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Stick of RAM I left in the car.

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July 24, 2010 6:44:52 PM

Hi, I left a stick of RAM in the glove box of my car and I am unsure of whether I should stick it back into my mobo or not. I know gpu's can withstand temps up to 90 degrees Celsius, but I don't know about RAM. It's been very hot here the past couple weeks, so I imagine that the glovebox reached some really high temps. I figured I could just try and see if it was still functioning, but before I put it back in my PC I was wondering if a malfunctioning stick of RAM could damage the mobo or the slot in some way. So is it safe for me to put the stick back in my PC to see if it still works?

Thanks for the help.

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July 24, 2010 7:13:34 PM

Should be safe. If the RAM is physically damaged (bent or warped) and won't fit into the DIMM, don't force it, you may damage the DIMM slot. If it fits properly, then power-on. If it is damaged you may not be able to POST or boot; if it is not, you should be good.
a c 79 } Memory
July 24, 2010 10:13:12 PM

If the glovebox temperature had been high enough to damage a memory module, your car would no longer run. Even if you left it on top of the dash (which is warmer than the glovebox), it still wouldn't get damaged.
a b } Memory
July 25, 2010 1:50:12 AM

:lol: 
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