Single system beep every so often.

Intel Core 2 duo e6600 dual core process...
August 7, 2009 at 15:47:45
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800MHz
I overclocked my FSB to about 350 recently and the POST and everything is working fine, as well as the temperature. However, when I am on the computer I hear a system beep every so often. It is just a single beep and it just happens (feels like) randomly.

I have an Asus P5B Deluxe wi-fi ap edition motherboard.


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#1
August 7, 2009 at 18:16:33
I don't know if it is overclocking related, I was just including that information as it might be helpful.

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#2
August 9, 2009 at 16:54:38
Anyone?

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#3
August 9, 2009 at 16:58:58
You could be hovering right at the alarm setting for overheating. Check the BIOS settings for PC Health.

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#4
August 19, 2009 at 19:28:17
The MB temp stays at about 86 degrees fahrenheit, almost room
temperature. The CPU temp is around 42C. I ran a big
compression of a 100+ gb file and when I woke up int he morning
I checked and it was still relatively cool (never went over 45
celsius)

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#5
August 19, 2009 at 22:22:07
Random beeps could be a messaging program notification.

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#6
August 20, 2009 at 13:57:24
yeah, I am not going to worry about it unless something very noticeable and bad is going on.

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#7
August 20, 2009 at 14:50:26
You you use instant messaging programs? Check to see if you have an audible notification setup.

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#8
August 20, 2009 at 19:25:07
Have you checked the event viewer(start>run>eventvwr.msc) to see if they are any major errors coinciding with the beeps. System and application would be the logs worth looking at.

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#9
August 20, 2009 at 22:53:39
Is there a specific place you would recommend looking initially? To be honest I haven't heard it since I posted this. I use Ubuntu 9.04 and Windows XP SP3 and while I believe I might have heard it in both operating systems (maybe not though) it occurred at a lower frequency in Ubuntu 9.04. Also, I may have reduced my FSB about 50 MHz after I posted this, but I could be wrong.

The Core 2 Duo E6600 hovers around 3.05-3.07 GHz clock per core and I have never seen it go about 45 degrees celsius even after I ran a huge file system operation over night and it was clocking at about 3.25 GHz per core. At around that speed it is *normally* about 41 or 42 degrees celsius. If these beeps start up again I will definitely get to the bottom of it.

I have an ASUS P5B Deluxe Wifi-AP edition motherboard with the latest beta BIOS (haven't noticed any other issues however). I remember seeing one review where the reviewer stated that the motherboard I have is not good for overclocking as he couldn't get the FSB over 333MHz. Of course, that might have been close to when it was released.

Thanks.


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#10
August 21, 2009 at 04:54:01
Even if you are not overheating you can get an audible warning IF the settings are too low in the BIOS.

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#11
August 21, 2009 at 05:11:43
Could you explain? I don't understand, settings too low?

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#12
August 21, 2009 at 07:33:25
There is usually a setting in PC Health for an audible alarm for overheating. The temperature setting for the alarm to activate is adjustable. Boot into the BIOS and have a look.

Possible you graphics card may also be the source of an alarm. Not sure about that one.


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