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Computer Crashes - Beeps Continuously


Lately, my computer has been crashing seemingly randomly, and then proceeds to emit beeps from within the tower until i get up to restart it. The crashes seem random, as they occur even at night, when the computer is sitting here not in use. The tower then beeps until it is restarted. I had originally thought this was caused by a loss of memory, as this problem occurred almost everytime i would try and rip a cd with itunes. Now, however, it happens even when i simply run firefox, or even let the computer sit with nothing in particular running.

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Continuously Rebooting

I built the first computer i've ever built a week ago and for the most part everything was working fine. Now though, it keeps rebooting continuously. It doesn't throw any software errors, it never gets to the bios, it just sits at the screen for my mobo and then restarts. I checked my hardware with some programs when i first built it and they detected all of my ram, so i don't think it could be seated incorrectly (could it?), And the temperature for all of my parts never really got above 55c. My first thought was that my psu, which is a 550 watt bfg, didn't have enough power. http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16817702012

My video card is a evga 260 gtx superclocked edition which says it should have a minimum of 500 watts. I also have an intel e8500 3. 16ghz processor. Does my psu have enough power for both of those? Or could it be something else?


Posted On: 08-28-2009, 07:14 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Os: windows vista home premium 64bit
Processor: intel core 2 duo cpu 3. 16ghz
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4 gig ram (i recently upgraded from faulty ram, the problem with gpu was occurring before, so im guessing it has nothing to do with this. )

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I do have sufficient ventilation in the case itself. 3 120mm fans, so this shouldn't be an issue. I have downloaded the evga precision tool and gpu-z and increased my fan speed from stock 40% to 100%. Doing this will increase my gaming time and steady temps for a bit but my pc still crashes after a while.gpu-z says on idle my card is at running at ~41c, on load during game it was crashing at ~54c with fan at 40% and at 100% it was crashing somewhere around 60c. Any suggestions?


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