Looked through your motherboard manual?

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My Sons's comp wont seem to boot at all. I just get a continous beep. Tried to count the number of beeps but it doesnt stop at all. It booted for me once and went striaght to the bios setup screen and said that the computer had hung on the previous boot becaouse the clock cycles did not match the processor speed, however the keyboard would not work so I could not set it properly. Dont know why the keyboard would not work. After that sucsessfull (?) boot, it will do nothing but beep (beep.....beep....beep.....beep on and on) I cant afford to buy them another comp so if you can help at all please give it a shot. Im pretty comp. litterate. I built the comp Im using now myselft from the ground up. We both have the same motherboard, its the asus a7v8x-x. Im thinking that maybe there is a prob. with that? Mine is working fine and have had not a bit of trouble. We got them at the same time about....1 1/2 yrs ago i'd guess. Please help if possible.

Rick Christensen

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This question was answered on May 19, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Rick Christensen:

If you look through your motherboard manual it tells you what the different patterns of beeps mean But as you said it had something to do with the clock cycle which is your processor First you much check on your botherboards website (which i believe is www.asus.com) to see if the processor you currently have is compatible with the motherboard It might even be possible you need a motherboard bios upgrade to make your processor compatible If this is not the issue you must set the default clock speed and FSB for your processor in the bios, if one keyboard is not working, try another keyboard Make sure the keyboard is NOT USB as some USB keyboards tend not to work in the BIOS screen If you still cannot resolve this issue you will need to contact someone at ASUS for help with your motherboard, you might even need to get a replacement through ASUS.

Sincerely,

Dimitrios Theodorou

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Posted by Dimitrios of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 19, 2004