1 Long beep, 2 short beeps. What does that even means?

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  1. orangpelupa

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    so my new ryzen PC will give 1 long beep and 2 short beeps on cold boot.

    The weird thing is that,
    • if left alone, for less than 1 minute, it will boot normally as if nothing happened.
    • a reboot wont trigger the issue
    • turning the computer off and on again after a few minutes also didnt trigger the issue
    and the annoying thing is that MSI website says
    • AMIBIOS 3 beeps = 64K memory error
    • AWARD bios 1 long 2 short beeps = GPU error

    but despite my motherboard https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450M-PRO-VDH-MAX#down-driver&Win10 64 have AMIBIOS, the beeps fits the description for AWARD bios.
     
  2. Silent_Buddha

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    Sounds like a cold boot issue. If it IS the GPU, might be problems with an electrical connection, possibly a solder point. Once its warmed up the faulty connection will have expanded ever so slightly and formed a good connection. Something similar would also be possible with the CPU. There's also the possibility of a failing fan perhaps not spinning up when cold which may trigger a warning and prevent booting.

    That's assuming it's the GPU or CPU. I've seen cold boot issues with hard drives as well. Even something as simple as a wire somewhere. Troubleshooting cold boot issues can lead to loss of hair. :p

    Regards,
    SB
     
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    I think it means order moar catnip.
     
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    Is your RAM set to anything above default? If so, removing any overclock on the RAM (like XMP or manual), does it still do it?
     
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    I've got a spare Radeon HD 4770. I'll try to change the GPU if disabling xmp didn't fix the issue

    Yeah it's on xmp2. Thank you I'll try disabling xmp after the electricity backs up
     
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    Doing a search it appears to be a VGA Video card problem:

    https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=318689.0

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussi...vdh-motherboard-what-am-i-doing-wrong-3143742

     
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