no post, no beep codes, no video.

hi people, here's the story:

Old Dell Dimension XPS R450

i press power, fans spin, lights go on, no video, no beep codes, no post.

i reseat ram in every imaginable config including removing all but one (alternating), alternating dimm sockets (3 sticks, 2 matched, and 1 added all pc100) no luck - same thing.

when i remove ram i get this beep post:
1 - 3 - 3 - 1 Memory defective or not present Reseat the memory modules

the pc had started recently, have all 3 mem modules gone bad?

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