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Instaalling new ram on gateway 310 S avoiding static problems.

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You can get an anti static wrist strap hope this helps if it does please rate this answer

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One way to avoid static, is to literally work naked, on a hard floor (avoid carpets), and allways hold a hand on the frame of the case. but, you realy don't need to work naked either, just make sure that you are properly grounded, (hold on to the frame to decharge yourself of static) work without socks, and preferably on wooden floors or similar. Have fun.

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2) ram burnt out or not correctly installed. Try refitting the ram or using a different combination of ram.

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For one example: One long beep, followed by two short beeps. Then a small period of silence, and the beep code starts over.

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This is up on the side of the computer tower, or on the back.

[ Example.
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If I were to take an educated guess, it would be a problem with your graphics, or Ram Memory.

I would suggest opening the computer case, and removing all Ram Memory modules, then cleaning the gold plated contact pins on the bottom.

Clean the contacts with a pencil eraser.

Power unplugged to the computer. Work on a table. Unplug all cables to the computer. Open the computer case, follow Anti-Static Precautions.
(If you are not perfectly sure where the cables go, I advise making notes, and a drawing of where they go before you unplug them)

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Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

[ Some hardware components examples are; Processor, Ram Memory, Harddrive, Graphics Card, and Motherboard's chipsets ]

TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.
Computer unplugged from power, you are safe.
Touch the metal frame, your computer is safe.

Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, upon your return be SURE to Touch the metal frame again.

This is a basic example of a Ram Memory module, ('Stick'),

(You can left-click on the photo to enlarge. You can enlarge twice)

Note the gold plated contact pins on the bottom, of the Ram Memory module.
These are the contact pins you clean with a pencil eraser.
You don't have to rub the eraser on the contact pins very hard.
Just go over the contact pins with the eraser.

If you are using an eraser on the end of a pencil, refrain from letting the metal band, contact the gold plated contact pins on the Ram Memory module.
After you clean each contact pin it may not look like you have done anything. You have.

Corrosion builds up on the contact pins after time. It takes very little corrosion to make a bad contact on those contact pins.
Use air to remove the eraser dust.
If you have a can of compressed air for computers available, this will work.
If not air pressure from your mouth will be sufficient.

Reinstall the Ram Memory module/s.
Reinstall the computer cover.
Plug the computer back into power.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Gateway Support > All desktop models,

Video of how to remove, and reinstall Ram Memory,

[ You won't need an ESD wrist strap following my Anti-Static Precautions above ]

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Let's start with some of the basics.

1) Since you were checking connections on the motherboard, was the power unplugged from the computer, AND did you follow Anti-Static precautions?

[Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the hardware components inside a computer.

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Computer unplugged from power, computer case open, computer on a table.
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Should you get up in the middle of working on your computer, and leave, upon your return Touch the metal frame again.
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Handle the ram memory module by the body. The body, is coated with a clear see-through protective plastic.

The above link, is only provided for an illustration of the gold plated contact pins, I am referring to.

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