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Hi. I have an ABIT KR7a motherboard. Sometimes, an alarm sounds off from the motherboard. It does come at completely random times, even when starting up my computer. I can only guess that it has overheated, but i also have this software that came with the motherboard called Hardware Doctor. Its a software that monitors the VCore, fan speed, CPU and system temp etc...
If I run hardware doctor when the alarm sounds, the alarm straight away quits. As long as hardware doctor is run, there is no alarm. So how does this justify that the motherboard is too hot?? The system is a constant 42 degrees C and the system is a constant 56.5 degrees C.
Do you have any ideas on how i can get rid of this alarm without having to run hardware doctor??

thanks for the help.
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Have you checked your BIOS? It might be that the temperature monitor is set up in there. When you say it beeps as soon as you turn it on - is that after having just used it, cos if its from a cold boot, then I doubt very much it is overheating.
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I think it's a quirk of ABIT motherboards, cos mine does that too everynow and then...

I'd check in the BIOS n see what the settings are in there, the alarm can go off for other readings, such as Low voltages / High voltages. Check none of your fans are blocked either (if ur up to poking around inside) as the siren sometimes might go off because the fans aren't spinning fast enough ...

failing all that, jus find the PC Speaker and unplug it (Highly unrecomended!!)

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If you get a series of beeps on POST (the startup screen) then you should check your motherboard manual or website, the series of beeps are error messages.

Processors are capable of running fine even at 60-65, though permanent damage starts ocurring if you run at 75 or more, though don't rule out overheating totally.

If you wanna risk it, you can do as suggested and disconnect PC speaker
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I've got an Abit board, when I first got it it beeped at me alot cos the backup voltage was out, turned out the jumper for discharging it was not set, should have been in position 1-2 or 2-3 but was in neither, hence it broke.
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cheers, i'll see what i can do!! would pulling out the speaker from the motherboard have any other side effects? I have checked the BIOS and the settings are at default.
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If you pull the speaker out you just won't be able to hear any beeps. If you are 100% sure that the alarm isn't trying to tell you something then unplug it, although you won't be able to hear any alarms in the future...

And if you unplug it you'll lose the amazing sound effects in old DOS games like Doom!
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you need to internetpentiumcomputermicrochip it before you can even turn it on. then you need to reboot the optiplex gx240, regulate the num lock key and delete all your web porn off it. then while your there get a life, or a computer guy to fix it.
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Oh, ABIT motherboards are a pain in the patella. They are fairly eratic in their performance and behaviour.
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I would also advise in checking the internal clock battery. If it goes flat then that'll start to co*k things up. An indicator of this problem would be your clock in windows resetting all the time (assuming your a windows user).
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If no luck so far :

http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread...threadid=12015

might be of some use, if not, have a look round the Abit website, someone out there is bound to have had ur problem

Rob
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