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It's so annoying, please help

by iampok / September 27, 2007 8:51 PM PDT

Quick Specs: Windows XP, 1GB Ram, 3.00GHz dual processors.
So a fairly decent computer, and it runs most applications/games on decent graphics. At the start it was perfect, but recently my computer *beeps* constantly when running high CPU usage programs (eg. Anti-spyware, or numerous programs similaneously). When looking at Task Manager it appears to beep as soon as my CPU Usage hits 50%+. I realise that computers get clogged with programs and slow in time, but I just want the beeping to stop. Happy to reply, if addition is required to solve the problem. Thanks.

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Have you done the DMA shuffle or flip?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2007 9:53 PM PDT

As XP runs it may decide to degrade the DMA level. Looking won't tell you but a simple flip as noted at http://winhlp.com/?q=node/10 will remove this from your list.

Bob

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Possible CPU Overheat
by sunwatcher / September 28, 2007 11:42 AM PDT

Your computer might be warning you that it's overheating. An overheating condition will cause the computer to beep, especially when the CPU is working intensively. I would check the CPU heatsink and fan in particular for dust accumulation.

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Check you MB BIOS for a CPU TEMP setting that sets an
by VAPCMD / September 28, 2007 12:12 PM PDT

audible beep/alarm when it reaches XX degrees F or C. Check BIOS under "Power", then "Hardware Monitor",

VAPCMD

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