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The first two memory slots stoped working?

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March 2, 2010 11:28:20 PM

i have a evga 680i motherboard. there are four memory slots. i just reformated my computer and i had to take out 2 gigs to install windows. but left the other two gigs in the computer. when i reinserted the two sticks into slots 2 and 4 i put them in backwards and really forced them in!! when i turned on the pc the psu would just power on for a split second and then turn right off. i then firgured out that i had put the memory in slots 2 and 4 wrong. now slots 1 and 2 arent working at all. right now at the moment i am running 2 gigs with slots 3 and 4. i am worried becuase i always thought you dont want to run the ram right next to each other. i have always heard you run the ram in slots 1 and 3 or 2 and 4. so do i have a busted motherboard?? thanks
March 3, 2010 8:39:54 AM

any ideas guys? should i just but two 2 gig sticks and use them in slots 3 and 4???
a b } Memory
a b V Motherboard
March 3, 2010 10:46:10 AM

Yes if the other two slots are dead. You will lose about 3-5% performance not running in dual channel mode. But it will run just fine.
March 3, 2010 12:54:52 PM

I have the same problem but this was from day 1; i have been using the ram in slots 3+4 for a few weeks now and had no problems.

The only solution i think is to RMA to the board.

I don’t want to lose my computer to RMA the motherboard but it does annoy me that it’s not working correctly :( 
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