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Help with 3 beeps-fan running- cleaned memory - no boot

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  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Try cleaning and reaseating the CPU. Also try one memory stick at a time in each slot at a time and turn on the computer after each stick reinsertion. If you have another known good memory stick that you can try in there I would suggest that as well.

  • NinaE May 11, 2010

    What error messages when you boot ??

    What operating system (Windows XP, Vista)


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3 beeps is a memory problem. That's the BIOS telling you something isn't right. The operating system doesn't matter, this is before the OS. Try like the last reply stated, insert 1 memory stick at a time, and boot the machine trying to eliminate the bad memory stick. It could be an insertion problem also, so re-seat the memory. This should do the trick.

Hope this helps!

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beep --- beep beep --- beep --- beep beep would be 1-2-1-2
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