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I'm posting this on behalf of my friend.

My friend was testing his roommate's DDR2 in his own Gigabyte UD3H mobo, which only supports DDR3. He said he didn't feel the click that you usually feel when you install RAM. He turned the computer on and nothing showed on the screen. When I found out, I told him to stick 1 module of the original DDR3 into one of the unused slots. Still nothing on the screen. Tried removing CMOS battery and clearing with the jumper. Still nothing. The monitor is hooked up to the motherboard's IGP via DVI. Tried installing a 4850 and hooking it up to that instead. Same thing. Also tried reinstalling the CPU to no avail.

My guess is that the motherboard was fried and needs to be RMA'd. I just wanted some more opinions. Could the CPU (Phenom II 965) also have been fried?
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You will probably need a new MB.
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I'm sorry, but this is kind of funny. It was a friends setup though, right? I would try a few more reseats of the RAM, DDR3 RAM, and maybe a couple more CMOS clears. Other than that, tell your buddy he should probably pay for a new board. I am pretty sure that won't be covered by RMA, shoving DDR2 into a DDR3 board. And quite unethical to pass it off as anything less.
     
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The CPU is probably toast since the memory controller is built into the processor.
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How did you even get DDR2 into DDR3 slot?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH;12615339 
Lolwat
How did you even get DDR2 into DDR3 slot?
ram-ddr-ddr2-ddr3-cm-measurement-difference.jpg

This lol
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He probably didn't clip the DDR2 in all the way. That's why it didn't click. You guys really think the CPU is toast too?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH;12615339 
Lolwat
How did you even get DDR2 into DDR3 slot?
ram-ddr-ddr2-ddr3-cm-measurement-difference.jpg

Flip the DDR2 module around and I'm sure the notches come close to matching.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r;12615436 
Flip the DDR2 module around and I'm sure the notches come close to matching.

Still a centimeter off.
    
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New MB time.
I've had people come into the shop saying "it wouldn't fit but it did after I crammed it in there HARD. Why did it start smoking afterward?"

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If it doesn't fit with a light to moderate amount of force, abort mission.
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