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One short beep two long beeps redlight on startup

I was replacing the ram in my. Upon starting it up I got no display. So I began to systematically troubleshoot. Not in this particular order

1- disconnected the battery on the mobo for a half hour.

2- replaced the new ram with the old ram same beeps

3- unseated and reseated the video card same beeps.

4- removed the heatsink and processor removed the hardrive connector not only did I get the same beeps I got a redlight

5 It's not the video card I bought a new one today

I have tested and retested. With one stick of ram and video card only. Bottonline is I'm getting the same beeps no matter what I do . does anyone have any idea whats wrong with this computer. Any suggestions will help. Th computer am using is a Compaq Evo 51c
2.0ghz single core processor.

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RAM usually goes in pairs. Do tests with two sticke. They have to be identical

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