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Sensetivity Training: Listen to Your Computer

| Posted: Sep 25, 2002 2:31 am

If your computer is beeping at you more often than usual, maybe it's because there's a problem. Colin Sun over at PCStats.com shows us that there's more to a beep than meets the ear.

 

When the computer makes those funny sound via the system speaker, it's not doing it because it wants to be heard. The computer is trying to talk to the operator/technician and tell them what's wrong. In testing computer components on and off for the last three to four years, I find that almost all motherboards adhere to the IBM BIOS standard beep codes... I think a few OEM's have developed their own or use Phoenix or AMI beep codes, but for the most part motherboard manufacturers uses the IBM based ones because they are grandfathered in.
More information @ PCStats.

 

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