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    Get up in the morning, turn on my desktop, get 3 deeps from the box (1 deep 1 second long).
    I contacted Gateway support, told what is the problem they offered to take out the rams and in 5 minutes later put it back, did that got same problem.
    Later they said rams probably are bad that I should buy new rams.
    Before I will buy new rams is something else that I should try.

    Gateway 825GM
    Intel Pentium 4
    2 rams PC3200 DDR by 512
    (if you need something else say it)
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    Here's a step-by-step instruction for using Memtest 3.3 (it's free). Follow instructions and see what the report indicates. http://www.ghacks.net/2007/07/26/how...am-for-errors/

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    You can also see if it will boot with just 1 stick of ram. If it doesn't boot with one, try the other 1. Charlie

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    I did try to put rams back by 1, did one more time just encase.
    Downloaded and burned the CD, but when I turn my PC I even do not get BIOS windows (monitor does not start).
    Def anally will try Memtest 3.3 when will have new ram.
    How rams get bad anyways?
    Information is to share not just erase and burn

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    DexterPC,

    When handling ram you need to be carefull it can easily be ruined and or damaged from static electricity so touch metal like a door knob to remove any charge on your hands before touching it and put it in its slot with the least amount of handling.

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