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red light on motherboard then a hiss and a bad burning smell on boot

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  • Computers
  • smoke
  • Light
  • RAM
  • bad smell
  • Motherboards
  • red led
Last response: in Motherboards
May 17, 2014 4:15:26 AM

so i took all the ram out of my computer as i was selling it and installed some new sticks. they was seated correctly. i noticed a red light towards the right of the ram only on for around 2 seconds then its started smocking and then hissed. i immediately turned of my pc. it happened where the copper or metal is now showing. what can this be and is it safe to run my computer?

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May 17, 2014 4:36:08 AM

tea urchin said:
I think its had it mate. I would not risk putting the old ram back in as the board should now be considered
bad.


yeah thats what i was thinking my self, good job i was planing on upgrading my motherboard
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May 17, 2014 4:54:38 AM

The ram you put in should be considered bad also. Did you mix single and double sided sticks?
This can make some cheap oem boards pop.
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May 17, 2014 5:13:21 AM

tea urchin said:
The ram you put in should be considered bad also. Did you mix single and double sided sticks?
This can make some cheap oem boards pop.


i use to have 16gb ddr3 installed in 4 slots and swapped it out for some value 4gb ram over 2 slots. it has bein used in my dads computer
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