Beep Codes

New UserNew User Posts: 75Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Is it safe to assume that there won't be any questions about what a specific beep count means?
I ask this because beep codes can differ from one BIOS to the next.

Or, has anyone experienced a question on the exam that asked you to determine the meaning of a beep code?

For example:

What does it mean when POST fails and you hear a series of 8 beeps?
(a) ...
(b) ...
(c) ...
(d) ...


  • Ricka182Ricka182 Posts: 3,359Member
    They can differ, but I don't think you'll have to memorize them. I didn't get any questions of such on my exam.
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  • spudnikspudnik Posts: 232Member
    I didn't get any questions on the codes, but then again I have needed to know them since then, so it can't hurt to learn them.
  • WebmasterWebmaster Posts: 10,292Admin
    I ask this because beep codes can differ from one BIOS to the next.
    Links to the PDFs with the post and bios beep codes for AMI, Award and Phoenix (the latter two are the same) are listed in my CMOS/BIOS/POST TechNotes:

  • New UserNew User Posts: 75Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for all the responses.

    I'll probably try to memorize them, time and patience permitting.

    I'm going to try and take the exam this Friday...Hopefully I wont wimp out and re-schedule. Last exam I took I probably re-scheduled 5 or 6 times.

    Well, wish me luck.
  • spudnikspudnik Posts: 232Member
    well good luck :)
  • lsealslseals Posts: 240Member
    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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  • TheCiscoKidTheCiscoKid Posts: 23Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I thought this was somthing they were getting away from in the hadware industry? When I built my PC last year the mother board I chose,an MSI, came with a PCI bracket with a series LEDs.The LEDs light up in certian sequences to indicate what the problem is, if the system fails to POST.
    You still have to know what the certian sequence means, or get out the MB manual.
  • WebmasterWebmaster Posts: 10,292Admin
    I had a couple of MSI boards myself and I liked the led system... it means you doesn't have to learn morse to understand your computer ;)
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