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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