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It's definitely a CPU problem.

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Hmm its nice to know that others agree to it being a CPU problem rather than a Mobo one.
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I'd bet it's more a motherboard issue rather than a CPU problem. CPUs are quite robust and able to take a lot of punishment. Overvoltage and hellish temperatures may make it die, but that would take a long time before it happens.

Motherboards, though, are more susceptible to damage relatively speaking. And RAM, even more so. All it takes to kill RAM is sufficient ESD, then poof!

As an aside, I'm a little leery of Corsair RAM now. Their products have burned me before. I specifically remember a DDR500 kit that couldn't even run at DDR400. And this was with specified VDIMM. Thankfully, the e-tailer allowed me to return the product and I was refunded in full with no problems.

Anyway, I'd research the beep code more closely, as that would give you a definitive clue as to what the problem is. Who made the BIOS for it?

Hope this helps!
    
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Hey txtmstrjoe,
What do you get on SuperPi 1M?
 
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Hey txtmstrjoe,
What do you get on SuperPi 1M?
I'm at work right now, so I can't tell you.

But I think my time was likely slower than yours. I'll have to do another run when I get home and tell you later.
    
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post #16 of 28
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Its the ABIT KN8 R19 bios. It does this long extended beep multiple times until I shut it off.
If it is infact the mobo, I may as well go either AM2 or Core 2 Duo, because I really don't want to buy outdated stuff. Any recommendations?
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http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=211443
Validation for 2.81 GHz @ 1.35v^
 
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Hmm please stay on topic. This is frustrating.
post #19 of 28
I'd say, go to Best Buy or something, right now. Buy a really cheap Socket 939 CPU.

Test your RAM in dual-channel. If it boots and runs stuff stable, then it's definitely your Opteron 144's memory controller. If it still does not boot, it's your motherboard.

That's all I can say, or else you'll just be stuck.

After you make a conclusion, return the CPU you bought to Best Buy. They usually don't charge a restock fee for a short usage :-P
 
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Hmm please stay on topic. This is frustrating.
A quick Google search it's a memory system failure code.

Have you tried switching to the other DIMM slots?
    
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