bad cpu damages memory?

Discussion in 'ECS' started by lew alcindor, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. lew alcindor

    lew alcindor Guest

    Replaced a k7s5a pro/xp2200 combo with another combo (this time with an
    xp1800). Decided to try the old cpu in the mobo. It booted fine, installed
    windoze, but was flakey. Put the new cpu in and same thing. Checked the
    two dimms and one has what looks like burns on several gold contacts.
    Pulled that one out and problem solved. My question is can a bad cpu cause
    such a thing? I'd like to run the faster cpu, but don't want to keep
    trashing ram (seen the prices lately). Thanks for any info you can give.
    lew alcindor, Aug 3, 2003
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  2. lew alcindor

    Gonzo Guest

    Your CPU is not to blame. I did this to one of my DIMMS myself. It is
    caused when the DIMM is not seated properly. It either was loose in it
    socket or you hit it with your hand or something happened to make the DIMMS
    loose and / or crooked enough to ark electricity.

    FWIW, my burned DIMM worked in another board just fine as the contacts in
    the other board were larger or longer. I was lucky though. Best to live
    and learn and chunk the DIMM. They are cheap now days anyway.
    Gonzo, Aug 3, 2003
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    kb Guest

    Thanks Man!!!

    Kinda figured that.

    This DIMM unfortunately is toast. The gold contact is completely gone on
    two points. Too bad ram jumped up recently. Could have bought 512 for $40
    a month or so ago from Crucial.
    kb, Aug 3, 2003
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    Frank Guest

    Just picked up 2 new 512MB DDR PC2100 Crucial (CT6464Z265) sticks
    Friday for $39.99 each after rebates from Best Buy.
    Win2K Pro seems quite happy with a 1 Gig of memory.
    As you say it's been on the way up again, and I just couldn't resist.
    Memory maxed, now for a 266Mhz version of the XP2600+ :^)

    Frank, Aug 5, 2003
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