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What does beeping ingame actually mean?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jim5000, 27 Mar 2006.

  1. jim5000


    Joined: 24 Mar 2006

    Posts: 940

    Location: UK

    I get this in Battlefield2, and i've heard of others getting it in other games. I'm talking about a beep from the PCs internal speaker. What does it actually mean? Is it something to do with overheating?

    I'm using an Abit board if it helps...
  2. Adnan769


    Joined: 27 Feb 2006

    Posts: 70

    I would say that its caused by the keyboard. It might not be able to keep up with many key strokes at the same time.

    Hope this helps. :D
  3. Andy100

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Feb 2003

    Posts: 1,771

    Location: Sydney, Australia

    It really depends on the motherboard.

    The manual that came with it should give you a list of what differnt beeps mean. If not then search the interweb for "motherboard beep codes"
  4. PlacidCasual


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 6,984

    Is it a P/S2 port (is that the right name?), round with many pins and a single squarish pin at the top? If so I think the motherboard beeps if you press more than 3 keys at once. This can be a pain in FPS for sure. I do not know if this affects USB keyboards as I have never used one.
  5. baldzone


    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 814

    One of my old machines used to beep on the internal speaker when the processor was starting to overheat.

    In a CPU hungry game could this be the problem?
  6. Combat squirrel


    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 10,440

    my abit board beeps if to hot, really effin loud as well :eek: :D
  7. Amps


    Joined: 23 Mar 2003

    Posts: 2,652

    Location: Scotland

    Disconect the speaker and forget ;)
  8. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

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    my abit(nf7 v2) does that too, although open up the proram 'winbond' im sure its called and it stops it. hope it helps
  9. iraiguana


    Joined: 24 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,599

    its the windows thing which says u are pressing too many keys and stop being a spacker basiclly, which is a pain when ure in fps and u want to do 4 things at once :p.
  10. Dutch Guy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    It's either the keyboard not being able to handle three keys at once or a monitoring program giving a warning.
  11. IwantanewPC

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 389

    Is there anyway to fix this?

    I mean sometimes in games you have to press a number of keys together.
  12. bbreezeuk


    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

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    Location: Bath, UK

  13. iSam


    Joined: 12 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,100

    A USB keyboard will fix it.