View Full Version : BIOS keeps beeping when playing game

08-09-2005, 01:38 PM
My BIOS keeps beeping when I'm play neverwinter nights.
I'm using:
Graphic Card: NVIDIA Geforce FX 5700LE
Processor: INTEL Pentium 4 CPU 2.0GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P4B266-C

I've met all the requirement of the game but still, it beeps.
Any idea what is the problem?

08-09-2005, 03:15 PM
mostly the bios beeps when an error occurs. Find on the website of the motherboard manufacturer what the specific beeps stand for. Mostly it is a combination of long beeps, short beeps and periods of silence between them, like morse code.

simple search on google with the type identification of your board and the keywords bios AND beep gives:

good luck

08-09-2005, 04:07 PM
Have you got the latest bios for your motherboard?

08-10-2005, 09:03 PM
Usually the beeps Roelf is talking about only happen during POST when your computer is turned on. You sure you aren't getting some sort of thermal alarm? Like you CPU is getting too hot or the inside of the computer in general?

08-10-2005, 09:09 PM
Nah, its not a thermal alarm or anything complex like that. The same thing happens to me sometimes when I am playing on my emulators. Its the same kind of deal like if you hold/hit too many keys when your computer starts up. It can be really frustrating (trying to accelerate, turn, and shoot at the same time, but instead your comp just beeps at you). I do know that it only happens with certain combinations of keys, but I don't know why. Something that has worked for me is to spread out my key usage (asdw for movement, ;'./p] or the number pad for other buttons). Hopefully that helps, and hopefully someone knows what is actually going on with the hardware on this one. :thumbsup:

08-11-2005, 07:11 AM
No, it's not the problem with keys. The beeping starts once I've entered the main screen.
And I don't think its the temperature problem either, because I have one fan on my graphic card, and another fan beside it.

I found out a weird thing.
I tried detaching the 512 RAM, using only 256 RAM and found out that when I started the game, less beeping occurs. But when I used 512 RAM, or both, it beeps more.
Why is this so?
I'm using the same type of RAM: KVR266X64C25/512 and KVR266X64C25/256

Any help is appreciated.

08-14-2005, 10:55 AM
Problem solved. It's the power supply.