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Offline 8ullfrog

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Shrieking beep
« on: July 26, 2019, 06:16:19 PM »
When I started my computer it made a shrieking beeping noise, I thought "hardware failure" but it proceeded to boot just fine.

I am confused.

It was the polar opposite of apple's happy chime when it turns on. (I'm sure c would say that's the "normal" windows ding) (Or like a "Warning! You are using a windows machine!" sticker.)

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"Uh, it's probably not a problem, probably, but I'm showing a small discrepancy in... well, no, it's well within acceptable bounds again. Sustaining sequence."

Offline 6pairsofshoes

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Re: Shrieking beep
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 12:50:36 AM »
I looked online and one suggestion was a RAM failure, like one of the DIMMs is on the fritz.  Apparently there is diagnostic software to determine if this is the case, but I may be completely wrong.

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Re: Shrieking beep
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 03:26:21 AM »
It does that one occasionally, juggling the ram sticks fixes it. My guess is gas.

Either way it's been up about 10 hours without fail, I checked the ram with software, all good.

I figure when you get a franken PC such as this, it's best to roll with it.