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Hey..

It seems that I unfortunately for the first time In my life I have broken a memory module accidentally.

One of these http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=278 its a 2GB module in a kit of 2.

The glue / tape had melted in such a way that the module was very strongly held in place, while I did remove it carefully It seems I used too much force.

There are no visual marks or signs of damage, the module simply wont post alone, together with another module, the machine will post but the extra ram from this module is unusable.


Does anyone have any suggestions what to do with the module before I throw it to the trash or attempt to sell as faulty for a dollar or two.


The reason why I removed the heatspreader was its size, I had previously done this to another module since I could not install it into the socket due to its size and the size of my cpu coolder (silver arrow) The other module had no problems with its heatspreader being removed and replaced with a low profile one, this one having already been used for over a year had melted the glue / tape which now resulted in its failure.

Any suggestions?
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Hey..
It seems that I unfortunately for the first time In my life I have broken a memory module accidentally.
One of these http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=278 its a 2GB module in a kit of 2.
The glue / tape had melted in such a way that the module was very strongly held in place, while I did remove it carefully It seems I used too much force.
There are no visual marks or signs of damage, the module simply wont post alone, together with another module, the machine will post but the extra ram from this module is unusable.
Does anyone have any suggestions what to do with the module before I throw it to the trash or attempt to sell as faulty for a dollar or two.
The reason why I removed the heatspreader was its size, I had previously done this to another module since I could not install it into the socket due to its size and the size of my cpu coolder (silver arrow) The other module had no problems with its heatspreader being removed and replaced with a low profile one, this one having already been used for over a year had melted the glue / tape which now resulted in its failure.
Any suggestions?

Potentially RMA?
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Originally Posted by Kolmain View Post

Potentially RMA?

By unscrewing the 2 screws on the headspreader I knew I was voiding the warranty when I removed the Warranty void stickers.

I seem to have few options

1. live with 6GB
2. buy another set for 49 (its the only one left in the shop and this model is discontinued)
3. Sell the 3 modules, throw the broken one to trash, get a entire new set of ram 16GB
4. attempt to somehow fix the broken module
Edited by EkseF - 12/12/12 at 1:06pm
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Originally Posted by EkseF View Post

By unscrewing the 2 screws on the headspreader I knew I was voiding the warranty when I removed the Warranty void stickers.
I seem to have few options
1. live with 6GB
2. buy another set for 49 (its the only one left in the shop and this model is discontinued)
3. Sell the 3 modules, throw the broken one to trash, get a entire new set of ram 16GB
4. attempt to somehow fix the broken module

I don't know how experienced you are but you may want to just sell 'em and get a new set mellowsmiley.gif
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Yeah it definitely seems that buying another set for 49 is not really worth it. When I could get G.skill ares low profile set 16GB for around 90 euro.

Of course I can put the module back into its heatspreader, and put the void stickers back into the spots they where at, but the tape on the inside of the heatspreader is gone.

so if I where to RMA it, they would definitely notice that the module (modules) have been tampered with (heatspreader removed)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EkseF View Post

Yeah it definitely seems that buying another set for 49 is not really worth it. When I could get G.skill ares low profile set 16GB for around 90 euro.
Of course I can put the module back into its heatspreader, and put the void stickers back into the spots they where at, but the tape on the inside of the heatspreader is gone.
so if I where to RMA it, they would definitely notice that the module (modules) have been tampered with (heatspreader removed)

Sell it and recoup your losses sad-smiley-002.gif
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I'd try to RMA it, buy new sticks meanwhile if you can't wait and sell the old ones whatever the outcome of the RMA is.
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