Have you looked in your motherboard manual?


I replaced the Athlon XP 1200 with a new Athlon "Thoroughbred runining at 2200 (they say). It would not boot up. Instead the speaker just beeps incessantly and nothing happens. I then cleared the CMOS with no change. So then I put the old CPU back in and the smae thing happens. I can't get the thing to boot for the life of me.

It has an FIS AN11 motherboard...

Any thoughts?

Dave Rose


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

Dave Rose:

The beeping could mean several different things There are different beeps for the motherboard, for example, it can go Beep Beep Beep 3 short beeps and then silent for 1 second, then 3 short beeps again Or it can be one long beep that does not stop You can refer to your motherboards manual to see which beep you are getting and what the error means If you do not have your manual you can go to the website for the manufacturer of your moutherboard and download your manual in a pdf file.

It is possible that one of the components inside the computer was loosened while installing your new processor Refer to the manual and you will find the problem.


Dimitrios Theodorou

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