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Hi,

let me start with a list of hardware.

Gigabyte GA-BX2000+
256 MB
Pentium II 400
Asus V6600 AGP 32mb Card
Soundblaster AWE64 ISA
3Com 3c905B-TX
40 gb IBM HD
32x CD-rom

What happens when I turn the machine on:

It boots, shows me initial boot screen, starts do load windows/linux installer/whatever . . . after about a minute it freezes and starts to make a beeping noise, a high/low/high/low/high/low repeatedly. I've tried replacing everything besides the CPU and motherboard, as I don't have any spares. Doesn't make any difference. Tried restoring main bios with the backup bios, no difference. As fas as I can tell it's not temperature related as the CPU temp never goes above 34 degrees celsius. Basically, I'm out of ideas, and I can't find ANY reference on the internet about error beeps on a gigabyte motherboard. If you have a solution, ANY solution, please let me know.

Regards,

Michiel Oosterling
 
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Hello ryushe and Welcome to Tech Support Forums..............:D

I would try sticking another hard drive of some sort in there in place of the one that's in there now, Then throw an OS on it and see if it works.

This will tell you if it is hardware or software related............:D
 

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Thanx Speedo.

I allready tried that, as I thought it might have something to do with the size of the HD, didn't make any difference, but as you can read in my posting, freeze occurs somewhat after a minute.
So installing ANY OS would not work, as I don't have the time to let the install finish.
 
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Take a look here. It doesn't look good...................:no:

Unless you reseat the CPU and you get lucky...............:D
 

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Ok, I tried two different CPU's, one a PII 400 and the other a PII 350, as well as another cooler, both give me the same error.
I'm starting to think there might be a problem with the CPU socket. Can this actually happen . . . ?

Quoting the site you gave me:

"Either the CPU is not seated properly or the CPU is damaged. May also be due to excess heat. Check the CPU fan or BIOS settings for proper fan speed."

Checked the BIOS, nothing wierd there, checked the seating, and it fits perfectly.

I really am out of ideas here . . . . any more suggestions?
 
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Is this a machine that you just built or have you been running it for a while?
 

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Hello.

Im new here, and only signed up to post this answer. So here goes.

Today I got a customer in the shop, with a setup similar to yours. Same motherboard, PIII and all that. The first problem was with a PCI network card, that was replaced and the computer worked fine when they came in to pick it up. But later, the beeping returned. I pulled out the new NIC but that isnt a problem anymore. So I tried a hunch, after reading that it might be due to heat issues. I pulled out the powersupply, and plugged in a new one. The beeping ceased, and the check system health line changed to OK. I plugged the old powersupply back in, instantly the beeping was back.

So my suggestion is, buy a new powersupply.

I hope this helps you.
 
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