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What causes computer to shut down after two beeps


My computer randomly shuts down. It beeps twice and down she goes. It is never in use at the time and I can't find anything in event manager that is causing this. I have a new power supply and sure enough, it shut down again today. We have refreshed the bios, but nothing works. Can you help? I leave my computer running all the time.


This question was answered on July 21, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Depending on the type of BIOS your MoBo uses, 2 short beeps could mean a number of things I see you have an AMD processor, so chances are that you have an AWARD BIOS With an AWARD BIOS, 2 short beeps signify any type of Non-Fatal Error.

This can be caused by a number of things, it can be faulty RAM, or it can be that the processor is overheating You may want to check and see if the Heatsink CPU fan is working If it is working then it may be slowing down considerably at times which would cause the CPU to overheat and cause the computer the abnormally shut down.

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Posted by sean of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 21, 2004