[SOLVED] Three long beeps, but boots up anyway

DrPeroxide

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Hi there, so I've been having some potential issues with my build recently and I want to know if it's a sign of a more serious underlying issue that could rear it's head at any moment.

First off, my specs:

Mobo: MSI B450M MORTAR
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
RAM: HyperX FURY Black 8GB 2666MHz DDR4
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

So I bought all these components brand new at the start of the year, except for the GPU which I've had for a year longer. Since building the PC, I've had no problems with it what so ever. A few months back, I moved house, which meant the PC was unplugged for a good while, but that posed no issues when I booted it up again in my new home.

However, very recently, I changed the layout of my room, which meant the PC was unplugged overnight. When I booted it up the next day, I got three, long BIOS beeps and then the PC restarted. This happened a couple of times before the PC booted up instead of restarting. Now whenever I turn on my PC, I am greeted by the same three beeps, but the PC boots up and runs fine.

I'm at a loss at to what this means; some sources state that it's a memory issue, but that's usually associated with the PC not booting up at all. Another source suggested it might indicate a BIOS reset, but I don't see why it would do that every boot. Has anyone got any ideas? My main concern is if there is a problem with my build that isn't immediately obvious. My secondary concern is shutting the damn thing up!

Thanks for reading, and I'll appreciate any and all comments!
 

DrPeroxide

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So, it turns out it was due to memory, thanks for the push jay!

It turns out that one of my sticks of ram came a little loose due to me moving the PC around so much! While it still registered, I noticed in the resource monitor that the whole stick was 'Hardware reserved'! All I had to do was reseat it and not only have the beeps dissapeared, but my games are running as smooth as I remember too!
 

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