I would greatly appreciate your help. I have tried just about every forum on the net with no success. Here is my problem:
About every 10 minutes my computer will make a two tone beep (low-high)regardless of whether I'm on the computer or not. It comes from the case speaker while I'm in XP. There are no visible problems other than the beeps. My system boots up ok, runs fine, no lockups, etc. There are no error messages that I can see. Device Manager shows no conflicts. But obviously something seems to be wrong.
I have tried removing and reseating cards, memory modules, bank arrangement, etc. I checked for loose wires, grounding problems, and shorts. I disconnected the cdrom and cdrw but it still beeps. This is not a heat problem as far as I can tell. All voltages look ok. All alarms are disabled in the BIOS. My BIOS is showing normal temps for the system as well as the cpu. I am not running any special motherboard monitoring programs. The BIOS is set to normal defaults and I'm not overclocking. I am a novice and this is the first system I have put together. Unfortunately, it is turning into a nightmare...
Here is my new system:
Epox 8K3A+ Ver 1.0
AMD Athlon XP1800+
Samsung 512MB PC2700 Ram (2 x 256MB Sticks)
Maxtor D740X 40G HD ATA 133
Abit Siluro GF2 MX400 w/64MB RAM
AOpen 24X10X40 CDRW
AOpen 56X CDROM
Dlink DFE 530+ NIC
Mitsubishi 15" LCD
Windows XP Pro
Has anyone seen this problem before? Epox support was unable to solve this issue. I have searched the internet endlessly, but have been unable to find an answer. I did, however, come across two posts in some obscure sites that describe my exact problem (two-tone beep every ten minutes) but nobody replied to their posts. I am ready to throw my pc out the window...your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.