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Other System hangs and gives out one long beep

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by neocleous, 10 Dec 2010.

  1. neocleous

    neocleous Member

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    Hi all,

    After about 30 mins of use and i'm talking about playing some mp3's and surfing the net my system hangs and my motherboard starts blasting out one long beep which doesn't end unless i hold the power button to turn off the PC.

    I've had a look at the manual but the manual does not mention beeps because the mother board has an LCD poster which gives you error codes on boot up, but this is happening in windows.

    I haven't changed any software and it happened for the first time about 4 days ago and is happening every time I use the PC.

    Does any one have any idea what the tone means?

    My specs are below

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 clocked at 2.8GHz (stock)

    Mother board: Asus Striker Extreme 2 nVidia 790 Ultra chipset

    RAM: 4GB Corsair DDR3

    2 x 8800GTX in SLi

    Coolermaster 1000w PSU

    2 x OCZ Vertex drives raid 0

    Thanks
     
  2. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Overheating.

    It's like your CPU saying Ffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (beeeeeeeeeeep) it's hot.
     
  3. neocleous

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    According to the hardware monitor in the bios its at about 50 C which isn't anything to crazy and if I turn the system off and back on straight away it runs again, if it was over heating i would expect it to hang straight away
     
  4. Mitchell

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    The BIOS doesn't show CPU Core temperatures and that is what you are interested in seeing. Download RealTemp and run it within Windows both at idle and with the CPU at full load using something such as Prime95, then report back on your results.

    RealTemp Download

    Prime95 Download
     
  5. neocleous

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    Hi all sorry for the delay,

    At idle I am getting 50C and load about 65C I know these aren't great temps but defiantly not system killer temps
     
  6. neocleous

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    I turned my computer on today and the beep started straight away but it continued to boot up into windows.

    I am really confused on what this could be.

    My motherboard manual doesn't specify what the beeps mean because the motherboard comes with an LCD poster but the problem doesn't always happen at boot
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    have the power supply tested
     
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  8. neocleous

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    How should I test the power supply?
     
  9. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    easiest way if you dont have a tester, is to pop it down your local computer shop, they should have a tester, and probably will check it for free.
     
  10. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    From what I've read about this could be PSU or Ram volts.

    Also what's the volts for the vcore / ram etc set at ??
     
  11. neocleous

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    I've tested the PSU everything is fine as for my voltages they are all stock I have never over clocked the computer.

    I hadn't even opened the case for months before this problem had started or moved the PC
     
  12. neocleous

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    This is really annoying I've read around the net and some people seem to have had this issue with other asus motherboards and their graphics card was dead or not seated properly but both of mine are seated properly with power in each and they are both working.

    Is it time for my PC to be thrown out of a window???
     
  13. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    did you use a proper psu tester, that applies a load, or just a multimeter, a multimeter wont put a load on the psu. you need a load to get a true test of the psu, as it may indeed give the voltages your looking for when not under load.
     
  14. neocleous

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    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    that tester should do it, and no i had a customers machine the otherday that booted but after about 10 minutes shut itself off, this turned out to be the powersupply, quick swap and it was sorted.
     
  16. neocleous

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    It's a real head scratcher, I hate none specific problems like this
     
  17. Wiremaster

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    One long beep is *usually* a memory problem. Try running one stick at a time individually. Test it with Prime 95 32M or any stress-tester with large FFTs. If one stick dies and the other doesn't, you have a solution. If not, dig deeper.
     
  18. Sexton

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    I would suggest its a PSU problem but as thats already been suggested... try unplugging the buzzerr :) I had an old system once which used to do a similar thing for no reason... just unplugged it and all was OK. Would advise running Memtest though in case it is a RAM issue. Also, try running Prime95 and Furmark simultaneously whilst monitoring the temperatures - see if there is anything unusual.
     

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