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Old 11-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Computer Beep

I have recently built my own pc for the first time and everything appears to be functioning correctly.

The only issue I have is that every 10/20 minutes or so the computer emits a single beep - It is not a noise coming through my headset, i.e. it comes from one of the components themselves. Any idea what could be causing it? Overheating?

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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Give us all spec.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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could be a fan alarm, if the fan is briefly stopping. is it a gigabyte mobo?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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Yeah, you need to post the system specs.

If you don't have any type of temperature monitoring software installed, try installing SpeedFan - it has a temperature monitoring section under the Readings tab which can be helpful:


When you get a beep, flip over to SpeedFan to check the temps and see if anything appears out of bounds.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:40 AM   #5
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Thanks - I think I have found the problem, one of the wires was occasionally interfering with a fan!
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:03 PM   #6
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Could be slight overheating Sometimes in the BIOS there are alarms for fans, temp, or other things, like SKYPE, IM, Scrensaver or something else. I have even seen problems with cell phones chirping if you put them close to a computer. Yah could just be a little fan rubbing.
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