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Is it normal that my RAM's pins are uneven?

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Just now, MyName13 said:

What's also unusual is that my motherboard doesn't seem to have latches on both sides (Asrock AB350M).

that's also normal on all of the motherboards i have used in the last 5 years. you would insert it into the side without the latch first, and then the other side will latch when you push the ram stick all the way in.

I have noticed this right after unpacking it.Is this normal or did I get a faulty RAM?You can see in the pictures how the pins aren't at the same level.

I tried to install it but even with a lot of applied pressure it wouldn't fit all the way in.

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yes, that is normal(at least in my experience). double check that you are installing it the correct direction, from the correct side first, and that the clips are unlatched.

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Just now, bmx6454 said:

yes, that is normal. double check that you are installing it the correct direction, from the correct side first, and that the clips are unlatched.

Pretty much every DDR4 DIMM I have seen on google images is like this.I find such design unusual.Yes, I have checked the direction multiple times.What's also unusual is that my motherboard doesn't seem to have latches on both sides (Asrock AB350M).

 

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Just now, MyName13 said:

What's also unusual is that my motherboard doesn't seem to have latches on both sides (Asrock AB350M).

that's also normal on all of the motherboards i have used in the last 5 years. you would insert it into the side without the latch first, and then the other side will latch when you push the ram stick all the way in.

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Yes it's normal, they designed like this on purpose, so it reduces the stress on the PCB when installing.

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11 minutes ago, bmx6454 said:

that's also normal on all of the motherboards i have used in the last 5 years. you would insert it into the side without the latch first, and then the other side will latch when you push the ram stick all the way in.

This is an important detail.Applying the pressure evenly like on motherboards with 2 latches doesn't work here.I have managed to install it, thank you for mentioning this.

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