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3 beeps and fan running at start up

When I turn my computer on the tower beeps 3 times and the fan comes on. Then nothing else happens except the fan runs. The only way I can turn it off is to unplug it. HEELLLPPP!

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The three beeps shows the Memory Module Test and that symbolise that the memory module is having a problem and to my knowledge when there is a problem with the memory then you have to open the casing and remove the memory module and clean the slot very well and if slot in back and the memory do the same change the to the second memory slot if it happens there again then you change the Memory module.
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