IMPORTANT: A single beep will occur once when starting the computer, this is normal operation.
Award BIOS beep codes
|1 long, 2 short
|Video adapter error
|Either video adapter is bad or is not seated properly. Also, check to ensure the monitor cable is connected properly.
|Repeating (endless loop)
|Check for improperly seated or missing memory.
|1 long, 3 short
|No video card or bad video RAM
|Reseat or replace the video card.
|CPU Either the CPU is not seated properly or the CPU is damaged. May also be due to excess heat.
|Check the CPU fan or BIOS settings for proper fan speed.
AMI BIOS beep codes
|DRAM refresh failure
|Parity circuit failure
|Base 64K RAM failure
|System timer failure
|Keyboard controller Gate A20 error
|Virtual mode exception error
|Display memory read/write test failure
|ROM BIOS checksum failure
|CMOS shutdown Read/Write error
|Cache Memory error
|1 Long, 3 Short
|Conventional/Extended memory failure
|1 Long, 8 Short
|Display/Retrace test failed