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Gateway c140 beeps

C140, occasionally while running I get 3 short beeps. Some startup after everthing is booted and windows is almost loaded I get 1long and 3-4 short beeps, most of the beeps were 1-3 whats up?

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If you have an AMI bios (you can tell when you boot and the black screen has writing on it at startup - the bios type and version is the first thing at the top of the screen)
1 long and 3 short beeps indicates that the memory is not seated properly. You should check that it is secure on your motherboard. If it is seated securely, your memory is maybe faulty.

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