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Did I just burn out DIMM #3 & #4 ?

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Hey guys I've been fixing my up new Sandy Bridge setup and today I installed an oldheatsink. In the process of attaching and reattaching the motherboard I used the wrong PSU connector, a 4 pin, and fit it into the middle 4 pins on the 8 pin connector on the board. I hit power and got nothing and quickly found my mistake.

Now it all boots up fine and good.... as long as there are no memory modules in DIMM #3 or DIMM #4.
All 4 sticks of Ram work fine and i swapped them around but if a single stick is in either one of those 2 slots the computer will power on for a few seconds then shut off (NO post).

Did I burn the DIMMs? Is there anyway to get them back?
If yes, and no recovery is possible is it worth getting the board replaced or should I just live with single-channel 4gb of ram instead of 8gb dual channel? (I don't know that I really saw a great use of the 8gb anyway)

I-2500k SB on Gigabyte P67 UD3
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well its either the CPU or the motherboard that is stuffed unfortunately, with the 8-pin connector usually providing power for the CPU phases, either the memory controller on the CPU took the hit, or the DIMM's on the motherboard.

EDIT

If i were you test everything you can, RMA the motherboard and see if it works with the new board, if not then RMA the processor.
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the 8pin EPS12V connectors are meant to be backward compatible with 4pin 12V psu.
unless you jammed it in sideways....
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In the process of attaching and reattaching the motherboard I used the wrong PSU connector, a 4 pin, and fit it into the middle 4 pins on the 8 pin connector on the board.
He must of jammed it in wrong by accident, i once plugged the 4 pin in the motherboard correctly, but the pin actually came out of the connector and when i had been running it for weeks i noticed some burn marks. The whole connector had burn marks all around it and the 4pin was melted. easy common mistakes... you're not the only one heh
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Hey guys thanks for quick responses. Yah I didn't think I put it in wrong. Went in easy and all that.... but when I look back at it, I think I did put it in the middle which was the wrong spot.

The DIMMS have to be fried, I have no other explanation as to why I couldn't boot at all if using either one. I bought from microcenter 2 hrs. away so the whole RMA process will really suck. Thinking now of just living with 4gb single channel and forgoing RMA.

A very sad pain in the ass.
Edited by Nadim - 1/26/11 at 5:20am
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Hey guys thanks for quick responses. Yah I didn't think I put it in wrong. Went in easy and all that....

I even remember matching the squares in the middle lol. But I think the DIMMS have to be fried, I have no other explanation as to why I couldn't boot at all if using either one.

I bought from microcenter 2 hrs. away so the whole RMA process will really suck. Thinking now of just living with 4gb single channel.
isnt it meant to go to the top/left or whatever not in the middle? actually yer it goes to the top not in the middle
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could just be an unlucky coincidence. try to RMA the board
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How much performance am I giving up if I decide to forgo the RMA process?

The computer seems plenty fast at single channel, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot later seeing as I just upgraded.

Any good comparisons with single and dual channel on Sandy Bridge?
post #9 of 12
this thread is epic lulz.
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Lol screw you . It could happen to anyone! I was in a rush omw to the gym.
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