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Computer Beep Then Freeze


My friends computer is acting weird. He says this happens on the net more than anything. He'll be surfing and then the computer gives out a single beep and then freezes. He has to shut it down and reboot and then its fine for awhile. But usually happens again in a hour or so. He's on dial-up if that makes a difference.could it be overheating? Some feedback would be appreciated. He says it happens mostly on the net but has happened during normal use.

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Basically, when i'm in the middle of a game (coh, tf2) suddenly the game will freeze and i will hear a persistent high pitched beep (i'm not sure if it's from the speakers or from inside the case) that doesn't stop until i press the reset button on my pc. What's weird is that it was happening quite regularly for a while a few months ago, then it stopped, and just now it's started all over again! Any ideas what the problem is?

Cpu temps are pretty crappy, but not bad enough to cause crashes, ~45c idle, max~60c load. Gpu temps aren't too outrageous either (at least for the 9800gx2), ~55c. I have vcore set @ 1. 3 in bios, fsb also 1. 3, ram 2. 1v (rated speeds). I should add that it doesn't do this every time. Last night a played tf2 and coh for a few hours and it was fine. This morning i started up coh and it crashed about 15min into a game.


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Intel core 2 duo 1. 86ghz
Asus ai series motherboard
512mbx2 (1024mb)
Ati radeon 1600 series pci-express video card
320gb hard drive


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Usb Device Cause Computer To Freeze Or Not To Boot

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Whenever i turn on my computer, it makes this long beep noise and i am guessing somethings wrong with it. The thing is, everything seems to work fine. >_>;; i tried to "decode" the beep code, but i must be quite stupid, because i can't seem to match with the right one. My motherboard is: ga-965p-ds3. The beep codes listed on its manual are:
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1 short: system boots successfully
2 short: cmos setting error
1 long 1 short: dram or m/b error
1 long 2 short: monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: keyboard error
1 long 9 short: bios rom error
Continuous long beeps: dram error
Continuous short beeps: power error
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I have recorded the beep noise with my mp3 player and the sound has been slightly distorted(?), But it didn't change much from the actual sound.


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