Solved Dell XPS 3 beeps on startup problem solved.

Dell Studio xps desktop with intel core...
May 27, 2016 at 21:31:25
Specs: Windows Vista Ultimate, i7 CPU / 4G ram
I had the exact same problem for over a year, where sometimes it would work and other timese the 3 beeps with the yellow flashing.
When the PC did start every now and again it would also freeze and nothing would work, when I rebooted the 3 beeps come back.
I cleaned the fans and dust bunnies and it worked for a while. Then it stopped again, then I found the battery was flat, which I replaced and it worked once then stopped on the next reboot, so after looking at this post and found that it is NOT a Mothorboard problem but actually a RAM memory contact problem and after cleaning the points of each RAM chip with a pensil rubber and whipping it clean it was very dirty / Green carosive grime that was removed.
As soon as I did this the PC started normally, and then I rebooted again and all is well. Best advise I have read so far.

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May 27, 2016 at 22:35:27
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Glad you got it working thanks for letting us know. This could definitely help someone else with a similar problem.

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May 28, 2016 at 03:59:21
Useful tip and reminder too re' not to forget RAM (contacts) when troubleshooting...


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