My computer makes a constant beeping sound...

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    After it is left on for 10 minutes or so, it starts a constant beeping sound. It sounds like an alarm sound or something, but i cannot figure it out for the life of me. Any help, or directions to where i could go for help, would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    SW20 Nick my avatar is cuter than urz

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    maybe ur processor overheating? check the CPU fan maybe?

    i dunno, just a thought.
     
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    All the fans work, and its pretty well ventilated, but i am going to try taking one side of the case off. That seemed to help a little.
     
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    Did you look in the manual for the motherboard to see what the beep code is?
     
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    I dont have the manual, thats why im looking for some other way...
     
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    get the motherboard model number, what kind of pc is it, what model if its a commercially made one, i can get you the beep codes.
     
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    Its not a commercially made one. The motherboard is a Asus a7a266.

    Thanks if you can help!
     
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    Your processor is a little too warm.
     
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    Thats what i was thinking but how could i fix that?
     
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    Make sure the heatsink and fan aren't clogged up with dust.

    Buy some decent thermal grease (I'd recommend artic silver) and reseat the heatsink - making sure to follow the directions as to how to clean it first.

    Or it could be that your CPU fan is dying and you just need to replace it.
     
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    Ill try that, thanks.

    vwgeekdotcom- were you able to find anything out?
     
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    You-->:slap: <--Me

    Im new to this... Thanks!
     
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    Yep, it means the CPU is overheated. Should i try the new heatsink?
     
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    well, at least reseat the current one with some new heatsink paste, but remember, less is more, you want to have a flat surface, and only want to paste to fill in the parts that are uneven, you want as much of the heastink touching the cpu as possible.
     

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