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Corsair h60 installation boofed my mobo...

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So I thought it would be fun to have a little project in between studying for finals as the h60 just came in at my local comp shop. I picked the sucker up and installed it super simple. Then I tried to boot and my computer just boot looped and did not even post. I checked all the connections and reseated the cpu and h60 as it was looping on the cpu light and nothing I could do would fix it.

Finally I was looking on the asus forums and someone that had the problem was told he might have a short. I looked for all possible places and saw that the bracket behind the mobo was a little off and was touching some a screw from the cpu socket in the back. I took a little electrical tape and put it in the middle of it and now the computer boots up just fine, but one of RAM slots is fried and I am forced to run both of my sticks in one channel to get 4GB.

What can I do now.... I really do not want to go through the hassle of an RMA and also I have wasted an entire day when I should be studying. Is there any hope for that RAM slot... anything I can do?
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Unfortuanetly, once components do fry, they're gone for good. The only thing you can really do here is RMA if you want to have your motherboard back to full functionality.

I'm quite surprised that this has happened, I'd never even heard of a backplate shorting out a motherboard before and certainly not something I would have checked for before installing the backplate. Really unfortuanate.

Hope the process goes smoothly and you have everything back to normal soon
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Yeah it is totally crazy... I am very upset and do not want the downtime of my computer required to rma a mobo. I think I might just deal with single channel ram... is it that much worse?
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Yeah it is totally crazy... I am very upset and do not want the downtime of my computer required to rma a mobo. I think I might just deal with single channel ram... is it that much worse?
Yeah, memory performs a fair bit better in dual channel over single channel. That said, you're not incredibly likely to notice it if you're not benching.

It will be annoying, but I still recommend you RMA your board for a couple of reasons. The first being that you will be able to once again utilise dual channel memory and add to your RAM if you wish to in the future and the other is for when/if you go to sell the board. Value will drop significantly with any board defects, which will be a major pain if you're trying to grab funds for an upgrade.

Just my 2c.
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Yeah, memory performs a fair bit better in dual channel over single channel. That said, you're not incredibly likely to notice it if you're not benching.

It will be annoying, but I still recommend you RMA your board for a couple of reasons. The first being that you will be able to once again utilise dual channel memory and add to your RAM if you wish to in the future and the other is for when/if you go to sell the board. Value will drop significantly with any board defects, which will be a major pain if you're trying to grab funds for an upgrade.

Just my 2c.
Yeah, I have around a year left on the warranty that asus provides, so when I have time I am going to rma it. I get 1 week off of school in a few days because I do spring semester and I want my pc to game my face off during that week

I will rma is some time... a few weeks without my gaming pc... sounds like hell!
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