Replacing DDR slot on new M/B.
I recently bought an MSI 865PE Neo2-P motherboard.
When installing the RAM, one of the 184 conductors became detached from the chip and when I powered it up that slot shorted. Filled the remaining slots with RAM in every conceivable combination, one by one=no boot, so I figured the board was stuffed.
I was thinking about it again tonight and decided to have a look at the underside of the board to see if the slot could be replaced and found six pins that look to be holding the RAM slot in, question is, can it really be that easy to replace the slot ?
Is there anything I need to be ultra careful with ? I do not have an old M/B to experiment with, I thought it maybe wise to ask the question before proceeding to buy a new slot.
Any advise would be very much appreciated.
Cheers from downunder.