Checked the bios, no settings for silent boot. My owners manual does itemizes the beeps to indicate what the problem is. The m/b have been rma to Gigabyte. It came back the same way it went in. No post beeps. Gigabyte emailed me that it does not matter if it beeps or not as long it boot into Windows. Yes, my m/b does have a speaker attached to it. The only reason I'm focusing on it is to know that the m/b is okay and not defective.