03-16-2018 10:04 AM
Having recently retired and enjoying gaming, I decided to purchase an HP Omen gaming desktop. I previously used an Apple desktop for video gaming and never once had a problem with the product. However, it was an older computer and could not handle newer, graphics-heavy games.
I have had the Omen for approximately a month, and it continually shuts itself off -- even while playing old-school, graphics-light games such as Doom 3. When the problem occurs, the computer makes a strange sound, the monitor goes off, and the Omen emits three beeps followed by three beeps in a different tone. It does this several times before the system shuts down completely.
To say I am disappointed is putting it mildly. Is there anything I can do myself to have this new desktop function normally as expected, or do I have to look into the possibility of having it repaired or replaced -- hopefully under warranty at no additional cost?
03-16-2018 10:32 AM - edited 03-16-2018 10:42 AM
An error code of three beeps followed by three beeps indicates a problem with the Radeon RX 580 installed in your PC's motherboard.
You can review the HP BIOS diagnostics codes at this HP Support site.
Click on Beep and LED descriptions.
Expand error codes for PCs released after April 2015.
Scroll down to the 3:3 cadence to review what may be causing this issue and possible troubleshooting techniques.
You could first try installing the latest HP provided Radeon driver using the following link: (sp82802.exe).
If a driver update and the troubleshooting steps suggested at the HP BIOS support site (above) do not fix this problem, then you will have to contact HP for support.
Run boot time HP Diagnostics to see if you get a graphics hardware error code before you contact HP. Give HP the error code when you make contact.
HP may have to replace the Radeon RX 580.
03-18-2018 10:21 PM
Thanks for the response and suggested fix. I installed the latest Radeon driver, as you suggested, but unfortunately the problem persists. I sent a message to HP Support, but have not gotten a reponse yet. Hopefully I will hear from someone soon. It is extremely disappointing to experience these system failures in a virtually brand new computer.
03-19-2018 12:06 PM
Did you run HP boot Diagnostics to check for hardware errors? Having a hardware error code will expedite receiving a replacement component.
Stuff happens. I receive quite a few bad components from various OEMs when building systems.
03-19-2018 03:05 PM
Hi again, Tom:
Thanks for your follow-up message.
No, I didn't run an HP boot diagnostics before contacting HP support. I wasn't sure how to do that.
Since I haven't been contacted yet, I could do it and have the information available when HP support responds. I am not especially technically adept, but can follow instructions well if you could let me know how to do the boot diagnostics.
03-19-2018 03:51 PM
Power on your PC and tap "Esc".
Then select "F2" from the BIOS system startup menu.
You can run system tests or specific components tests.
Please refer to this HP Support site for more information on using HP Diagnostics.