Question about Gateway 500 CS PC Desktop
I just added PC133 SDRAM to an old, currently working gateway computer. Now it beeps 3 times on boot and does not display video. I removed the new stick and rebooted, still nothing. I even reseated the remaining to sticks, the video card, removed the battery, and tried the jumper thing with no success. Please HELP!
Either you have defective SDRAM chips, or your CPU was damaged when you installed them .. in either case, your only solution is to have the problem diagnosed by a professional.
Posted on May 26, 2009
Try this, clean the old memory stick with a clean soft eraser, its edge connector both sides the one that makes contact with the slot. Then reinsert it again, just the old one.
Just do it while your unit is off and unplugged to any power source. And also discharge static from your hand.
Posted on May 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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several beeps in a system is caused by a memory issue -- If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.
Sometimes when the computer is moved and/or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.
the specs can be found at this link
the system you have is upgradable to 4G of RAM, and this RAM must be installed in equal pairs
so if you have 4 slots to insert memory in (assuming you will retain the 2 256M) , you must install the other slots by 2 512M, 2 1G or 2 2G DIMMs -- make sure you isntall exact same DIMMs, dont mix memory makers or specs, other than what Dell specifies
memory type must be
PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM
i hope this helps --
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