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Question About Memory Problems

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#1 Riley1983


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Posted 28 August 2010 - 01:20 AM

I was playing Mafia 2 when my computer shut off due to overheating I believe.
Then I tried to start it back up and it gave me a beep code which was one short beep and one long beep. I looked up the code (I am using phoenix bios) and it said it was a memory issue.
I took out one ram stick to see if it was maybe a bad memory stick and it started back up again.
I then decided to try to put back the one I just took out, I figure it might not have been put in properly and the computer booted up normally.
Should I take this as an indicator that my RAM is okay or could a stick still be broken?

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#2 caperjac


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Posted 28 August 2010 - 03:37 AM

Hello ,may have just need to be reseated ,gige it a check with memtest86,download the iso for windows and create a bootable disk .

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 03:57 AM

Yes, time will tell. Tarnished contacts are a known issue, which can be cleared up by removing and re-seating the memory as the contacts wipe across. If it stays good, you're in luck.

When DIMMs are removed, if the edge contacts don't appear shiny, they can be gently polished with a pencil eraser, or more correctly (but not many people would have one) a burnishing pencil.
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