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Computer Beeps 3 Times on Startup for Intel® Desktop Boards


Last Reviewed: 26-Apr-2017
Article ID: 000005765

What are you hearing?
You turn on your Intel® Desktop Board and it continually beeps 3 times (3 one-second beeps).

Why are you hearing these beeps?
It means there's a memory issue.

How to fix it
To resolve this problem, check the following:

  • Make sure you properly install the memory modules in the DIMM slots and lock the latches in place.
  • Make sure you use supported memory for your board. Check the speed and size of your memory.
  • Check that the memory modules aren't defective:
    • Test the memory modules one at a time.
    • Try the modules in another computer, or try different known-working modules in this system.

This article applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board DQ33HS
Intel® Desktop Board D945GZCC2
Intel® Desktop Board CA810E
Intel® Desktop Board DQ963GS
Intel® Desktop Board D845PECE
Intel® Desktop Board D815EFV