[Solved] 2 Beeps On Startup

icewolf461

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Hi. I was playing Portal 2 earlier and the PC rebooted without warning. This was the first time this happened so I ignored it. Then it happened again while surfing the web. I googled for help and someone suggested updating the BIOS. I checked for an update and proceeded to update. While updating, the PC restarted…and I was greeted with 2 short beeps. I checked beep codes and it looks like parity circuit failure or something. I reseated the 1 stick of RAM in another slot but it still beeped. Reseated the GPU, still beeped. Used onboard graphics, still beeped. Removed RAM and booted PC and got a repeat of a long, continuous beep. I also tried resetting the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery and using the jumpers to no avail. I'm completely stumped. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks. :)

Here are some specs:

OS: Windows 10 Pro
HDD : Toshiba 500GB
GPU: Evga GTX 650 1GB
CPU: AMD A6-6400K Richland Dual- Core 3.9 GHz Socket FM2 65W
Mobo: ASRock FM2A55M-VG3+
RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 x1
PSU: ThermalTake TR2 600WW

Edit: I've been using the PC for about a year now without problems so I don't know what caused it. Well I've had this 5 beep error from before but it's nothing major. Boots fine after restarting.
 
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VirtualLarry

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I googled for help and someone suggested updating the BIOS. I checked for an update and proceeded to update. While updating, the PC restarted…and I was greeted with 2 short beeps.

Did the flash complete successfully, or did it restart suddenly in the middle? If it restarted in the middle, your BIOS may be hosed, unless you have the ability on that board to flash a BIOS from a USB stick automagically, or have a backup BIOS chip.

You might have to RMA to fix the BIOS, or if your BIOS is socketed (ever more rare these days), then you might be able to buy a replacement BIOS from a BIOS-flashing place over the internet.
 

icewolf461

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Did the flash complete successfully, or did it restart suddenly in the middle? If it restarted in the middle, your BIOS may be hosed, unless you have the ability on that board to flash a BIOS from a USB stick automagically, or have a backup BIOS chip.

You might have to RMA to fix the BIOS, or if your BIOS is socketed (ever more rare these days), then you might be able to buy a replacement BIOS from a BIOS-flashing place over the internet.

Restarted suddenly in the middle, about 40%
 

MongGrel

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Might have bricked the board, if it restarted in the middle of a BIOS update.

Did the flash complete successfully, or did it restart suddenly in the middle? If it restarted in the middle, your BIOS may be hosed, unless you have the ability on that board to flash a BIOS from a USB stick automagically, or have a backup BIOS chip.

You might have to RMA to fix the BIOS, or if your BIOS is socketed (ever more rare these days), then you might be able to buy a replacement BIOS from a BIOS-flashing place over the internet.

Yeah, what he said.

Has always made me leery updating them, unless necessary, I've bricked one myself long ago.

It's easier than it flash than it used to be, but still.

If it restarted, leave it alone, and call yourself lucky.
 
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icewolf461

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I'm just gonna upgrade. Well overdue. Random restarts was probably PSU dying and 2 beeps, fried mobo. :s Thanks for assistance.
 

Kenmitch

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Might have bricked the board, if it restarted in the middle of a BIOS update.



Yeah, what he said.

Has always made me leery updating them, unless necessary, I've bricked one myself long ago.

It's easier than it flash than it used to be, but still.

If it restarted, leave it alone, and call yourself lucky.

Most newer boards have duel bios these days which makes it safer. Unless you hose both of them.
 

zir_blazer

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I'l point with my middle finger to that Thermaltake TR2 600W. Random resets are usually within symtomps if that unit goes wrong.
Test with another Power Supply.