20 Most Recent Gateway Desktop / Intel Core i3 Processor / 8GB Memory / 1TB Hard Drive (DX484011E) Questions & Answers


A couple of things spring to mind, but difficult not having the machine.

Upgrade to Windows 10 is automatic and your machine is trying to update and finding a problem. I would not load Windows 10 until Service Pack 1 comes out.

Also sounds if the processor is overheating. When you boot up, you can get into the BIOS, often by tapping Delete, or F10. There is usually a prompt onscreen during boot up. One of the screens in the BIOS tells you the processor temperature. If it rises over 60' you have a problem with cooling. The computer has a fail safe feature to save the processor by shutting down.

Gateway Desktop... | Answered on May 17, 2016


The problem may still be your audio. If you go into the bios and switch the audio off and the problem disappears then you will need a separate audio card in a PCI slot.

Gateway Desktop... | Answered on Feb 13, 2013


Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 32GB
Slots: 4
Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-14900 with a maximum of 16GB kit (8GBx2) per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

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Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.
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How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS.

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Gateway Desktop... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012


Hello, I am the technician that you be assisting you today. My name is Norman-Wynne Damstra.

Welcome to Fixya Jeffery.

Yes you are quite correct, your upgraded computer system is giving off a large amount of heat, that graphics upgrade is quite substantial.

See these off the shelf PC's from manufactures really don't take the computer gamer's needs into account with regards to cooling. Gaming gear gives off a whole bunch of heat and this heat as you have come to find needs to be expelled quite quickly for a stable and cool gaming computer system.

Here are two possible solutions for this problem:
Option 1.) Installing cooling into the side panel is the easiest, most effective way of cooling your computer's components. I would reccomend installing at least two 120mm fans. What you do is set the one so that the fans hub would sits directly above the CPU. This fan would therefore provide freash cool air from outside the chassis to your CPU cooler.
The second fan would be installed so that the hub sits slightly below the Circuit Board (PCB) of the Graphics card. This fan would therefore provide freash cool air from outside the chassis to your Graphics card. Be sure to check that the fan, once installed over the Graphics card clears the actual graphics card once the side panel is slid closed.
You will need to measure and drill 4 holes for each fan, and then cut out the metal in the middle for air to pass through the chassis side panel. One can buy 120mm fan grills to protect anything large from touching the fan blades, it also makes the mod look smart and finished off. They are bought in crome or black finish. Check your computer store.

Now that the intake is sorted your will need to work on a suitable spot to install exhaust fans. Some-times there is enough space around the rear 80mm fan to drill and fit a 120mm fan. Again you will need to drill 4 holes and cut away the middle of the chassis for the air to pass through the chassis. You will need to check if this option is available to you. Another exhaust option is the top of the chassis for natural convection currents (hot air rising), usually install either 1 or 2 120mm fans depending on the position of the Power Supply, as some are fitted on the top and others on the bottom.
Visit your local computer store for fan mounting; kits, ideas, available fan speeds and airflow rates, purchase fans.

Option 2.) Involves the purchase of a suitable gaming computer chassis. These would be better suited to your gaming setup/needs and have lot's of fan install points. You would want to get one, if you so choose that offers 120mm or 140mm fan mounting options. Usually offering in excess of 3 mounting points. Giving your computer components freash air, thereby decreasing tempreature, increasing performance, reliability and longevity.
There are lot of diffent sizes and styles available.

I would reccomend either Cooler Master 690 series or Corsair.

Take care!
Norman-Wynne Damstra

Gateway Desktop... | Answered on Nov 20, 2011


CMOS Checksum Error, and having to set the Date/Time repeatedly, generally points to a bad CMOS battery.
If it were I, I would replace the battery with a new one. However this is what I would do.

Your computer is still under warranty. Opening the computer case may void the warranty.
Therefore you may not come to the same decision that I would.

On the motherboard is a round flat battery about the size of a U.S. Nickle.
It's a type of watch battery. Generally a CR2032.

Example;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CR2032_battery

A CMOS battery will generally last from 4 to 7 years. Perhaps the CMOS battery installed in your Gateway is bad. Just a lemon that came from the battery factory.

The battery holder on the motherboard is rounded in shape to fit the battery, and has a metal clip inside. There are different styles of fastening used in the clip design, but generally a small tab of the clip is eased to the outside edge of the battery holder, thereby releasing the battery.

This article will 'shed more light' on the various styles of CMOS battery holders,

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/81

Proper procedure in order to replace the CMOS battery;

1) Unplug the computer from power.
[NOTE* Always unplug the power cord from the surge protector, and not from the computer's Power Supply. (Back of the computer) Unplugging from the Power Supply MAY cause a voltage spike. ]

2) Observe Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
ALWAYS relieve your body of Static BEFORE working on a computer.

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

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

3) Opening the computer case:
This is Gateway Support, and the Support Documents page for the Gateway DX4840 series of Desktop Computers,

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/desktop/2010/gateway/dx/dx4840/DX4840nv.shtml

I would like you to click on - Product Views.
Now click on Rear View.

Observing the rear of the computer look at the right side. Along the edge down towards the bottom is a screw. This screw is removed, then the Side Panel is pulled towards the rear of the computer.
(There is a raised portion, or hump, in the Side Panel for placing your fingers)

If your Gateway DX4840-11e desktop computer has an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, the CMOS battery is located down towards the bottom of the motherboard, and slightly to the right.

For additional questions, or clarification to what I have stated, please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Gateway Desktop... | Answered on May 08, 2011


do you have the sound set to surrond sound? What it sounds like is that it is trying to play through surrond speakers but you dont have them, which is why you can hear the music and not the actors voices. click with the right mouse button on the speaker in the bottom right of your screen, then click on sounds , now click on the playback tab in the sound window, click on the sound device shown and then click configure, choose stereo and choose two speakers. Continue to the end then try to play the video and see if you can now hear the voices. If you cant then you maybe missing codecs needed to play the audio correctly. Please state if this is a movie you have downloaded or a dvd film on disc etc

Gateway Desktop... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011


The 502 Bad Gateway error is an HTTP status code that means that one server on the internet received an invalid response from another server. 502 Bad Gateway errors are completely independent of your particular setup, meaning that you could see one in any browser, on any operating system, and on any device.

Re boot the computer and router then try again later.

Gateway... | Answered on Jul 06, 2020


A Payment Gateway is a middle-man that securely takes money from your customers and sends it to your bank account. ... Merchant securely transfers order information to the payment gateway. The transaction is then routed to the issuing bank or the 3D secure page to request transaction authentication.
https://www.quora.com/How-do-payment-gateways-work-technically

Gateway... | Answered on May 10, 2020


A 504 Gateway Timeout Error indicates that a web server attempting to load a page for you did not get a timely response from another server from which it requested information. It's called a 504 error because that's the HTTP status code that the web server uses to define that kind of error.
https://www.howtogeek.com/367129/what-is-a-504-gateway-timeout-error-and-how-can-i-fix-it/

Gateway... | Answered on Apr 15, 2020


it's easy to burn music into a cd
first make sure that your computer has a cd-r or cd-rw drive
second insert a blank cd-r or cd-rw into the drive
third find the music files you want to burn onto the cd
forth open my computer and start dragging the files onto the cd icon on my computer

once you have finished dragging your files open the cd on my computer and click on write files to cd,


Gateway... | Answered on Mar 31, 2020


You need to use blu ray software to play blu rays, i.e. PowerDVD 8 or later, as well you may need additional software such as AnyDVD to watch it.

Gateway... | Answered on Mar 12, 2020


Uninstall the media player,goto windows Market place and install windows media 11. its free and has all the new updates. Providing you have the correct system requirements. If not you can reinstall your old version at the same site and will probably have the required updates anyway.

Gateway... | Answered on Feb 14, 2020


On Internet Explorer to set home page as google.com, do the following steps:
  1. Press windows key + R
  2. Type "inetcpl.cpl" press enter
  3. In the homepage area of this window that appears.
    Replace it with "google.com"
  4. Click "apply" now close it.
  5. Internet Explorer should now open with google.com as long as you do not have malware on the computer.

How to set homepage as google.com on Google Chrome
http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/homepage/hp-chrome.html#instructions

How to set homepage as google.com on FireFox
  1. Launch Firefox
  2. Click the top left "Firefox" button
  3. Click "options"
  4. Locate "homepage" area
  5. Highlight and replace current home page with "google.com"

Gateway... | Answered on Jan 31, 2020


Is this a Gateway SK-9922 keyboard with PS/2 connection? This is an old product, at least 12 years old. I don't believe there is driver support for it in Win 10.

Gateway... | Answered on Oct 17, 2019


The Spaminator Sep 29, 2019
Hi gerald gouthro, we want to help you with your question, but we need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
Gateway is usually the router that connects to the Eastlink Cable Modem / NTU
Have you got a default gateway address on your computers ip address settings ?

Gateway... | Answered on Sep 29, 2019


Hi,

firstly, check the laptop charger/adapter, determine if its working or now. If the charger/adapter is working, then your laptop has developed a power problem.

You need the help of a computer expert to have it fixed.

Take care.

Gateway... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019

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