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Corsair DDR2 SODIMM Overheat

Last response: in Memory
May 30, 2007 6:03:50 AM

Hello everyone,

Recently, I just bought a piece of Corsair Value Selection 1 gb DDR2 PC4200 SODIMM memory. I put it into my Dell Latitude D510 (I know, it's a lame one, with that Celeron thing). So, the total memory is 1.536 mb. Now the problem is, each time I used my laptop for about 2-3 hours, it starts to overheat so badly. How bad? Well, I've got some blisters on my fingers when I touched the bottom of my laptop's casing. What's wrong with this memory??!! Sometimes, I can't hibernate my laptop because the memory is too hot to write at. Help!!!!
May 30, 2007 7:20:01 AM

Unfortunately, although their premium lines of memory are excellent, Corsair's "value" line is not very good. Since your laptop is presumably working correctly (although you should check this with memtest86+), it might be a problem with the RAM, or it might be a problem with the design of the laptop (many get uncomfortably hot during use).
May 30, 2007 11:10:44 AM

Ooookaayyy......that's quite a news to me. Damn. I'll try using memtest first. Thanks anyway for the advice.
May 31, 2007 1:04:23 AM

Nope, the memtest is working good, no problems.