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Memory Melted!

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#1 image


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:48 PM


I was monkeying around with an old machine somebody gave me.
Before I plug the machine in for the first time I decided to open it up
look around I also removed two stick of SD Pc 133 then reinserted them back into the machine.

The Pc is a AMD 1ghz with two different types of SD RAM(an older one)

But soon as I turn it on I smelled burning (also no picture on screen).
I quickly turn it off and check the RAM One because it was the last thing I touched and two no picture on screen gave me the biggest clue it was the RAM.

Funny thing only one stick melted, It was so hot the SPEC stickers on the DIMM sticks were melted to the DIMM.

My question is Does anybody know why this could of happened?

I removed that stick and the PC booted up.

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#2 Platypus


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:02 PM

Probably either the DIMM not correctly seated back into the slot, or the slot contacts suffering some damage (or combination of both). Either way, not all the necessary connections being made causes current to flow in a wrong path, burning up a chip or chips. If it was just the DIMM mis-fitted, another stick of PC133 should work normally in that slot. If the slot is faulty, it could also damage any other DIMM fitted to it.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:32 PM

Take one memory off from the computer and see if the computer still boots.

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