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Fried memory slot, help

By razanspartan
Jun 2, 2009
  1. HEY GUYS!!!! GREETINGS!!!
    i just joined earlier today, im seriously in need of help..
    my friend ask me to fix his pc...i tried to replace the memory with 2 512mb ddr with his original memory 128mb and a 256mb of ram...just then when replacing it and turning it on ...i heard a huge "beep!".. then i immediately shut the pc down...then when i check it up...i saw i "black spot" on one of the memory slot..i figured it out its fried up....luckily the mobo has two memory slot , only one of the slot had been fried....i replaced the two 512mb with the original ones...the problems now is that.....the pc is kinda slow in starting up showing the bios..and showing a "blue error screen" after and sometimes restarting over and over again..
    i really need your help guys... really really need it...
    im counting on this site for any help you can give..
    thanks..!!


    raj, philippines
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You not only fried the memory slot, you have damaged the motherboard
     
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    Yup i would also agree that your motherboard is fried. Or as a last resort try reinstalling the bios maybe??

    Did you fit the correct memory? ive never heard of a bad memory installation burning out the motherboard.
     
  4. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    How did you manage to fry the Motherboard, by installing Ram?
     
  5. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 660

    Static?

    Have had a friend do that actually, unluckily
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    " I've never heard of a bad memory installation burning out the motherboard"...

    Sometimes a novice computer builder will install DDR memory backwards, or not fully seated. When the power is turned on, the unseated memory sends a spark that arcs to the motherboard... damaging the motherboard
     
  7. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 660

    Forgive me for my ignorance, but can't you only install RAM one way? Unless you use a hammer to get it in the slot

    It doesn't fit due to the split?
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    A more likely scenario is having the DIMM crooked in the slot, and causing a RAM terminal to bridge 2 terminals in the mobo socket.

    As much as I'm loathe to admit it, (even to myself), I fried a video card by yanking it out crooked with the power on, after that "slick" maneuver, all I got was blue out of the primary output.
     
  9. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 660

    Thanks for the explanation :)
     
  10. razanspartan

    razanspartan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks anyway guys... but its already done... already fix it!!!!
    eventhough i recieved comments not " HELP!"

    \/n...
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So razanspartan,
    what did you do to fix it?
     
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