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11-12-06, 04:00 AM
I got myself a Leadtek 8800GTX on friday. :)

It runs fine, 10.7K in 3Dmark06, 17K in 05, and it is flying in games, but I'm having a weird problem.

When I turn my computer COMPLETELY off, there is a beep form the videocard. I don't know if its mechanical or electrical (speaker?). Maybe its the card's cooler that stoppes all of a sudden. I tried a new BIOS for my P5B motherboard, and rewired the PSU cables. But the beep stays. When I reboot only, the card/ computer does not beep.

I also tried a geforce 6200LE videocard to check if it still beeps. Well, it doesn't, so I'm pretty sure its the card.

Anyone knows what this can be? Anyone else having "the beep"?

I seen 2 other people @ tweakers.net who have the beep too.


11-12-06, 04:19 AM
I know there's at least one person on this board with this problem, maybe they will chime in on the subject. Hopefully you can get to the bottom of the issue. I have a feeling it has to do with the resistor recall.

11-12-06, 04:30 AM
2 other people i know of having the same issue; 1 has a Leadtek card, the other one a e-VGA.

@ Tweakers.net someone mentioned the possibility of this being a PSU issue. But I really dont think thats the problem. I bought myself a Enermax Liberty 620W with 2 PCI-e connectors last week, so I think that should be fine.

Well, I'll just wait and see if more people having the same "issue".

I already had contact with the shop where I bought the card, an they will mail Leadtek about it.

-I'll maybe swap it for a MSI card next week when the shop has them on stock.

11-12-06, 04:36 AM
Okay the guy on this board who had the problem, his username is "lowdog". He has a POV 8800GTX that he was having the same problems with. Maybe you can get in touch with him and see if he ever found out what was causing the issue.

11-12-06, 05:08 AM
OK, I contacted him. Tnx mike686.

Let's wait and see if he, or someone else, knows what the problem can be.

11-12-06, 05:17 AM
No problem.

11-12-06, 05:28 AM
Yeah my card artifacts and freezes, it also beeps when I shut it off. I'm going to send it back to newegg.

11-12-06, 05:32 AM
Mine doesnt freeze or artifact.

Neither do the cards of the other 2 people I mentioned in the first post. The card itself seems to be fine.

11-12-06, 05:51 AM
Maybe the fan stop spinning before the card lose all its power so the card warn you about the fan but then power off?

11-12-06, 06:14 AM
I have the same "problem" on my XFX 8800GTX, but I just think that the board complains that it doesn't have enough power coming from the PSU when the computer is turned off. The beep is most likely the sound the cards makes if you hasn't plugged the two PCI-E cords into the card.

In others words: The it card detects there isn't enough power but still have enough left to make a last dying beep.

I have a Seasonic S12-600 and a Asus P5B-Deluxe mobo.

I guess this is something that a bios update can take care of.

11-12-06, 06:32 AM
I think (and hope) that LeStoffe and Cyant might be hitting the nail here.

Since cards from different vendors suffer from the same issue, I find it hard to believe that it is for sure tied to not-reworked cards.

My EVGA has the issue as well. However, if you look at the first screen when you load www.evga.com you'll see that both EVGA's CEO as well as NVIDIA explicitly guarantees that the cards in the channel are reworked. I bought mine at an official launchparty in shop itself.
Card itself seems to be working just fine.

but you never know offcourse......

11-12-06, 06:35 AM
I think (and hope) that LeStoffe and Cyant might be hitting the nail here.

Yep, agree.

But I am still kinda worried to be honest.

11-12-06, 07:07 AM
Mine beeps as well, but Im not worried, the card works flawlessy here. I do have some mainboard (boot) issues when I OC the CPU above stock, but no instablity in Windows or any programs even at 3,2 Ghz.

11-12-06, 11:01 AM
no beeping here

edit: yes mine is beeping too

11-12-06, 11:04 AM
I mailed the shop where it came from, abd its gonna be replaced for a MSI 8800GTX card.

I dont wanna pay €600,- for a beeping card. :thumbdwn: A guy from tweakers.net mailed about it to nVidia, and the shop where the card came from has mailed Leadtek. I'm curious what they will say.

When we got answers I'll post them here.

11-12-06, 12:08 PM
Since it was suggested that the bios could have a relationship with the issue I've gathered some info on another forum:

Forum - Country Bought - Brand+type – Bios Version - Transistor – Beeps or not

Tweakers – Netherlands - XFX - 8800GTX - – ?? - No beep
RappieRappie (DHP on nvnews)
Tweakers – Netherlands - Leadtek - PX8800GTXTDH - - E22 -beeps
Help!! (jopie on nvnews)
Tweakers -Netherlands- EVGA - 8800GTX - - 40C -beeps
Tweakers -Netherlands - EVGA - 8800 GTX - – ?? -no beep
Tweakers -Netherlands - Leadtek - 8800GTX - - ?? - beeps
Tweakers –Netherlands - Leadtek - PX8800GTXTDH - - E22 –no beep
Tweakers -Netherlands - Leadtek - 8800GTX - - ?? - no beep
Nvnews - ???? - XFX - 8800GTX - ????????? – ?? - Beeps
Nvnews - ???? - ??? - 8800GTX - ????????? – ?? -Beeps
Nvnews - ???? - Leadtek - 8800GTX - ????????? – E22 -Beeps
Nvnews - ???? – e-Geforce - 8800GTX - – 39C- Beeps
Nvnews - ???? - EVGA - 8800GTX - ????????? – ?? -Beeps on two different EVGA’s
Nvnews - ???? - POV - 8800GTX - ????????? – 89C -Beeps
Nvnews - ???? - Gainward - 8800GTX - ????????? – 40C -Beeps (replacement of card above)
Nvnews - ???? - EVGA - 8800GTX - ????????? – ?? - Beeps in 975XBX and not in 680i
Nvnews - ???? - XFX - 8800GTX - ????????? – ?? - Beeps

So far Bios of different persons do not reveal a clue to me but issue seems to be unrelated to brand.....

You supposedly can check here whether your card has a reworked transistor!


11-12-06, 02:46 PM
If you listen closely you will notice the beep comes from the pc-speaker on shutdown, it's sort of like a high pitched squeak/beep. It only started happening since I put the 8800GTX into my system.

I don't think it has anything to do with psu, mine is a Silverstone 850W, but then I may be wrong and it might be due to power being cut from the card right at the last moment as the comp is shut dowm?????????

11-12-06, 02:54 PM
I've got a EVGA 8800 GTX. I have the same beep on shutdown.

11-12-06, 03:29 PM
well lets figure this stuff out because i have a 30 day money back from fry's

11-12-06, 03:39 PM
Well "a lot of people" are having a beeping card... so I hope someone comes by and knows what it can be. Its irritating me.

Tomorrow is monday, maybe nV will reply, or Leadtek, and we maybe know more.

Weird thing, thats for sure. I never had a beeping card before... lol. I played FEAR more than 3 hours today, and haven't seen weird things. Oh yeah, I did see very high framerates. (popcorn)

11-12-06, 06:55 PM
I once owned a BFG 7800 GTX 512MB graphics card and it would beep with no display on bootup. The card was infact defective and I had to RMA it.

11-12-06, 07:31 PM
My eVGA card beeped when it was placed in my 975XBX. I have since switched out to an eVGA 680i and no more beeping on shutdown.

Card works fine on both. The board is a different story.

11-12-06, 08:09 PM
FYI, I went through two evga 8800 GTX (including the current one) already. Beep on shutdown has been consistent. My theory is that it's a combination of mobo + video card. I am on DFI Lanparty SLI-DR. Card performs fine otherwise but I will email evga regardless.

11-12-06, 08:17 PM
I havn't noticed my GTX beeping (EVGA), but I'll try again and see later..

11-12-06, 09:42 PM
I was on EVGA's forum/online chat with a moderator who apparently has access to EVGA tech/engineers. He relayed this answer to me when I asked about the beep issue.

"Art says: i do know about it and we are working on the issue with nvidia...."

I assume Art is a tech/engineer at EVGA. I also asked about the severity of this issue - whether they know if this beep thing is a precursor to a meltdown. :) They have no idea yet unfortunately... I guess we will find out sooner or later.

If you own an EVGA board, please file a support request with them so that the issue gets a high priority.