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Bent heat Spreader on a ddr2 memory module

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June 24, 2011 3:08:36 PM

I've been having a dumb week (month, year, maybe decade or two). I was going to add two sticks of 1 gig Ballistix ddr2 800 MHz 4-4-4-12 2.0v to a system which already has two sticks of 1 gig Corsair ddr2 800 MHz 4-4-4-12 2.1v. The Ballistix memory has been sitting in my junk box for years. I got it as replacement from Crucial for some memory that I had already replaced (I couldn't wait for Crucial/shipping time). Problem is that I finally looked at the memory and one corner of the heat spreader is pinched together. I probably did it shoving more stuff into my junk box. Nothing seems to be damaged underneath. But I'm concerned about damaging someone else's system. Any thoughts? I don't have to use this memory; I just thought to use it now while it had some value.

Thanks for any replies.
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June 24, 2011 4:48:07 PM

If you bend it back it should be ok as long as the chip it self is not damaged. You won't know if the memory is good until you try it.