renraku Posted December 17, 2004 Share Posted December 17, 2004 I recently got a new mobo/processor and a twin pack of 512 sticks. Chaintech 7NJL3 board with an AthlonXP 3200+. I first don my antistatic band (nerdy, yes) and install everything to a nonconductive surface to make sure that the board/ram/vid card will play nicely. It does. I install the drives to see if they'll play nicely. They do. I go about installing Windows XP. A reboot or two later, no POST. I reset. Same thing. Reset again, same thing. Fearing the worst, I pop the hood of the processor. Thermal glue is on there just fine, along with the shim. So I put it back on. I popped out both RAM sticks to make sure they were alright. One was ok, and the other had a blown pin. Also, the pin in the slot that was touching the ram was blown. I put the good stick back in, and finished my XP install. I don't know if this was the board's fault, or the RAM's fault. The slot is a little charred where it happened, but otherwise has produced no errors when using another stick of 512 in that slot. The RAM stick, however, smells like pancakes and chlorine, and is hosed. Can I RMA this as a stand-alone unit and have it replaced? Or would I have to send back both chips? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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