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Memory in computer

By completelift ·
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I have a question. Removing or adding memory would not cause a motherboard to **** correct? Worse case would be the computer would not read the memory. I pulled memory out of a machine ( Gateway 838GM - 2005 refurbished 10/05 manufacture date) and after the memory was added back the machine smelled like it was burning. Boss thinks I blew the motherboard and I was on the machine but even if the memory was put back incorrectly that would only cause the machine not to read it. I said I blew the motherboard but it is not my fault. Thought?

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put in incorrectly, its possible

by Slayer_ In reply to Memory in computer

But not just removing it, not unless you broke something while pulling on the chip.

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Not broken

by completelift In reply to put in incorrectly, its p ...

Memory was not broken and was put in correctly. Memory is fine but the motherboard is not. I said I blew the motherboard because I was on it but it was not because of me. But I will never be able to convenience my boss I know he will blame me. Sigh.

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so maybe you stressed the board when you pulled the memory?

by Slayer_ In reply to Not broken
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stressed out the board?

by completelift In reply to so maybe you stressed the ...

I have no idea what you mean by stressed out. Memory is snap in. No stress.

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He means

by santeewelding In reply to stressed out the board?

Did you kick the thing in anger?

Seriously: your problem is neither the memory or the motherboard. It's the relation between you and your boss that I'm looking at.

Is there a large age differential, or is (he) about your age with something to prove?

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Oh my

by completelift In reply to He means

I did not kick the computer. I am computer information systems - microcomputer specialist. And while I am not always right I am most of the time. Four desktops and two laptops (at work) I have upgraded and maintained for six years here. I install, upgrade, network our machines plus have a network of 3 computers at home. I also do tech support on the side. He is good at hardware and can make me doubt myself. But you are right to look at the relationship. He is a few years younger and has always challenged me on everything I have done where the computers are concerned. Even though I do everything. Sigh. Nail on the head santeewelding.

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Could be as simple as when you pushed the ram in

by Slayer_ In reply to stressed out the board?

The board shifted on the screws and is now touching the back of the case, causing it to short out.

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hmmmm

by completelift In reply to Could be as simple as whe ...

hmmm..I would have to check but I think everything is good there.

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I've done that before....

by robo_dev In reply to put in incorrectly, its p ...

If you seat a memory module crooked, it will short out and you get a burning smell.

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in correctly

by completelift In reply to I've done that before....

It was not crooked. Memory is easy to install I have installed it in many machines with no problem.

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