PC Problem (beeps)

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  1. Aaron Copeland

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    OK, I built my new PC Friday night and pretty much everything seems to be running smoothly except for one problem. My PC beeps when playing games. It does it when I'm playing games and when I run 3DMark.

    I had originally thought it was a voltage issue somewhere, but I set the BIOS to "Ignore" in the voltage monitoring menu and I still get the beeps. Someone on Anandtech thought it might be the keyboard if I was hitting more than 3 buttons at once during games, but this can't be it since it beeps during 3DMark when I'm not even touching the keyboard.

    Any ideas?

    The vitals:

    P4 2.53 GHz
    ASUS P4S8X Mobo
    512 MB Corsair PC2700 DDR RAM
    Radeon 9700 Pro set to AGP 8X (overclocked)
    Win XP Pro
     
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    Sorry, but I can't help with the problem. I just have to say it sounds like a kickass system you've got.
    What's the 9700 like?
    What score did you get in 3Dmark2001.
    Can you get me a job[​IMG][​IMG] I'd love to be able to get a system like that.
    Brent
    What kind of soundcard?
     
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    So far the 9700 is great...but then anything new seems great compared to my old PIII 500 w/ GeForce 256. I'm just using an Audigy Gamer sound card. I also have the Yamaha CRWF1 CDRW (44x24x44), but haven't tried to burn any images onto CDRs yet.

    I'm getting just under 15K on 3DMark.
     
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    Are these system beeps or Windows beeps?

    Might be an IRQ conflict
     
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    Still can't help, but WOW!

    Why not try emailing ASUS?

    Brent
     
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    perhaps an issue with cpu overheating? i'd check the cpu temp to see if it has reached the threshold temp where warning beeps are sounded.
     
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    Well, my problems are solved. It was the power supply. I just installed an Enermax 550 Watt (650 peak) power supply and the beeps went away. The other power supply was off on the +3.3 voltage.
     

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