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PhoenixBIOS Beep Code Troubleshooting

Fixes for Specific Phoenix Beep Code Errors

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1-4-1-1 Beep Code Pattern

A 1-4-1-1 beep code pattern on a PhoenixBIOS system means that there is an issue with the system memory. Replacing the RAM usually fixes this problem.

2-1-2-3 Beep Code Pattern

A 2-1-2-3 beep code pattern means that there has been a BIOS ROM error, meaning an issue with the BIOS chip on the motherboard. This Phoenix BIOS issue is usually corrected by replacing the motherboard.

2-2-3-1 Beep Code Pattern

A 2-2-3-1 beep code pattern on a PhoenixBIOS system means that there has been an issue while testing hardware related to IRQs. This could be a hardware or misconfiguration problem with an expansion card or some kind of motherboard failure.

Other Phoenix Beep Codes

Many other PhoenixBIOS beep codes exist but are very uncommon. If you happen to come across a Phoenix beep code that I don't have listed above, let me know and I'll add the beep code and associated troubleshooting information to the list above.

Not Using a Phoenix BIOS (PhoenixBIOS) or Not Sure?

If you're not using a Phoneix based BIOS then the troubleshooting guides above won't help. To see troubleshooting information for other types of BIOS systems or to figure out what kind of BIOS you have, see my How to Troubleshoot Beep Codes guide.
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