what could possibly have caused a RAM stick to fail?

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  1. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    i removed a RAM stick, installed a new CPU fan, and put the RAM back in. now the stick of memory seems to have died. it doesn't work on two seperate machines.

    wtf mate! it's high-quality Crucial RAM, i have no idear what could have happened to it!
     
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    Penetration OT Supporter

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    P07r0457 New Member

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    sorry, I thought you said high-quality and Crucial in the same sentence. :rofl:

    but yes, ESD > you.
     
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    One of my customer's techs came over to my cube the other day (I'm onsite at their office) holding a 4 gig RAM kit in his hand (without the packaging, just the RAM). I looked at him, asked "Is that the server RAM you're fondling?" "Yea" "Um, you might not want to do that."

    Fast forward 30 minutes as he is trying to figure out why the new server won't boot. "Probably shouldn't have walked around fiddling with that RAM huh?"

    Oh, and that RAM kit costs about $2,100.

    Lesson: Don't handle ram if you don't have to, and especially don't handle it in the winter. Too much static going around.
     

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