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So, I turned on my pc today and got the message from the bios "CPU or Memory changed! etc" I booted up and windows is only detecting 6 out of 8gb.

Ive loaded up the Ballistix MOD utlitily and it is reporting temps, lights are still able to be changed and everything seems normal. The only thing i've noticed is that 2 of the letters in the part number have become question marks. The ram isn't overclocked and hasn't been for a good few months (just never got around to redoing the overclock)

Has the stick just died or is it something else?
    
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Have you tried re-seating your ram?
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post #3 of 5
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Yeah, I took out all sticks, and put them in one by one, and the one stick is dead, the pc wont boot with just that stick in. I've only got 4gb in at the moment, but i've noticed one of my other working sticks has also got problems with the part number, it has 2 question marks in the number, which weren't there before?

Has anyone else had their part number screw up? what does it mean?
    
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post #4 of 5
If you have an eraser on hand, give the contacts of the RAM stick a good rub on both sides, I've recovered countless "dead" sticks this way.

The stick is dying though, so I would recommend a replacement in the near future even if cleaning the oxidation off brings it back to life.

Edit: Typos
Edited by Noviets - 10/10/13 at 12:45pm
post #5 of 5
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Thanks for your reply, I'll try that out after work. Hopefully I can get one kit working and use 4GB of working stuff. Its frustrating that they have just stopped working, I didn't even overclock them! Oh well, I'll have to try looking at the warranty on them. Ballistix have a lifetime warranty, right?
    
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