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I did try HWINFO, it's just not in the screenshots. After several days of the computer running, playing video games and watching HD movies and such, there have been no problems at all. The ram barely feels warm to the touch either.

If that much voltage was going through the chip, I would think they would get quite a bit hot....devil.gif

It's a 2GB chip, so, if it does blow, i'll look into it a little further by probing with a multimeter (I would have to find a tested method for this before attempting it)
post #12 of 22
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It's a 2GB chip, so, if it does blow, i'll look into it a little further by probing with a multimeter (I would have to find a tested method for this before attempting it)
I'd be really, really surprised if it was a 2GB chip because that's probably twice the size of any DDR3 chip available. Do you instead mean 2Gb? How many chips are on each module?

DDR2 and DDR3 DIMM sockets are fairly easy and safe to measure because they have those tiny rectangular holes next to the slots (you can seen the socket contacts in them move when you insert or remove a DIMM). But you will need something thin enough to slip into those holes, like needle-tipped meter probes, thin bare solid wire, or a needle.
post #13 of 22
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Metric and jedec are specified as GB and iec is GiB however only metric specifies multiples of 1000, and of course bits are specified as Gbit in all 3 standards, so I dont know what your saying about how it is twice the size of anything available. Memory is always advertised in myltiples of bytes.

I domt have probes thin enough to test them as of yet, so I will have to wait.
post #14 of 22
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I'd be really, really surprised if it was a 2GB chip because that's probably twice the size of any DDR3 chip available. Do you instead mean 2Gb? How many chips are on each module?
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Originally Posted by Mildaine View Post

Metric and jedec are specified as GB and iec is GiB however only metric specifies multiples of 1000, and of course bits are specified as Gbit in all 3 standards, so I dont know what your saying about how it is twice the size of anything available. Memory is always advertised in myltiples of bytes.

I don't have probes thin enough to test them as of yet, so I will have to wait.
You can take some stranded wire, remove a single strand, and wrap that strand several times around the positive meter tip to get something that will fit through those tiny rectangular holes in the DIMM socket

2GB is 8x as much as 2Gb.

post #15 of 22
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I did try HWINFO, it's just not in the screenshots. After several days of the computer running, playing video games and watching HD movies and such, there have been no problems at all. The ram barely feels warm to the touch either.

If that much voltage was going through the chip, I would think they would get quite a bit hot....devil.gif

It's a 2GB chip, so, if it does blow, i'll look into it a little further by probing with a multimeter (I would have to find a tested method for this before attempting it)

 

Did you touch your memory modules while gaming? Which games were you testing? How much memory was being used?

 

Even so, I think a better test would be running Prime95's Blend test. The memory should feel warmer while running that. However, if it's blazing hot and feels like it would burn you, then you know that you're seeing the actual voltage.

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post #16 of 22
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You can take some stranded wire, remove a single strand, and wrap that strand several times around the positive meter tip to get something that will fit through those tiny rectangular holes in the DIMM socket

2GB is 8x as much as 2Gb.


That sounds like a good idea, i'll have to experiment with that to see how it works out.

Memory is not described in bits in terms of it's total capacity. However, individual chips on the memory itself are measured in bits. Retail computer stores and such never advertise memory to by "2 Gigabits" of memory when for sale, because that would only be 256 "Megabytes" of memory. 8 bits equals 1 byte, and 1 Gigabit equals 128 Megabytes.
post #17 of 22
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It's a 2GB chip,
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I'd be really, really surprised if it was a 2GB chip because that's probably twice the size of any DDR3 chip available. Do you instead mean 2Gb? How many chips are on each module?
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Memory is not described in bits in terms of it's total capacity. However, individual chips on the memory itself are measured in bits. Retail computer stores and such never advertise memory to by "2 Gigabits" of memory when for sale, because that would only be 256 "Megabytes" of memory. 8 bits equals 1 byte, and 1 Gigabit equals 128 Megabytes.
It depends on whether the memory is a single chip or a whole module, and it's common for individual memory chips to be described in bits in term of its total capacity because the chips are not always made in byte-wide (8 bits) word width, and Micron lists widths of 4, 8, and 16 bits Micron DDR3 DRAM catalog.

A whole module is never described as a "chip", and I don't know of any 2GB DRAM chip; the biggest available now seems to be 1GB.
post #18 of 22
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It depends on whether the memory is a single chip or a whole module, and it's common for individual memory chips to be described in bits in term of its total capacity because the chips are not always made in byte-wide (8 bits) word width, and Micron lists widths of 4, 8, and 16 bits Micron DDR3 DRAM catalog.

A whole module is never described as a "chip", and I don't know of any 2GB DRAM chip; the biggest available now seems to be 1GB.

okay..... so I made a terminology error. I'll correct myself here : "it's a 2GB module".
post #19 of 22
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It would be nice to see if anyone else has this board. I am curious if anyone else is having the same problem as me
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It would also be nice to have my question answered. :)

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