[OT] BIOS Beep Codes on Intel Server with AMI BIOS ...

Samuel Clements sclements at linkline.com
Tue Sep 13 13:09:12 PDT 2005

Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> Oh my gawd!  I've been going at this from a memory issue :(
> 'k, stupid question before I write off the memory issue perspective 
> (since I have Kingston ready to take the whole server and do tests on 
> it) ... I'm running the SE7520JR2ATAD2 motherboard, with an ICP-Vortex 
> RAID controller .. the 'beeps' happen just after the 'BIOS Lan Console' 
> pops on the screen, and *long* before the ICP-Vortex RAID controller 
> BIOS does ... which is why I never thought RAID controller ...
> Is there an onboard RAID controller or something that these Beeps 
> pertain to?

As I understand it, it's the RAID controller initialization - like when 
it gets power and fires up the CPU, etc - not the 'lets POST now and 
give audible beeps during messages' bit. This happened on the Intel 
Controllers that were based off of the ICP-Vortex design. My guess is 
you have an actual ICP controller and I'd expect it to behave the same 
way. There is of course an easy way to confirm this - remove the 
controller and see if the beeps go away.. ;)

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