Motherboard constantly beeps while running Vista Beta 2/RC-1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by ChrisN, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. ChrisN

    ChrisN Guest

    Hi, I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but here goes...I
    have been running Vista Beta 2 with no problems until recently I upgraded my
    motherboard (From a Gigabyte GA-K8U S754 to an Asus K8N nForce 3 250 S754) so
    everytime I run Vista Beta 2 the motherboard constantly "beeps" (a constant
    "beep beep beep etc"), the beeping starts at the boot loading screen and
    stops when I shutdown Vista, however, after downloading the latest updates
    for Beta 2 the problem stoped. BUT I have recently upgraded to Vista RC-1 and
    the beeping has returned!!

    I would like to note my machine is currenty dual-booted with Vista RC-1 and
    XP Home Edition SP2 (and the problem is not present in XP) I've tried looking
    up what the beeping means in the m/b manual and the Asus homepage with little
    luck, I have also tried updating the m/b chipset drivers in Vista, but Asus
    supply no Vista support at all and Nvidia only have Vista drivers for the
    Network Controller and onboard Audio for the nForce 3 chipset, I haven't
    tried updating the BIOS yet (but I don't really want to if I can help it as I
    don't like messing with my BIOS as it is working fine, minus this problem) I
    was woundering if other people have this problem? or know of what I can try
    todo next? or even a possible solution? thanks in advance for any helpful
    information.
     
    ChrisN, Sep 9, 2006
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    Peter Guest

    Something in your setup isn't coping with either the load or the temperature
    generated by it.
    See this chart:
    http://acronymsonline.com/lists/beep_chart.asp

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Beta
    P4 D865GBFL HT @ 3.0ghz 2.0gb DDR 450gb HD
    ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4 Audio
     
    Peter, Sep 9, 2006
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    ChrisN Guest

    Thx for that, with the aid of that link you gave me I've managed to narrow
    the problem down to either the videocard or memory (which is what the beeping
    is telling me) I'll do some investigating, but while I do that why would this
    problem only surface in Vista and not XP?
     
    ChrisN, Sep 9, 2006
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    ChrisN Guest

    Thx for that, with the aid of the link you gave me I've managed to find out
    the beeping means there is something wrong with either my video card and/or
    memory, I will now investigate the problem.

    Why would this problem occur in Vista and not in XP? seems odd to me that a
    hardware problem only happens in one and not both my my OS's (as I would
    expect it tobe present in both, been faulty hardware and all)
     
    ChrisN, Sep 9, 2006
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    Peter Guest

    Vista is quite intensive in its use of resources and I can only assume
    something inside your machine can't cope. Could be simply loose connection
    although I think that would have surfaced in XP.
    Could be faulty memory...check it out...do a Google for memtest or similar.

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Beta
    P4 D865GBFL HT @ 3.0ghz 2.0gb DDR 700gb HD
    ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4 Audio
     
    Peter, Sep 9, 2006
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  6. Vista has it's own memory testing software. Go to control
    panel>administrative tools. In that admin tools window look for Memory
    Diagnostics Tool in the list of items. Click on it and then click the
    restart pc option. The diagnostic tool will then check the memory. For more
    infor see my website: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Click the Vista Faq
    tab and then click on 'checking system memory with the windows diagnostics
    tool.

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    Steve Urbach Guest

    Vista stresses your video more, doing all that Aero and 3D stuff.
    Heavy duty gamming under XP should have also brought this to light.

    The cooling may have problems (A loose heat sink , bad fan or lint) on
    either the case or the GPU (card).
    Steve U
     
    Steve Urbach, Sep 9, 2006
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