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I just built a computer. I connected everything properly but when I boot the computer I get a long continous beep, that does not stop. The BIOS loads up, there are no errors, and everything works fine. There is nothing in the manual that explains the beep I am getting.

Computer Configuration:

  • Motherboard: Asus M5A88-M
  • Video Card: Asus EAH5830
  • RAM: 4 Gigs of DDR3
  • CPU: AMD Athlon II 3.4 Ghz
  • Hardrive: SATA

Does anyone have any ideas what the beep is for or a reference where I can figure it out myself?

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Usually a long solid beep indicates one of two things - an overheating problem, or more likely given your description a stuck key. Try fooling with the keyboard and see what happens.

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There is still a beap, when the keyboard is still not connected. – PiezoSYstems Apr 17 '12 at 21:25
But how do I solve overheating problem, there are 3 fans, but they are not connected to the motherboard. – PiezoSYstems Apr 17 '12 at 21:26
@PiezoSYstems Connect the fans to the motherboard, then. See your motherboard's manual for instructions. – Indrek Apr 17 '12 at 21:33
There are no slots, it has a CPU Fan which is connected, and there is one more a CHA Fan, however the heads on CPU Fans can only connect to Power Supply. – PiezoSYstems Apr 17 '12 at 21:36

Sounds like a memory error. According to the Award POSTs (I believe this is your BIOS) .

In some cases you can put one memory stick in at a time. Possibly a dry blow of air on the bottom of the memory stick has worked for me in the past too.

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This (looking up the beep code via the manufacturer) is the correct answer, not sure why the other was accepted. – Mark Allen Apr 18 '12 at 3:09
Agreed, if this is actually the case I don't know why my answer was accepted. As I stated, I didn't actually look this up - it's pretty unusual that a solid beep would be memory but if that's what it is, that's what it is. I've upvoted this. – Shinrai Apr 18 '12 at 17:11

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