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Heatsink came off ?

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So under windows, my ram was listing as 4gb installed, when I had 8gb. I was going to swap my ram placement..and the heatsink came off like it wasnt even glued..is this a problem? should I RMA? its a first for me
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Most memory heatsinks are more for looks than anything, of course it shouldn't just fall off, but i highly doubt that a detached or a heatsink that wasn't attached properly was the cause of the failure unless you had it heavily overclocked, overvolted, etc.
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nope, I dont touch/play/tweak my RAM at all..Should I get these sticks RMA'd though?and pick up new sticks at my local store? or just run with them for a bit longer
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post #4 of 4
Many RAM heatsinks use spring tension to hold them in place. Some are also glued. You might want to contact the mfg. if it's a reputable brand that provides e-mail Tech Support. You might also desire to run Memtest86+ from a floppy, CD or flash drive before contacting the mfg. to be sure both DIMMs are good.
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