Solved pc beeps 5 times at startup, But boots fine.

October 6, 2011 at 14:33:41
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate 64bits SP1, AMD Phenom II X4 965 (3,4G) / 8GB
Hi i just assembled a new pc. with the following coonfig.
- mobo: asrock 890GM Pro3 r2.0
- biosversion 1.4 (latest)
- CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965
- primary disc: Crusial M4 Solid sate Disc
- Memory: 8GB corsair DDR3 (2 x 4GB)

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October 6, 2011 at 15:35:53
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See if you can narrow it down here. 5 beeps means a cpu error,

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October 10, 2011 at 07:37:34
Hi Grasshopper, thanks for your reply.
In Ami Bios 5 beeps indeed may indicate problems with CPU (or Mobo). However I discovered from the vendor's site that 5 beeps for this particular mobo means Graphics error.

Finally i accidentally solved the issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems that the system was looking for an attached primary monitor and could not find one.

1) The mobo has HDMI - DVI - VGA as monitor connection options.
2) After assembleing, i connected a VGA cable to the monitor.
3) Everything booted fine, except for that nagging 5 beeps.
4) When i decided to test the mobo's ability to control two monitors, i connected also a HDMI cable.
5) Upon my next reboot.... NO MORE BEEPS !! :-)
6) Also after i removed the HDMI cable and rebooted ... NO MORE BEEPS!!!

My guess is that those beeps are like when you do not connect a keyboard to your system; the system then warns that there is a componant missing, but continues to boot. Which is also what happened in my case! After the first connect to HDMI the system must have configured somthing.


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