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Bad motherboard memory slot


Ian in Northampton

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Not a problem, just a hint. My son'e gaming PC gave up the ghost - wouldn't boot. Not even to the BIOS. Took it to my local friendly PC repair guy. It turned out that one of the memory slots on the motherboard was bad. By removing 2GB of the 8GB installed and leaving that slot free (all the memory cards checked out fine - he absolutely identified it as a slot problem, not a memory board problem) the system boots again. I was quite startled - it was a problem I'd never heard of before, but the guy says it's surprisingly common. I'm hoping that the bad slot may have been the cause of the BSODs I asked the Forum about a month or so ago - I guess it could have gone from occasionally faulty to completely faulty - and we won't see a recurrence.

Anyone else had this problem?

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