P5N-E SLI MOBO problem

Asus mainboard / P5n-e sli
January 19, 2009 at 11:50:51
Specs: Windows Vista 32bit Home Premium, Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz / Crucial Ballistix 2 GB & OCZ 2 GB
My motherboard is giving me a beep error message but I am not sure what it means. The error message sounds something like a trill, and it lasts until I turn it off. Does anyone know what that means?

P.S. My computer was also giving me some other problems before this, and now this seems to be consistent. If anyone thinks I should mention those, I will.

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January 19, 2009 at 14:47:14
Your board has an Award BIOS so you have to check out the Award BIOS beep code list:



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January 19, 2009 at 15:52:03
Thank you very much Jam. It seems like I could have a memory issue. I will try booting up off of different RAM sticks until it works and if not, I will try flashing the BIOS to the latest version. (I have the manual and I am following the directions exaxctly)

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January 19, 2009 at 19:28:22
Don't flash the bios, it's not the problem. The bios is putting out the beep(s) and bios' rarely fail.

If the beeps are when you try to boot. It's probably a memory or video adapter problem.

If the beeps are when you are using the system, it could be overheating.

For what it's worth to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.

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January 19, 2009 at 22:52:36
So it turns out one of my memory sticks was bad. I
removed the bad memory and now it passes the BIOS
test. But now I have another problem. After it passes the
BIOS and gets to the main splash page, the computer
halts at the screen. I cant enter the BIOS or get to boot
devices or anything. It just halts. Any ideas?

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January 20, 2009 at 10:32:43
I'm not sure what I did but I tested each RAM stick
individually and each time my computer booted up alright
and I was able to get into the BIOS just fine. I've yet to
plug in my hard drive and other devices, but i doubt those
were the issue as Im sure I would have been having many
different problems if it was related to my hard drive or DVD

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