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Dead RAM slot?

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Thread Starter 
Hello,
Since last night, I've been having problems with my computer. First, it crashed. Then, it wouldn't start back up. I have an ASUS mobo, and the MemOK! light kept flashing red, so I messed around with the RAM to find that the first slot doesn't look like it's working right, A1. At first I thought it was the RAM itself, but I moved it to B1/B2 and it looks like it's working fine. Is there some diagnostic tool to figure out if that slot is dead or as good as? And if that is the problem, how do I cash in the warranty? I can't find anything on the ASUS site except policy.

Thanks for your help!
post #2 of 3
You could try blowing out the RAM slot with a can of compressed air. I don't know of any software that can find out if a RAM slot is bad, but there is probably a hardware level test (using a multimeter) that could be done. Asus warranty info might be found at service.asus.com or support.asus.com
If the computer runs fine with the same sticks of RAM inserted in other slots, then the previous RAM slots probably are bad. You might try to re-seat the RAM sticks in A1 a couple times though, just in case it's because of a stuck pin or two.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 Northwood SL6PG Dimension 8100 HIS AGP HD4670 Samsung RDRAM (D die) {2GB} 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Seagate 7200.9 Seagate 7200.10 Samsung SH182M Yamaha CRW-F1e 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Scythe KM01 Scythe Katana III S-Flex 92mm 2500rpm x2 Kaze Jyu Slim 100mm 2000rpm 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Scythe 40mmx10mm Antec Spotcool XP Home Dell M781s 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell QuietKey Silencer MKII 750W Dell Dimension 8100 (Modified) Intellimouse Optical 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Altec Lansing 251 Vantec 18" round EIDE cable Belkin PCI 5 port USB 2.0 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Belkin 4 port Hub USB 2.0 Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Logitech Wingman Cordless RumblePad Saitek P2500 Rumble Force 
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Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'll try to mess around with the RAM in the previous slots. Later though; I'm happy enough to have it working
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