The sound is coming from inside the computer!
October 24, 2010 7:03 PM Subscribe
Why is my early 2006 Intel Combo-Drive iMac beeping intermittently?
posted by Phire to computers & internet (12 answers total)
I installed new RAM in the iMac about four days ago (it now has a single stick of 2 GB RAM), but the beeping only started today, probably about two hours ago. It's happened probably five times so far. It is always eight beeps - four sets of two - in the same tone. There's no activity going on that I can tell... most of the time when the beeping occurs I was just reading or listening to music.
I've run Temperature Monitor and the iMac isn't overheating. The beeps do change in volume depending on what the system volume is set to. I've unplugged everything except my wireless mouse, the bluetooth dongle to pair with my wireless keyboard, and the mini-DVI attached to an Acer external monitor.
It's not particularly irritating or urgent, but if something is wrong with the iMac that requires my attention I'd rather fix it than leave it be. The problem is rather hard to Google for, and most of the results I find describe the computer emitting single beeps.
Thanks in advance!