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Dell 8400 is not starting

Hi I have Dell 8400, since lat few days all of a sudden i stared seeing machine getting stopped abruptly. I restarted few times and it used work. Some times i used to see memory parity error. From last 2 days machine is not starting. I am hearing a beep sound but i don't see any thing on the screen. What could be the problem. How do i debug

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Sir it is all about RAM and you've already mentioned that it gives you beep sound which testifies that It is the time when the RAM should be replaced
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I would attempt to remove all of the expansion cards from the system, remove all of the IDE/SATA connections from the motherboard, and see if it can even get to the power-on self-test (POST) with nothing attached. If that works, start re-adding components until you get the failure again - that will help single out the faulty device. If you get memory parity errors, I'd also try to remove all the RAM and try booting with just one DIMM inserted at a time until you isolate the bad strip.
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Check if the RAM is seated properly and clean too. Check your power supply(SMPS) for the 3 voltages it should generate. RAM will not need any replacement however your SMPS may require replacement...sodeep

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