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Windows 7: Killed a spider and lost 8 gigs of ram.

08 Sep 2012   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 
Killed a spider and lost 8 gigs of ram.

No I'm not crazy. I found a spider crawling on my tower so I smacked it with my hand a little harder than necessary I'm thinking. I didn't want the little guy making living quarters inside my tower. I found the problem that might help others. It jarred my ram loose. Tall ram heat sinks and a cooler. I remove the cooler and reseated the ram. Left the cooler off because I don't really need it. Now I got my 12 gig back and working.
So if you bump your tower or move it check your ram. Ram with tall heave heat sinks and a cooler I'm thinking was the problem. Told you I wasn't crazy. Did take a little time to figure out the problem.
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08 Sep 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You were lucky that you did not get a headcrash on the HDD(s).
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08 Sep 2012   #3
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

That would have been 1GB for each leg
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08 Sep 2012   #4
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
That would have been 1GB for each leg


Careful with that axe, Eugene ...
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08 Sep 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

One gig per leg. I guess I'm lucky their wasn't two spiders. I would be in ram debt. The thing I learned that tall heavy ram and heat sinks can vibrate loose when the tower gets a good jar.
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08 Sep 2012   #6
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Maybe it was trying to get on the Web...........Sorry, I will delete it Sorry!!
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08 Sep 2012   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote:
Told you I wasn't crazy.
Tell that to the spider!!!!!
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08 Sep 2012   #8
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Well at least it wasn't something like the power supply and then possibly burn out other stuff. That would suck LAWL
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08 Sep 2012   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Maybe it was trying to get on the Web...........Sorry, I will delete it Sorry!!
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