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Motherboard Burning out my ram?

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July 16, 2011 10:14:16 PM

I built this computer a while back and suddenly one stick of ram stopped working. Luckily kingston replaced my ram for me, and I had both sticks of ram working for me, but again one of them stopped working. Could this be a problem with the motherboard, or might I be using the wrong type of ram?


I believe that this is the motherboard that I am using.
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-113-M2-E113-TR-nForce-GeForc...

And this is the ram that I have.
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-Desktop-KHX6400D2...

Thanks of the help. I really appreciate it.
July 17, 2011 12:05:37 AM

You said you built it awhile back, how long was that ? I mean did it run for 2 years no problems type thing ? If it did I would not worry about compatability. I think in that case it would just be the memory giving it's notice that it's time is up. See is you can find your mobo here and from what little I know of your board it was hard for me to choose but maybe you can. It's the listing of the supported CPU's and memory for EVGA boards.

http://www.evga.com/support/motherboard/
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July 17, 2011 1:04:14 AM

I don't see my mobo on there, probably because they dont make any that are for AMD anymore. Both sticks of RAM have never last for more than a month at most.
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July 17, 2011 1:44:20 AM

sepulveda said:
I don't see my mobo on there, probably because they dont make any that are for AMD anymore. Both sticks of RAM have never last for more than a month at most.


Ok, yeah that's to high of a failure rate. What is the entire system here we are talking about ? can you post up some detailed specs ? If it's an older setup and you cannot upgrade at the moment you may be able to change out the board fairly cheap but I have no idea what you have for cpu etc etc etc. In order to suggest a path to take I /we need more info.
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July 17, 2011 2:30:08 AM

This is what I have:


EVGA 113-M2-E113 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 730a HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ Brisbane 3.0GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2K2/2G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 17, 2011 11:54:51 AM

Hi, been sleeping and working and I have to go work some more :D 

Have you ever run memtest ? http://www.memtest86.com/

on the machine ? One other thing is you really should find out if that memory is on the supported list for that board. Im sure it's somewhere on the website. I haven't had any time to look around over there since last night. Perhaps tonihgt if you haven't found anything more out.

It's one of the 2 items causing the problem I assume. Perhaps someone else will jump in here as Im off to work again.

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