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Shep

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Marshall, MO
I am helping a friend put a pc together and it will not boot just get 1 long beep and it shuts off. This is a kt7a with 1.2 Ghz tbird, a gf2 gts a fop38 and 256 mb crucial ram I haven't tried changing anything but I get the same results without ram or video card.
 

mdh

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Mar 21, 2001
from pushardware.com:

When I try to boot my motherboard beeps at me. What does this mean?

There are a number of beep code you may experience:

No beep at all - this means your motherboard is dead, either due to a defective or underpowered power supply, poorly seated CPU or RAM, or a dead-on-arrival board

One beep - board is working fine

One long beep then machine shuts down - faulty, improperly installed or missing CPU

Beeeeeep-beep-beep - this means no video card detected (or poorly seated video card)

A single tone, repeated over and over. This is a memory problem (could be the DIMM, the controller, or the CPU cache memory).

A two-tone siren, generally caused by overheating or out of specification voltages.

Rapid stream of beeps - this means a key is stuck on your keyboard, it is not properly plugged in, or the keyboard is incompatible in some way

Four beeps then machine shuts down - with BIOS version WW or WZb00 - this is because these version of the BIOS will shut down your machine if no fan tachometer signal is detected on FAN1 header. Make sure you attach a fan to this header! BIOS WZb01 and later have this functionality disabled by default, and it can be enabled in the BIOS.

The AWARD BIOS offers no other codes - any other error messages are displayed on the screen.

good luck!

mike
 

slob

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Mar 23, 2001
Shep (Mar 23, 2001 09:36 a.m.):
I am helping a friend put a pc together and it will not boot just get 1 long beep and it shuts off. This is a kt7a with 1.2 Ghz tbird, a gf2 gts a fop38 and 256 mb crucial ram I haven't tried changing anything but I get the same results without ram or video card.

Some new abit bios req the fan speed to be with limits ??4-6000?? or shut down occurs
check abit bios update info

hope it helps
 
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Shep

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Location
Marshall, MO
Thanks for the help I got it working,( 1.2Ghz AVIA# running at 1425Mhz) the WW bios gives one long beep if it doesn't have a fan in header 1 I had my fop 38 plugged in there but I guess the rpm sensor quit working. I just built a clock ckt with a 555 timer and put this in it and it worked fine it pulses around 8500 rpm so the bios locks up when I try to look at it I am going to try some different thing and see if I can get it below 6000 rpm. BTW the yh bios didn't give me any beeps with out a fan it just shut down the board.