Continuous long beeps from mobo only on cold mornings...
I have this weird intermittent issue that I THINK i've narrowed down to only occuring on cold mornings. I say "i think" because i've only had the CarPC in one week, and the 3 times I left it out in the driveway overnight, it happened. Basically, when I start my car, I hear the PC boot up then hear continuous long beeps. No VGA signal at this point, just BEEEEP, BEEEEP, BEEEEP, etc. What's weird is that if I hit the reset switch a couple times and it boots up fine!
So that's what's confusing me.....assuming that the cold is the issue, if a component is too cold to startup the first time, why would resetting twice cure it? Does it "shock" it back to life?
I searched for the mobo beep codes, but couldn't find anything that matched continuous long beeps. All errors seemed to be a combination of long and short beeps (i.e. 1 long, 2 short....1 long, 1 short, 1 long...).
It's an SP13000 mobo if it helps. I know a lot of other people are running this mobo, and likely a few running successfully in the cold. The only thing I can think of right now is that my cheap RAM might be the source of the problem, so i'll try swapping that out as soon as I can get some new stuff.
Anyone else have any suggestions?