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Heres what happened: I bought some ram which is the exact same model of what I have now. I put it in, and snapped it into place, than the comp turned on and gave me a blue screen. I took it out and it broke, yep, that's right, it broke. Now, how do I check if everything else is ok? Like, if my other ram is still funcitoning properly, would I have gotten this far if there is a problem?
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post #2 of 9
Well, you can do a memtest86 and Prime95 blend test for 8 hours. If you pass both of those, you should be in good shape. I really wouldnt worry about it though.
post #3 of 9
it snapped? post a pic please
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post #4 of 9
It broke? what does that even mean?
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Thanks, I didn't get a blue screen when I started it with the normal 4 gb of ram. The gold/green part at the bottom came apart from the rest.
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoosePants View Post
Thanks, I didn't get a blue screen when I started it with the normal 4 gb of ram. The gold/green part at the bottom came apart from the rest.
the heatsink came off? did the chips come off too? I have no experience with mushkin
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post #7 of 9
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It came apart from the black area. I don't have a camera so I can't give you a pic. I doubt the store would take it back now though, after what I did ;(. There goes a good chunk of money!
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoosePants View Post
It came apart from the black area. I don't have a camera so I can't give you a pic. I doubt the store would take it back now though, after what I did ;(. There goes a good chunk of money!
no you are perfectly within your rights to return a product that does not meet quality standards, no questions asked. just tell them it broke uninstalling, make sure you get the message across that you know what you are talking about and you will have a refund or even go straight to mushkin
Edited by JY - 4/11/11 at 6:09pm
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post #9 of 9
to remove the ram did you just pull? or push the arms back then lift out the ram?

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