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CDE_1246
12-22-07, 03:41 PM
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Does anyone know where I could find one of these little beeper things for my motherboard?

Zapablast05
12-22-07, 04:05 PM
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Does anyone know where I could find one of these little beeper things for my motherboard?


You lost your case speaker? Here you go. They're $.99. Extermely cheap.

http://www.bestbyteinc.com/CAS-CHW-SP1.html

XDanger
12-22-07, 07:16 PM
This reminds me of a game that had sampled sound played through the beeper, I think It was "pinball dreams".

CDE_1246
12-22-07, 09:33 PM
Thanks! I should order a couple of these!

CaptNKILL
12-22-07, 09:45 PM
Most motherboards these days have them built right onto the board. I haven't needed a separate speaker in a system in probably 6 years.

If you're working on an old system or the on-board speaker isn't working, these are pretty useful though.

Another useful little gadget like this is a spare power button. Basically its a button that attaches directly to the motherboard power switch pins so you can turn the PC on and off without having to jab at it with a screw driver or put it into a temporary case.

crainger
12-22-07, 09:58 PM
I installed one of those little beepers on my board. No real reason, just because i could. Being a 650i it has things like SLI and SLI memory profiles, but no extras like onboard PC speaker, or LED error displays. :(

It does have onboard power and reset buttons though. :)

SlieTheSecond
12-22-07, 10:56 PM
I have never owned a motherboard that had a built in speaker. Actually, I have never even seen one that had a built in speaker.

CaptNKILL
12-22-07, 11:10 PM
I have never owned a motherboard that had a built in speaker. Actually, I have never even seen one that had a built in speaker.
Wow, I guess I was wrong.

My gigabyte board doesn't have one. I could have sworn this thing beeped, but I just checked several times... no beeps. :p

I've used several boards that have integrated speakers though. I guess I just assumed that was a standard thing after seeing it so often before.

My mistake.


EDIT: My previous board had one. DFI LANParty Nforce 4 Ultra D:

http://bildez.lv/bildes/redlinabass/videokarte/orig/1172008550.jpg

To the left of the battery.

CDE_1246
12-23-07, 10:47 PM
Man do I feel bad, my motherboard is an Abit that I purchased this year and it doesn't have one built in!
What exactly is that four pin connector for?

hokeyplyr48
12-23-07, 10:56 PM
the molex is for extra power for peripherals.
such as cards in the expansion slots. (graphics cards, sound cards, etc.)

CDE_1246
12-23-07, 10:58 PM
Oh thanks, well I guess thats convenient.

XDanger
12-27-07, 01:50 PM
Would an old headphone ear-bud work for a pc speaker, My board and case dont have one.

lduguay
12-27-07, 01:57 PM
Would an old headphone ear-bud work for a pc speaker, My board and case dont have one.
:udawg:

crainger
12-27-07, 06:29 PM
Would an old headphone ear-bud work for a pc speaker, My board and case dont have one.

No. The motherboard wouldn't be able to provide the juice to power such a speaker, nor could the ear bud reach the volume required anyway.

It has to be a simple speaker to work properly. Like the simple beepers found in those old watches that played musical alarms.

Zapablast05
12-27-07, 07:20 PM
the molex is for extra power for peripherals.
such as cards in the expansion slots. (graphics cards, sound cards, etc.)


I think he meant the P4 connector, not the Molex.

t3hl33td4rg0n
12-29-07, 01:17 AM
Just about every mother board manufactured ever has a 2-pin/4-wide connector for PC speaker.

Most cases come with a small speaker or beep thingie like the one shown in the OP. I have yet to encounter a motherboard that didn't have this connector.

The product shown in the OP is actually quite useful if a case didn't come with a speaker. It's funny that this was mentioned b/c i visited many-a-radio shack and they dont carry them.

XDanger
12-31-07, 03:49 PM
No. The motherboard wouldn't be able to provide the juice to power such a speaker, nor could the ear bud reach the volume required anyway.

It has to be a simple speaker to work properly. Like the simple beepers found in those old watches that played musical alarms.

Well I recently took out a LARGE (60mm ish) case speaker out of a junk pc and hooked it up to my p5b, It worked fine but was slightly in the way

Still you might be right about the volume. :)