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Was seated fine and in the right slots. I came home and put my new corsair vengeance in exactly the same way and didnt have an issue... everything runs perfectly now
Then why did you try moving them like you clearly said?

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i thought it may have been a compatibility issue so i tried different configurations in the DIMM slots and about the third combination i tried, one of the sticks began to SMOKE!
I still think it's user error, especially considering you reseated them THREE times. If they were in the right slots seated properly, you would only need to mess with bios settings. Why didn't it start smoking the other two times you seated them? Because it was user error
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In order for that to happen thier had to be a short. If I was you I be looking to see. I had video card take out my motherboard and had to buy a new one "2 month old mobo ". After the smoker cleared.

I got my old motherboard out started to do some bench testing "parts" and this time my dfi motherboard was boot looping until the 4 turn on and then the video card took itself out along with pci-e slot.

A short in one part of your system can cuase other parts to fail. I'm no expert either. I hope it was just the ram and imo you was lucky that all that got burned up!!!!!!!

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Infact I still have the motherboard ga-p35-ds3p but the 24 pin hook up is toast but everything alse is fine anyone need it for parts???
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I've never seen smoke coming from ram in all my years doing this.
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First really sad thing. Even if it was an user error it still would be sad.

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I've never seen smoke coming from ram in all my years doing this.
Lame? You got to try harder!
Anyway the title is wrong. Where is the youtube link of the smoking RAM?
Some RAM stick smoking cigars --> zilion clicks on youtube!
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So you got a bad apple (hey it happens to all brands), and some 3rd party dealer gave you the run around? Yeah, no clue how you blame G.Skill over it?
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I'm pretty sure gskill has lifetime warranty, and i only use gskill and have had no problems. I put gskill ram in every computer i build for friends and after dozens of computers and dozens of sets of ram not one set was bad.
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was it umart or MSY?
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hey man that sucks but so far g.skill is awesome my pi series @ 1600 overclocks very nicely to 1800 with 6-8-6-24 timings its very nice ram sorry to hear you wont buy g.skill anymore
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Then why did you try moving them like you clearly said?



I still think it's user error, especially considering you reseated them THREE times. If they were in the right slots seated properly, you would only need to mess with bios settings. Why didn't it start smoking the other two times you seated them? Because it was user error
Jeesh, I'd rather buy ram I CAN RESEAT, does that cost extra?
+ Why didn't it start smoking: Maybe cause the first 2 times it nearly smoked, and the third time cooked it?

If I were in his situation, I'd feel the same. Not that G.Skill is a bad brand because of this, it seems many people had good experiences with RMA, which makes the company great on it's own.
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I'm going to guess you didn't change the BIOS settings from the original RAM did you? Some of the ripjaws have lower voltages than the others.
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