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Old 04-06-2014, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

I'm kind of a noob at these things, but I was trying my RAM in different slots and I accidentally put one in backwards without realizing and as I turned it on I noticed smoke and turned the power off straight away.

The RAM stick has one gold line burned (Still works though) and the RAM slot has a tiny burn on it too (see pictures)

I read somewhere that it can burn out the whole mobo, is that true?

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Old 04-06-2014, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: RAM slot burned after placing it backwards

How did you manage to install the stick backwards? It shouldn't fit in the socket like that, well you would need quite a bit of brutal force to cramp it in. Does your computer still work?
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Brutal force I guess :P Yeah everything works fine.
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