November 17th, 2008, 09:18 AM #1
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Today I got some new RAM chips for my PC and everything worked fine. My dad however walked of with my old RAM chip and placed it in his PC to "upgrade" it.
He turned the PC on and it wouldn't work. So he turned it off and removed the new chip and see if it would work if put back to its original state. He then switched his PC back on and nothing happened, then he had a burning smell.
We took a look inside and I cant find anything that looks burnt. My dad thinks his mother board is screwed, when we actually compared the RAM chip with his old RAM chips they look totally different. So basically the RAM wasn't compatible.
Would this be a broken motherboard?
November 17th, 2008, 10:33 AM #2
Did you look inside the ram slots and on the ram chips for burnt marks?The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.
November 17th, 2008, 11:09 AM #3
Your PSU might have gone. Cheap PSUs often found in pre-built systems have a tendency to do that.
Not to say your ram overloaded it though, just that by tinkering with it you may have caused a short somewhere.i5 3750 | ASUS P75 | GTX560Ti | 8gb Corsair Vengence
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