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Solved: Memory fried??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sunnyeagle, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. sunnyeagle

    sunnyeagle Thread Starter

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    I was upgrading an older computer with new BIOSTAR P4M900M4 motherboard. I installed 1gig of memory and every ran fine. But I thought the memory was bad, because it was not reading the full gig. I RMA memory and cross ship the memory. When I got the new memory, realize the on board video was causing the memory not to read the full gig. (I usually have video card installed.) I thought before I sent back the other memory I would try to see if it would run dual channel (real close to being the same). When I stuck it in, that was the end to the motherboard. Did not smell very good and the on board will not let me get to any thing after 20 seconds (after I pulled the second stick).
    I have another motherboard coming, but my main concern is the memory still good??
    I sent the one stick back but the new one I still have. If it did get damage, will it damage the motherboard if I try it out?
     
  2. EnfoToad

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    Hey!

    I would suggest that you don't take the risk and send it back to the company that you bought it from with the warranty or satisfaction note. From what you described I would be scared to put it in my brand new motherboard.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. sunnyeagle

    sunnyeagle Thread Starter

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    I was hoping to get an answer to my problem a little sooner. I did search all over for someone had the same problem, but no luck. I just figure if the memory was no good how much more damage could it do to the motherboard. I did already get another board and took a chance to see if memory was still any good. I have the system all back together and up running. The memory was still good, but I did send the second stick back. Thanks for a reply.
     
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