Installed RAM and something fried?!?

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  1. Enforcer

    Enforcer New Member

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    I'm pretty good at computer hardware and I can usuall figure things out, but this one has got me stumped.

    I was installing DDR RAM on this older system. It had 128 PC2100 and I added a stick of 256MB. The stick that I added was PC2700 but said it was compatible with PC2100.
    Then...I turn on the computer and the fan starts spinning as normal...and then bam!..smoke is appearing. I turn it off. Take out the 256MB 2700 RAM and turn it on. The cpu fan starts spinning but no video is coming out of the onboard video card. I'm not hearing any warning beeps or anything. What happened? Can incorrect or improperly installed RAM fry a system?

    I hope theres a badass out there that has the answer.


    -Enforcer




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  2. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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  3. Enforcer

    Enforcer New Member

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    huh?
     
  4. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    If you don't seat the ram properly, yes you can fry a motherboard.
     
  5. fuzzynaval

    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    pc 2100 and 2700 not compatible. What is the answer you are looking for? Do you have another board you can try? If so, put everything back 1 at a time. so you know what got friend and what didn't. Sounds like you put the memory in backwards...but I dunno.
     
  6. Enforcer

    Enforcer New Member

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    Now that i think of it, I did it kind of half assed. I probably did put the RAM in backwards. Damn, so that can fry a board...do you think the chip went with it?
     
  7. fuzzynaval

    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    CPU should be fine but you never know. Try to get a hold of another motherboard and test out all the parts. If you are lucky your memory didn't fry.
     
  8. Gaylord Focker

    Gaylord Focker 8=oOOo=D ~ ~ ~

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    actually they are. the 2700 will just run at the same speed as 2100.
     
  9. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    i smoked a mobo once by putting the wrong ram in it. and i literally mean smoke was coming off the board. this was just after we had installed a wet nozzle sprinkler system in the datacenter :eek3:

    i unplugged that thing with the quickness
     

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