Long Continuous beep on start up

richardperazzo

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Feb 20, 2013
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Hello,
I have a gateway FX-6800-03h Desktop. It is about 5yrs old. I am running win 7 on a i7-920 w/9gb of ram and an old ATI 4870. Other than replacing the power supply about 2yrs ago it has been running flawlessly.
It has been shut down for about a week and when I started it up this morning I get a long beep. The only way to stop it is to shut off the power supply.
Any help I can get identifying this would be great.
 

phil22

Dignified
Almost certainly a RAM problem.
Make sure the modules are properly seated.

If the problem persists, test each RAM module separately with Memtest86+.
Download ISO and create a CD from it with IMGBurn:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_imgburn/

Boot your Gateway from that CD and the RAM testing will start automatically and continues to run until you stop it with the ESC key. Let it run for 4 passes on each module, although any errors will be found usually in the first three passes.

(you can only test each module separately by having only one module installed at a time).
 

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