beeps/dieing motherboards?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Tom Miller, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Guest

    In the last couple of months, 2 motherboards have become ill/died. Both had
    award bios.

    On boot both MB's start a low/high beep cycle that doesn't stop. Both
    stopped using any video cards. In 1 case the video-card caused the same
    beep pattern on another working motherboard.

    Now I am told the 1st MB is dead but the cpu is ok. I haven't made it any
    further on the 2nd motherboard, just popped the HD out and migrated to
    another system so I could continue working while I tried to figure out what
    is going on.

    Yes, I have tried googling for beep codes. Information is "inconclusive"
    (e.g.. beep code appears to be un-defined or a generic "help" code).

    And bright ideas?
    Tom Miller, A+, CNA5.1
    Tom Miller, Feb 28, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. Tom Miller

    Jj Guest

    Isn't the beep code was telling you that the video card is dead, the
    motherboard is fine?
    Jj, Feb 28, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  3. Tom Miller

    ICee Guest

    Have you considered that the video card may be bad?
    Award BIOS beep codes:
    You'll notice there is a very specific description of what the problem
    may be if you get the high/low "beep" error code. It would also be
    helpful if you included more info, like the motherboard make and model.
    ICee, Feb 28, 2004
  4. A high/low siren tone indicates that there is a problem with the power
    Paul J. Veres, Feb 28, 2004
  5. Tom Miller

    ICee Guest

    First, why tell me? Second, where did you get that information?
    ICee, Feb 28, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.