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Old 08-02-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy RAM Problems ?


So i have a motherboard with 4 DDR2 RAM Ports, 3 of them had recently stopped working for an unexplained reason , now only one of them work,
is there any known fix for this kind of problem, or is there any way i can repair this / enable it to start working again, please help

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Old 08-02-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: RAM Problems ?

Dust. Clean the slots.

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Old 08-02-2010, 04:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: RAM Problems ?

Not necessarily. If nothing has changed, and you haven't pulled the memory out of the slots recently, and if dusting doesn't help, then it's likely that a signal chip or something on a module failed for some reason. If you swap the sticks out and run the system with just one at a time, you can usually isolate which DIMM it is that is the culprit. From there, it's just a matter of contacting the memory maker and asking if you're under warranty and then getting a replacement.

I just built a computer at work and the memory came in a triple pack - 1 of the included DIMMs was bad, it would show up in monitoring software like Everest and CPUZ, but the BIOS & Windows said it wasn't there. Turned out to be a bad signal chip, and I sent it back & got a replacement DIMM. It happens.
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