I completely agree. I have a DH57JG board in use as a HTPC.
It's kind of cray that if this device needs to restart for an update a sound is heard.
Also the beep has a nasty "Back to the 80's" feeling with it, an ugly PC sound from the times no decent PC sound existed.
The theory should be: No sound means no errors, good to go.
I've been thinking about physically damaging the on board speaker to disable it.
Seriously, I'm not that interested in possible errors, if the MB doesn't work, I'll have to get a new one anyway.
Another option I could try first is to cover the internal speaker with damping material or maybe even chewing gum.. to silence it.
Better would be if Intel reads the posts on this board and implements the BIOS option, there are quite a few of them.
Intel finally has released a new BIOS version that remove the loud beep during the startup:
- BIOS Version 0400
"Fixed issue where beep occurs during POST when there is no error."