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Windows 7: Is it possible that my ram is frying the motherboard?

24 Oct 2017   #11
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

All: Thanks for sharing your experiences with different brands of memory.

Myself, if I can find memory dirt-cheap on Ebay, I usually go with that. I figure, if it's bad, and I paid only $5 or $10 for it, I didn't lose much. Most of the time, it is good.


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24 Oct 2017   #12
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
All: Thanks for sharing your experiences with different brands of memory.

Myself, if I can find memory dirt-cheap on Ebay, I usually go with that. I figure, if it's bad, and I paid only $5 or $10 for it, I didn't lose much. Most of the time, it is good.
I spent most of my professional life working on things that absolutely HAD to work 100% perfect or they were 100% wrong and had to be fixed.
So whether I'm working on granny's little home PC, a cash register in a Bar, or a Mainframe Computer that does the payroll for 10,000 county employees, I strive for perfection.

Taking a chance on ram memory from Ebay just doesn't cut it for me. Sorry about that.

I use the same desire for excellence when I advise someone on an Internet Forum, because I know that every word I post, will be read by people all over the world.

Cheers Mate
TechnoMage
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25 Oct 2017   #13
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

TM:

I certainly understand you motive for wanting perfect RAM. I have often used that approach when obtaining RAM for my computers. But I have also gone the Ebay route, and I usually get good memory that way.

There is always value in looking at things from a totally different perspective; that's why I threw that out there.

Jim
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27 Oct 2017   #14
mulic3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

If I connect the 8GB ram and run a memtest, will it let me know if there's any indication that the ram is harming the motherboard? I still think it was probably a bad installation by the technician.
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27 Oct 2017   #15
mulic3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
You really had me going, till you said 'Kingston ram'. Notoriously, they buy second grade ram from major ram makers and put them on their own boards. They might work OK at first and then either die or cause other problems later on.

So the best advise I, as a 30+ year computer tech, can give you is Toss that Kingston ram in the garbage where it belongs. Then go to Crucial US | DRAM, Solid State Drive (SSD) Memory Upgrades and take their ram test. The test will tell them what PC you have and they can recommend the correct ram for that PC. You can even buy the correct ram right there from their web page. I do that all the time, for my customers that want an upgrade or are having ram problems. Crucial uses only the finest ram that money can buy, and they will give you a lifetime warranty.

Cheers Mate!
TechnoMage

PS: OH, and when you see colored bars or wild pixels on your screen, and your PC is using part of its main ram as Video Ram, the problem is in the ram itself, not in the motherboard.
Thanks for your response! Indeed the colored stripes appeared while the 8gb kingston was inside and afterwards the display became black, but it remained black even after I replaced the 8gb ram with the original 4gb ram. The Motherboard was replaced and now everything is fine, but as I said, I'm worried about putting the 8gb inside, even though it might be ok. Will a windows memory diagnostic tell me if the memory is faulty and might be damaging the motherboard, or is it too dangerous to try?
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27 Oct 2017   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Just to remind:
- When managing memory ALWAYS disconnect the Power cord from the wall. On Laptops, must also take the battery.
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