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3 long beeps and no video plus it doesn't seem to be booting XP

I have an Alienware built in 2003 with an Intel Pentium 4 Single Processor Motherboard. It has an ATI Radeoon 9000 Pro AGP Dual and a 2.8GHz 533 MH processor. The powersupply died with a smoke cloud and I was able to get a direct replacement on Ebay. When I now power it up I get no video signal from either VGA or S-video and the hard drive light doesn't show activity. I originally assumed the Video Card was bad and was searching for a replacement. Upon booting I get 3 beeps from the onboard speaker and I was wondering you knew what that signifies?

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The beep codes varies with the different BIOS manufacturers.
It could be memory problem or the keyboard.
It is not unusal when the power supply blows up that it can damage some of the components in your computer.
Likewise, if lightning strike hits the power line it can fry your computer and any other electronic devices that are connected to the mains power.

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What type of dual core processor can I use for my dc7600?


The motherboard for the dc7600 has an Intel LGA775 processor socket. However, not all LGA775 processors are compatible with the motherboard. For the small form factor, the following CPUs are supported: Intel Celeron D Processors:
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Unfortunately, these are old processors and I don't see any available new. Newegg.com lists a couple available as refurbished. You may be better off getting a new computer with either a Intel I3 or current AMD processor.

I wish that I had better news for you.

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Intel Pentium 4 (2.60 - 3.80 GHz)
Intel Celeron D (2.53 - 3.60 GHz )
Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (3.20 - 3.73 GHz)
Intel Pentium D (2.66 - 3.60 GHz)
Pentium Extreme Edition (3.20 - 3.73 GHz)
Pentium Dual-Core (1.40 - 3.33 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo (1.60 - 3.33 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Extreme (2.66 - 3.20 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Quad (2.33 - 3.00 GHz)
Intel Xeon (1.86-3.40 GHz)
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I want to buy a laptop. Please suggest me which processor is best? ie. Intel pentium processor or intel pentium dual core processor? Will intel pentium dual core processor overheat easily?


hello,,,,,,,,,,,,,
First you need to be clear that dual core is the family of Pentium series. so there is no processor called Pentium.............. now regarding your question i would suggest you do not go for dual core... Take core 2 duo or I3 /I5/I7 series of processor..............
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It would be better if you can tell me your budget ............... So that i can give you a good configuration ......................

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Need to replace the processor but dont know which one to get..


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On page 13 of this manual:
Microprocessor (varies by model type): Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with 256 KB or 512 KB of internal L2 cache memory and Intel NetBurst™ micro-architecture.

It seems that the computer's motherboard does not support Intel P4 processors with more than 512 KB of internal L2 cache. That's why your P4 2.8GHz/1M/533 Prescott processor did not work.
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Support for the Intel Pentium 4 processors featuring Hyper-Threading Technology and 800-MHz system bus in the mPGA478-pin package. Also supports the Intel Pentium 4 processors (1.60a, 1.80a, 2a, 2.20 GHz or higher) with 533-MHz or 400-MHz system bus in the mPGA478 package.

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If it boots with no video, then it is a bad built-in video controller. If you get a long beep then its the processor.

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