Motherboard Short Beep, Beep, Beep Continuous

JJKizak wrote on 7/30/2016, 3:17 PM
The Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 manual says power bad. Tried new power supply and samo samo. Kingston memory with four 2 gig modules and Intel 9650 CPU. The board has nothing burned and appears sparkling new. Power supply tester says power just fine. Right now my brain is warfling in a mesmionic fog. All the new stuff is like Greek to me right now. My case takes ATX only with 8 hard drives and two burners and a new 1 gig power supply.. The new boards don't have IDE or floppy jacks. So a new board will have to have at least 8 SATA jacks and 4 USBs. So now wondering what the hot setup is and hope the cost does not give me a heart attack.
And I just received Windows 10 Pro with the USB dingus.
JJK

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zdogg wrote on 7/30/2016, 3:34 PM
Looks like the board has a secondary power hook up, (near the heat sink that says "GIGABYTE" ) the small square 4 connector plug.........Maybe /??
OldSmoke wrote on 7/30/2016, 4:05 PM
If the board is old, try changing the button battery, usually a 2036 battery.

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videoITguy wrote on 7/30/2016, 6:49 PM
You cannot tell a 'bad' motherboard from good by sight. Even a blown capacitor (which is somewhat rare) can be hard to spot. If the power supply checks good, that is fine, but even bios settings on-board can defeat the value of a good power supply hooked-up to the system.

New motherboards offer a lot of connection to sata etc for the modern new busses, but note you can easily obtain power supplies that integrate both legacy and newer type connections and a mixed system of old and new can be easily rigged up.
DeadRadioStar wrote on 7/30/2016, 7:01 PM
Can we assume you've disconnected absolutely everything from the mainboard with the exception of the monitor and keyboard, and taken out all expansion cards? There's a possibility that a faulty peripheral is dragging down the supply voltage.

That's a Socket 775 board ... I have to say I think it's finally time to look at building a new machine. As much as I love the Core 2 Quads, the jump to even an i5 is well worth the investment. I'm guessing you've become so accustomed to the sound of whirring fans you'll be alarmed at the silence that will prevail when you upgrade. As for the 8 SATAs, SSDs obviate the need for multiple drives ("spindles").

PS You got my attention when I thought I'd discovered a new word, "mesmionic", but you made that up, didn't you?
ChristoC wrote on 7/30/2016, 7:16 PM
> PS You got my attention when I thought I'd discovered a new word, "mesmionic", but you made that up, didn't you?

..... what did you expect in a post sprinkled with the likes of samo, warfling & dingus? :-)
JJKizak wrote on 7/30/2016, 7:18 PM
DeadRadioStar:

Yes, I made it up the word mesmionic just like all of those stogy old Englishmen who make up words and somehow they get them into the dictionary.
The only thing on the mainboard was the video card (GFX 8800) , memory, and CPU, and the SATA drives. The small CPU power plug was installed also.There were no expansion cards. This problem started slowly with a Bluray burner that became erratic. The computer was functioning fine for a few days then it booted half way up and stopped. then reboot and nothing but beeps. No bios post or video.
There's an old saying in the movie Silverado when Emit says to Payden "I shot three men this morning but what the heck, I had to get up anyway. "
Well the computer failed so I have to get a new one anyway.
JJK
musicvid10 wrote on 7/30/2016, 9:02 PM
Pull your RAM, clean the gold contacts with an ordinary pencil eraser, and reseat.

rstrong wrote on 7/30/2016, 9:09 PM
+1 musicvid10
Also, try one stick of ram at a time from the four sticks you say are installed.

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dxdy wrote on 7/31/2016, 7:49 AM
Cleaning contacts with a pencil eraser has not been a success in my experience. Do a quick Google search for "pencil erase cleaning contacts".
john_dennis wrote on 7/31/2016, 8:24 AM
I had a system of the same vintage fail last year. It was running an unattended operation and it failed to boot a couple times, then finally went black. After a few moments of silence, we lowered it over the side. Luckily, the event was a few days before our curb-side ewaste pickup. I hadn't thought about it even one time until I read of your experience.

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JJKizak wrote on 8/1/2016, 3:29 PM
Update:
Pulled out the ram and reseated one at a time. There is one beep, the hard drive starts and then a second later it beeps a continuous tone that never goes away but the bios posts and the windows boots. Any Two sticks same thing. Any three sticks the same thing. With any four sticks continuous short beeps and no post , no hard drive, no boot. The sticks were in and out many times. So CPU is working, Motherboard is working half A, memory maybe working, Power supply working, video card working. Wondering now about bios voltages which were set up normal and not hot.
JJK
musicvid10 wrote on 8/1/2016, 4:10 PM
BIOS may not be finding things at the same memory address. Suggest pulling the battery, wiping BIOS back to the stone ages, and trying again with all the RAM installed. Also, did you pull and reconnect all the sata (or ide) cables
JJKizak wrote on 8/5/2016, 8:23 AM
Memory with two sticks saying it is 667 instead of 800. Memory voltage shows 1.84 in auto instead of 1.80. No way to go lower in manual. The computer works just fine except for the constant speaker tone that never shuts off. Tried to re flash the bios but in the bios setup the floppy will not read the disc but when booted up in Windows the floppy works just fine. If using the Windows bios install the message comes up your system is not 32 bit and won't install. My only question now is the memory shot? I went to Micro Center and they don't check memory anymore. Just thought I would forward this update about old guy screwing around in circles.
08/22/2016---The memory is rated at 2.0 volts. Computer running fine on two sticks. Re- installed new bios via the floppy and it took away the constant tone but did nothing else to help. New motherboard on order.
JJK
JJK
JJKizak wrote on 12/2/2016, 6:20 AM
Memory with two sticks saying it is 667 instead of 800. Memory voltage shows 1.84 in auto instead of 1.80. No way to go lower in manual. The computer works just fine except for the constant speaker tone that never shuts off. Tried to re flash the bios but in the bios setup the floppy will not read the disc but when booted up in Windows the floppy works just fine. If using the Windows bios install the message comes up your system is not 32 bit and won't install. My only question now is the memory shot? I went to Micro Center and they don't check memory anymore. Just thought I would forward this update about old guy screwing around in circles.
08/22/2016---The memory is rated at 2.0 volts. Computer running fine on two sticks. Re- installed new bios via the floppy and it took away the constant tone but did nothing else to help. New motherboard on order.
JJK
JJK


12/2/2016 Update, all the memory was bad. Replaced it and everything works fine.

JJK