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I get 3 beeps and no video on my gateway desktop

\015 I tried adding new ram cpu was shut down and i forgot to unplug and now i have 3 beeps and no video how do i fix this? any info would be greatly appreciated. my cpu is a gateway model #. mfatxstl 500s and serial # 0025409714\015

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Ok, You tried to add Ram and a CPU? You need to isolate which of these is the problem. First unplug the system and put a grounding ********. Remove both the Ram you installed and the CPU, Remove the CPU only if you replaced it. RE-install the CPU making sure it is completely seated and install the old ram if it was working. Boot the machine. If the machine boots, Power it down and unplug the machine and replace the ram with the new ram. Again, make sure you have teh ram properly seated and that it is of the correct type. Boot the machine. If you still have the same problem there is a problem with the ram you are using. Either it is of the wrong type or too large for the machine to use.
The beeps usually meen that the memory is either incorrect or not inserted correctly. Try removing the new memory and go back to the original configuration. Though not recommended, putting the memory in while still plugged up should not be the problem.
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