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Friday, September 30, 2011


SOURCE and more info at: (posted by chou)

Award BIOS uses beeps of varying duration. A long beep will typically last for 2 seconds while a short beep will last only 1 second.

Award BIOS also uses beeps of different frequency to indicate critical errors. If an Award BIOS detects that the CPU is overheating it may play a high pitched repeating beep while the computer is running.

1 Long, 2 Short
Video adapter failure Bad video adapter

Repeating (Endless loop)
Memory error
Bad memory or bad connection

1 Long, 3 Short
Video adapter failure
Bad video adapter or memory

High freq. beeps (while running) CPU is overheating
CPU fan failure

Repeating High, Low beeps
CPU failure
Bad processor

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