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gateway perf 1300 wont boot up

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#1 kema00032


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:58 AM

I bought a second hand gateway performence 1300 computer ATXSTF manufactured in 2001. It only had 2 memory chips and a floppy drive. I added a hard drive and a cd-rom drive and a ethernet card. I doesnt have a place to plug in a monitor so i put a pci stealth 3d 2000 video card in it.
It looks like its in good condition but when i turn it on it beeps three times and then nothing. the cd-rom drive lights up and so does a light on the motherboard and i can hear the hard drive working. any ideas on what might be wrong?

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#2 rigacci



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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:59 AM

According to this white paper, the RAM should be suspect:


Check out whether it is Phoenix or AMI or Award BIOS as they are not the same.


Edited by rigacci, 12 May 2009 - 09:01 AM.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:46 PM

The gateway performence 1300 uses RDRAM which HAS to be installed in matched pairs.
Empty memory slots need to be populated with "crimms" [look like blank memory sticks. they are cotinuity inserts needed to complete the memory circuit].

Open the computer & see if all of the memory slots are populated.
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