Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
seth125

Fix a misplaces DIMM

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi. I removed the DIMMs of my system for regular maintenance, but when placing it back I accidentally pressed the onboard ON switch right beside the memory slots and the system switched on before I securely attached the memory to the slot. I know it was idiotic for me not to disconnect the power before but hey, overconfidence happens to de best of us, right?

 

anyway now I can't make the motherboard to run with that dimm connected. If placed it will detect there's a problem and won't boot until removed.

 

is there a way to fix that DIMM? Thanks

Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems like something you've done messed up the slot. Try other RAM modules in there and try the one you were attempting to put in the now broken slot into another slot to see which of the two is broken. 


Main System: Phobos

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (8C/16T), ASRock B450 Steel Legend, 16GB G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000MHz, AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB (XFX), 960GB Crucial M500, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations/macOS Catalina

 

Secondary System: Not yet named

Intel Core i7-2600 (4C/8T), ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3, 16GB GEIL Enhance Corsa DDR3 1600MHz, Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB, 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU650, Windows 10 Pro

Link to post
Share on other sites

And this is why you should always switch off the PSU when doing hardware work on the PC...


Skynet: MacBook Pro Late 2016 Space Gray | i7-6820HQ 2.7 GHz | 16 GB LPDDR3 | Radeon Pro 455 2048 MB | 512 GB NVMe SSD | 15" 2880x1800

HAL9000: Intel i5-9600k | Cryorig M9 | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 MHz | Gigabyte Z390I AORUS PRO WIFI | MSI GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk X | 1 TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus + 1 TB Crucial MX500 + 256 GB Samsung 850 Pro | Corsair TX650M | NZXT H210i | LG 34UM95 34" 3440x1440

Hydrogen server: Xeon E5-2675 v3 | Cooler Master Hyper 212X | 64 GB Kingston/Samsung DDR4 ECC | Asus Z10PA-D8 | Corsair HX1000 | 256 GB Samsung 850 Evo + 3x 3 TB WD Red + 2 TB Seagate | Fractal Design Define R5 | unRAID 6.7.0

Carbon server: Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX100 S7p | Xeon E3-1230 v2 | 16 GB DDR3 ECC | 60 GB Corsair SSD & 250 GB Samsung 850 Pro | Intel i340-T4 | ESXi 6.5.1

Big Mac cluster: 2x Raspberry Pi 2 Model B | 1x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B | 2x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Jamiec1130 said:

Seems like something you've done messed up the slot. Try other RAM modules in there and try the one you were attempting to put in the now broken slot into another slot to see which of the two is broken. 

Thanks for replying. Already did that. The problem is not the slot but the memory itself. I can put any other module in any slot and will work, but that particular memory wherever I place it won't work. 

 

58 minutes ago, jj9987 said:

And this is why you should always switch off the PSU when doing hardware work on the PC...

I know now. I'm not a newbie, and I always make sure it is disconnected but reciently my motherboard's been failing so I constantly need to do the same and didn't notice I miss that step

Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, seth125 said:

Thanks for replying. Already did that. The problem is not the slot but the memory itself. I can put any other module in any slot and will work, but that particular memory wherever I place it won't work. 

Then it seems that your memory module is dead. I would just replace it. 


Main System: Phobos

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (8C/16T), ASRock B450 Steel Legend, 16GB G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000MHz, AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB (XFX), 960GB Crucial M500, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations/macOS Catalina

 

Secondary System: Not yet named

Intel Core i7-2600 (4C/8T), ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3, 16GB GEIL Enhance Corsa DDR3 1600MHz, Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB, 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU650, Windows 10 Pro

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
41 minutes ago, Jamiec1130 said:

Then it seems that your memory module is dead. I would just replace it. 

yeah. in my particular case replacing it is not an option. I want to go farther. Is it possible to fix a dead memory

Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, seth125 said:

yeah. in my particular case replacing it is not an option. I want to go farther. Is it possible to fix a dead memory

Possible? Probably. Worth it? Hell no. It would be too hard and complex of a task to take on by yourself, and replacing the module is faster, cheaper and easier. And you can snag yourself an upgrade while you're at it. 


Main System: Phobos

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (8C/16T), ASRock B450 Steel Legend, 16GB G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000MHz, AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB (XFX), 960GB Crucial M500, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations/macOS Catalina

 

Secondary System: Not yet named

Intel Core i7-2600 (4C/8T), ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3, 16GB GEIL Enhance Corsa DDR3 1600MHz, Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB, 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU650, Windows 10 Pro

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Jamiec1130 said:

Possible? Probably. Worth it? Hell no. It would be too hard and complex of a task to take on by yourself, and replacing the module is faster, cheaper and easier. And you can snag yourself an upgrade while you're at it. 

That's disappointing. My mobo is a z77x ud5h, my cpu an i5 2500k and my memories are DDR3 1333MHz x4 x3. It is somewhat a 5y/o machine and the mobo has been having failures for a while. I believe I'll need to replace it soon, but right now I'm in a budget situation I can't replace/upgrade any part any soon. And obviously before replacing the memory I rather replace the motherboard, but to do that I need to replace both the CPU and the memories. Pretty much I need to build a brand-new pc to the ground... So that I'd like to experiment a little with this memory. If there is any chance I could possibly fix it (and is not too expensive) I'de like to take it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, seth125 said:

That's disappointing. My mobo is a z77x ud5h, my cpu an i5 2500k and my memories are DDR3 1333MHz x4 x3. It is somewhat a 5y/o machine and the mobo has been having failures for a while. I believe I'll need to replace it soon, but right now I'm in a budget situation I can't replace/upgrade any part any soon. And obviously before replacing the memory I rather replace the motherboard, but to do that I need to replace both the CPU and the memories. Pretty much I need to build a brand-new pc to the ground... So that I'd like to experiment a little with this memory. If there is any chance I could possibly fix it (and is not too expensive) I'de like to take it.

Like I said, without a state-of-the-art facility in your basement, you probably aren't going to be able to fix it. You can just run the machine without that one module for some time until you can replace components, though. 


Main System: Phobos

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (8C/16T), ASRock B450 Steel Legend, 16GB G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000MHz, AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB (XFX), 960GB Crucial M500, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations/macOS Catalina

 

Secondary System: Not yet named

Intel Core i7-2600 (4C/8T), ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3, 16GB GEIL Enhance Corsa DDR3 1600MHz, Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB, 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU650, Windows 10 Pro

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Newegg

×