Sounds on PC are usually always ignored. The beep sound is actually a sign that either the PC device we use that the system runs smoothly or is exposed to some of the components in it. This time, we will share with you a way to know the meaning of “beep” signals on your PC.

Before recognizing the beep signal, you first need to know the type of bios used on your PC. If different bios then the signal is different. Below we provide a list of bios with the translation of the “beep” sound:

1) AMI Bios (American Megatrends Inc. Bios)

AMI bios sound code:

1x = There is a problem with RAM
2x = The system failed to check the DRAM tray
3x = Bios failed to access the first 64kb memory
4x = Timer failure
5x = The motherboard can not activate the processor
6x = The controller on the keyboard can not run correctly
7x = Video error mode
8x = VGA memory test failed
9x = Problem BIOS ROM charger issues
10x = Read / write CMOS shutdown has errors
1x 3x short length = Memory is broken
1x 8x short length = Image display test failed

2) IBM Bios

IBM sound code bios:

No sound = Power supply is damaged, card monitor / RAM is not installed
Continuous beep = Power supply is damaged, card monitor / RAM is not installed
Continuous short beep = Power supply is damaged, card monitor / RAM is not installed
1x short 1x length = Problematic motherboard
1x long 2x short = VGA Card problem (mono)
1x 3x short length = Problems with VGA Ccard (EGA)
3x long = Keyboard is problematic
1x, Monitor Blank = VGA Card error circuit

3) Bios Award

Bios Award sound code:

1x = PC normal state
1x long = Memory problem
1x long 2x short = Damage to DRAM model
1x 3x short length = Damage on VGA
Continuous beep = Damage memory module / video memory

4. Phoenix Bios

In Phoenix Bios sounds different from other bios, all the noise is not determined by the short-term beep sound but seen from the period between beep sounds. Example: “beep – beep beep – beep – beep beep”. Means to be 1-3-1-2.

Phoenix bios sound code:

1-1-4-1 → Cache Error (Level 2)
1-2-2-3 → ROM BIOS Checksum
1-3-1-1 → Refres DRAM test
1-3-1-3 → Keyboard Control Tests
1-3-4-1 → RAM Failure on address line xxxx (memory check)
1-3-4-3 → RAM Failures on xxxx bit of byte data from memory bus
1-4-1-1 → RAM Failures on xxxx bit of high byte data from memory bus
2-1-2-3 → ROM notification copyright
2-2-3-1 → Exam for unexpected interruptions
1-1-4 → BIOS damaged
1-2-1 → Motherboard is damaged
1-3-1 → RAM problem, RAM is not installed correctly
3-1-1 → Damaged Motherboard
3-3-4 → Graphic cards are damaged or not correctly installed

Hopefully useful. 🙂