, and repeating at fairly
short intervals. I leave such web pages as quickly as possible.
The sound in such cases is not caused by a damaged drive, but
all that churning can't be good for it.

The website DAVEINCAPS linked to has an odd take on the
cause of the beeping sound, and suggests a surprising remedy.
Here is the first hit my search returned:

https://www.gillware.com/data-recov...

Your drive may be fine, but if you have data on it that you treasure,
back it up immediately and assume that the drive is about to die.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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