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Flashing green light

I bought my Dell Optiplex Gx260 last year second hand. About six months of owning it the green light next to the power button flashes. It goes from steady flashing to barely flashing to not even flashing. I used to get the battery voltage too low screen for some reason I stopped getting that screen. I also keep getting a messsage saying my virtual memory is too low. Can anyone help me?

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