Pentium II error codes?

Posted on 1998-06-03
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
This is what a friend just told me: I have a Pentium II 233. When it has run for an hour or two It starts to beep continuosly but everything still works fine. I shut it down for 10 minutes, start it up and it is OK for another hour, then it starts to beep again.
The beep does not come from the speaker but somewhere inside the "box".
I am going there to see for myself but thought I would get some insite first. Any clues?
Question by:skylab060398
  • 2
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

jhance earned 300 total points
ID: 1135822
The Pentium II itself doesn't have any beeper as shipped by Intel but I've seen a number of 3rd party fans that have overtemp alarms.  You might want to check out your system to make sure all fans are operating normally.  You might also want to see if you can get it to start beeping when the cover is off and locate where the beep is coming from.  Some system builders also put overtemp alarms near the disk drives.

Author Comment

ID: 1135823
Well, not bad. I failed to mention the motherboard manufacturer and model. Yes the problem was the "Temperature Core Heat Detection". The system temp is rising enough to set off the alarm. I will try to figure out why.
Thanks jhance!

Author Comment

ID: 1135824
Well I looked at the system and "lo and behold" the power supply fan ports were so full of accumulated dust there was no way for air to pass through.

Featured Post

Managed Security Services Webinar - March 15

Selecting the right managed security services platform to grow your business can be a huge undertaking. Join WatchGuard and Frost & Sullivan in an upcoming webinar as we dive into the key elements of selecting a vendor platform and partnership to fuel a successful MSSP business.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

pc, laptop  monitor connection configurations
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
How to fix display issue, screen flickering issue when I plug in power cord to the machine. Before I start explaining the solution lets check out once the issue how it looks like after I connect the power cord. most of you also have faced this…
Through the video, you can check the migration process of Outlook PST file to PDF. Kernel for Outlook to PDF tool can convert Outlook emails with all attributes like Subject, To, From, Cc, Bcc and other folders such as Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Jun…

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question