When booting up your system, it is not uncommon to be greeted by one or a series of beeps. While hearing one short beep is normal and indicates that your system is booting up, a series of beeps is usually indicative of some sort of internal error. Each series of beeps corresponds to a different issue and points to a different problem area in your computer.
This article will teach you how to decipher the beeps coming from your computer
so that you can take the proper steps to restore your system to normal.
How To Recognize Computer Beep Errors
A very short beep
is indicative of a problem with your motherboard. It can also mean that you have a problem with your system memory (BIOS AWARD).
A long beep followed by three sequential short beeps
signals an issue linked to your graphics card configurations.
A short beep followed by three sequential long beeps
means that you have a problem with your system memory.
If you are hearing beep, pause, beep, pause, followed by two sequential beeps
, the error is linked to your CPU (central processing unit).
Three beeps, pause, three beeps, pause, followed by four beeps
indicates an issue with video memory.
One long beep and nine short beeps
means there is a problem with the ROM (BIOS AWARD).
Three beeps, pause, four beeps, pause, followed by a beep
signals an error with your graphics card.
Four beeps, pause, three beeps, pause, and then one beep
indicates a system memory problem.
Five short beeps
is another indication of issues with your CPU.
Long, constant beeps
alert system memory problems.
Beeps After Launch
If your PC beeps after your OS has been launched, it could be an indication that your CPU is overheating. If not addressed immediately, this could be potentially damaging to your system. Clear space away from your computer, and make sure that your PC fan is running.
Published by netty5
Latest update on August 26, 2016 at 09:07 AM by owilson.