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jon2000

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Dec 26, 2016
I am building a Pc with my son. Mobo is Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H. CPU is gen 6 Intel core i5 unlocked 'k' version. DDR4 2133MHz RAM. It is not working. It is definitely not the PSU. That is pretty much the only fact. Failure mode is we get a cycling beep code on power up - 4 long and 1 short from a Gigabyte motherboard. Re-seating the RAM does not help. The system was happily booting to BIOS last week at work. The act of disassembling/wrapping/re-assembling has introduced the fault. My feeling is that a motherboard circuit break has been introduced when we fitting the CPU heatsink. Gigabyte beep codes are undocumented as far as I can tell. Nowhere is sufficiently open to help. Any suggestions to SAVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!?? Thanks - Jon
 

Soulcatcher668

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Jan 2, 2012
Hmm... That code does not make sense according to Gigabyte.

What does BIOS beep sound mean?

1.AWARD BIOS
1short beep :System normal
2 short beep :CMOS Error
1 long beep and 1 short beep:Memory error
1 long beep and 2 short beep:Graphic card error
1 long beep and 3 short beep :AGP error
1 long beep and 9 short beep :Memory Error
Continuous long beep :Memory not correctly installed
Continuous short beep :Power supply unit failed 2.AMI BIOS 1 short beep :Memory Error
2 short beep:Memory parity check error.
3 short beep :basic memory 64K address check error
4 short beep :Real Time Clock malfunction .
5 short beep :CPU error
6 short beep:Keyboard error
7 short beep :CPU interruption error
8 short beep:Graphic card error
9 short beep :Memory error
10 short beep :CMOS error
11 short beep :CPU cache memory malfunction

Start your trouble shooting at the begining.
Pull all but one stick of RAM.
Reset CMOS.
Pull the GPU and hook up directly to the Mobo.
Connect the mouse and keyboard directly to the Mobo and nothing else.
Unplug extra drives.

See if it will boot.

Full system specs would help as well.
 
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caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
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Jan 10, 2012
^^^^^ this^^^^^
but pull all the ram and reinstall 1 stick.
check all motherboard connections, pull and reseat them.
 
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jon2000

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Dec 26, 2016
Sorted! Mobo issue!!

Hmm... That code does not make sense according to Gigabyte.



Start your trouble shooting at the begining.
Pull all but one stick of RAM.
Reset CMOS.
Pull the GPU and hook up directly to the Mobo.
Connect the mouse and keyboard directly to the Mobo and nothing else.
Unplug extra drives.

See if it will boot.

Full system specs would help as well.

Such great advice, I can't thank you enough!! I pulled both sticks and tried 1 at a time and it went into BIOS first time with only 1 stick. Both sticks work, so it must be a damaged socket 0 on the mobo! So for today we are running with 4GB from 1 stick and when a replacement mobo comes through I'll put in 2 sticks. Christmas is saved!!! :):clap: