Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED
Isn't there a risk presented of damaging the RAM or any other parts of the system?
The one word answer to your question is: YES.
I am an electrical engineer who during his working career worked for computer manufacturers.
Personally, even exercising certain precautions, this should only be considered as an emergency approach.
I thoroughly expect others, who have not electrically stress tested memories to chime in and say that thev never had any bad experiences. Chips can be "damaged" without failing immediately or even in the next few months.
I defy you to find one computer manufacturer who would suggest "hot" removal or "hot" insertion in everyday computers.