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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by 2V3X, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. 2V3X New Member

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    hello guys,i need your help
    at first here's my crappy pc
    pentium e5500
    msi g31tm-p21
    gt220
    2gb silicon power 800mhz (x1)
    generic "420"w psu

    so problem is i'm getting 1 long and 4 short beeps
    this mobo has ami bios
    i tried googleing but found nothing usefull only 1long and 3 short beeps and 1long and 8 short beeps
    need you help guys
    thank you
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    sorry for non-correct category,i just accidently posted in this
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    Try your memory in a different slot, is it 1 long then 4 short, or 4 short and then 1 long?
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    Check that the CPU's Heatsink Fan is still working and or plugged into the correct header

    nb: If have updated or added any new hardware remove this and see if the system post's

    atb

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    no 1 long first then 4 shorts
    no i didn't updated or added new hardware to my pc
    ok ill try memory in other slot
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    No answer to this question; CPU fan is working as intended by the manufacturer? [*if Yes]

    *test system with another PSU [if possible borrow one from a friend]

    atb

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    my cpu fan is plugged in cpu_fan labaled pins theres sys_fan1 and sys_fan2
    my fan has problems if i do not give push it doesnt spin
    ill try it push it earlier
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    If able to; unplug the fan from the motherboard, [* hold the fan with one finger to stop it from moving and clean it with compressed air {may need to remove fan from heatsink} then use a small drop of sewing machine oil or equivalent on the fans spindle] [**If this dose not fix the issue]

    **Look to replace the heatsink and fan [compatible with skt LGA775]

    atb

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    American Megatrends/AMI

    Phoenix Bios?
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    A number of motherboards I've had in the past will not boot if it doesn't think there is a CPU fan connected. I don't know if you have the same issue, but it's worth maybe connecting a different fan into CPU_FAN just to rule out the fan itself.

    Also, I would recommend downloading the manual and reading through it. Make sure any switches are where they're supposed to be set and such.

    Edit:

    Upon further review, replace your memory!
    It's not exactly your code, but it appears that codes in that range are memory-cache related.
    Source

    For those of you who want to learn how to use Google better, you want to be more generic in your search terms, for example, I searched for
    Code:
    g31tm-p21 beep codes
    First link brought me here: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=129831.0

    Someone in there linked to the page with all the beep codes. Similar problems sometimes yeild similar results. Just an FYI on how to use Google efficiently.
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    i have very very low end cpu fan/radiator i cant remove fan from radiator and when i removed logo from fan (spire logo) there wasn't anything i could pop out it seems like it was bellow that thing to oil the fan

    so it seems like a memory problem,i dont understand why it works just fine btw

    and one interesting thing
    it's not exactly 1long and 4shorts
    its definetly 1long but theres somelike 1 beep which is not exactly short but definetly not long...
    im confused
    i can upload picture of the my cpu "cooler" [​IMG]
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    I think everyone found that, but it isn't 1 long 4 short.

    As the OP said in his FIRST post.

    Also, my google search took me directly to the pdf files linked in that thread because ami bios beep codes is a more correct search. (Ya know, if you want to use Google efficiently. ;))

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ami bios beep codes&oq=ami bio&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0l3j69i60.1475j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

    Can you post a recording of the beeps? Curious to hear this not short, but not really long beep.
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    alright i'm gonna post it soon

    WEIRD,now it only did 1 long and 3 shorts... WATTA fu"" i spinned fan so its DEFINETLY NOT fan problem,changing ram slot resulted same,heres recording https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/45521863/Voice 001.m4a
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    I reckon the motherboard is toast. It could be the CPU too.

    1 suggests motherboard or memory, 4 suggests a chip on the motherboard. The common link is motherboard. If you have a spare stick of memory, you could try that too but if you don't, and looking at your system specs, it's time to consider a new CPU, motherboard, and memory.
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    That doesn't sound like a BIOS beep error code, just my 2 cents. Error beep codes have longer "short" beeps and longer "long" beeps. I've had a number of older motherboards that make sounds like that on boot after clearing/resetting the DMI pool. Just my 2 cents.

    Is there no video output? Are you sure the video card and display are working fine? You have a lot of things to test out before you know what's going on but replacing the motherboard/cpu/ram probably will solve it as Ford has already said.
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    That is definitely not a BIOS beep error.
    That sounds like one of those handheld games that ran on C batteries with donkey kong and what not. OP, you got a little MoBo speaker plugged in to the SPKR pin header? If you don't, plug one in and then turn the PC on.

    [​IMG]
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    The first beep sounds legitimate (could just be POST OK beep too). That...noise...after that seems to add credibility to the motherboard-is-toast theory. All subsequent beeps should have sounded like the first. It almost sounds like it isn't getting enough power to the speaker to fully make the subsequent beeps. Bad capacitor, mayhaps?
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    yea i have exactly the same speaker plugged into motherboard my case came with it (crappy one)
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    The bios might be bad itself. I had a board do that
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    reflash it?
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    if you cant post with it theres no way you can reflash it, you can however purchase a new bios chip for it with a bios version newer than whats in your board already
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    That first beep is BIOS saying everything's ok. Those other beeps are from something else. OP, try pulling your GPU and see what happens. I'm thinking that you have a PSU problem.

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