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Intel Desktop Beep Codes, including models:

D102GGC2, D201GLY, D201GLY2, D5400XS, D845BG, D845EBG2, D845EBT, D845EPI, D845EPT2, D845GBV, D845GEBV2, D845GERG2, D845GLAD, D845GLLY, D845GLSH, D845GLVA, D845GRG, D845GVAD2, D845GVFN, D845GVSR, D845HV, D845PEBT2, D845PEMY, D845PESV, D845PT, D845WN, D848PMB, D850EMD2, D850EMV2, D850GB, D850MD, D850MV, D865GBF, D865GLC, D865GRH, D865GSA, D865GVHZ, D865PCD, D865PCK, D865PERL, D875PBZ, D910GLDW, D915GAG, D915GAV, D915GEV, D915GLVG, D915GMH, D915GUX, D915GVWB, D915PBL, D915PCM, D915PCY, D915PDT, D915PGN, D915PLWD, D915PSY, D925XBC, D925XCV, D925XEBC2, D925XECV2, D925XHY, D945GCCR, D945GCLF, D945GCLF2,
D945GCNL, D945GCPE, D945GNT, D945GRW, D945GTP, D945PAW, D945PDK, D945PLNM, D945PLRN, D945PSN, D945PVS, D945PWM, D946GZAB, D946GZIS, D946GZTS, D955XBK, D955XCS, D975XBX, D975XBX2, DG31GL, DG31PR, DG33BU, DG33FB, DG33TL, DG35EC, DG41TY, DG43NB, DG45FC, DG45ID, DG965MQ, DG965MS, DG965OT, DG965PZ, DG965RY, DG965SS, DG965WH, DP35DP, DP43TF, DP45SG, DP965LT, DQ35JO, DQ35MP, DQ45CB, DQ45EK, DQ963FX, DQ965CO, DQ965GF, DQ965WC, DX38BT, DX48BT2

  • You are getting 1, 2, or 3 beeps that indicate a memory failure.
    • 1 beep - Refresh Error (with nothing on the screen and it is not a video problem)
    • 2 beeps - Parity Error
    • 3 beeps - Base 64 K memory failure
    • Reseat the memory.
    • Make sure that the contacts on the memory and the socket are clean.
    • Try removing one bank of memory modules at a time. Note: Some systems might need to have a memory module in Bank 0.
    • Try using RAM chips from the same manufacturer with the same part number and speed.
    • Check for a faulty memory module by trying the memory in a known good system.
    • Trying known good memory in the system.
    • Check the power supply and check for power fluctuations.
    • Swap the motherboard.

  • You are getting 4 beeps indicating a timer not operational:
    • Check for foreign objects such as screws that may ground the motherboard and make sure that screws that hold the motherboard are not too tight.
    • Swap the motherboard.

  • You are getting 5 beeps indicating a processor error:
    • Check for foreign objects such as screws that may ground the motherboard and make sure the screws that hold the motherboard are not too tight.
    • Make sure the processor is seated properly.
    • Swap the processor.
    • Remove the motherboard and reinstall it.
    • If the problem still persists, swap the motherboard.

  • You are getting 6 beeps indicating 8042 - gate A20 failure:
    • Check for foreign objects such as screws that may ground the motherboard and make sure the screws that hold the motherboard are not too tight.
    • Try reseating the keyboard controller chip (if possible).
    • Swap the keyboard.
    • Swap the processor.

  • You are getting 7 beeps indicating processor exception interrupt error
    • Make sure the processor is seated properly.
    • Swap the processor.
    • Swap the motherboard.

  • You are getting 8 beeps indicating display memory read/write failure
    • Make sure that you have a video card on your system.
    • If possible, swap the memory on the video card.
    • Swap the video card.
    • Swap the motherboard.

  • You are getting 9 beeps indicating ROM checksum error
    • If possible, try reseating the System ROM BIOS chip.
    • If possible, try reflashing the system ROM BIOS.
    • Swap the motherboard.
  • You are getting 10 beeps indicating CMOS shutdown register read/write error
    • Swap the motherboard

  • You are getting 11 beeps indicating cache memory bad
    • Make sure the system is configured properly (CMOS Setup Program and jumpers on the motherboard) for the RAM cache.
    • If possible, replace the RAM cache.
    • Swap the processor
    • Swap the motherboard
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