- 1, 2 or 3 beeps Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules.
- 4-7 or 9-11 beeps Fatal error indicating a serious problem with the system. Consult your system manufacturer. Before declaring the motherboard beyond all hope, eliminate the possibility of interference by a malfunctioning add-in (expansion) card. Remove all expansion cards, except the video adapter.
If the beep codes are generated even when all other expansion cards are absent, the motherboard has a serious problem. Consult your system manufacturer.
If the beep codes are not generated when all other expansion cards are absent, one of the add-in cards may be causing the malfunction. Insert the cards back into the system one at a time until the problem happens again. This will reveal the malfunctioning add-in card.
- 8 beeps If the system video adapter is an add-in card, replace or reseat the video adapter or move the card to another slot on the system board . If the video adapter is an integrated part of the system board, the board may be faulty.