Can virus damage ram Tags: Corsair Virus RAM Computer Memory Last response: March 29, 2012 3:48 AM in Memory Share hawkinore March 29, 2012 2:50:17 AM Hello, I had 4 GB of RAM in my Dell E520, now the system clogs up. I checked the info on "My Computer", and it lists that the computer has 1GB of RAM. Can this change be done by a virus, or are my dimms loose? More about : virus damage ram scout_03 a b } Memory March 29, 2012 3:17:50 AM loose stick or defective one photonboy a b } Memory March 29, 2012 3:48:03 AM I agree. Hardware can't be damaged by software (unless you ran a stress app and had inadequate cooling). As said, remove and reinsert your RAM and test using Memtest. If it fails, or reports the amount incorrectly only insert ONE stick at a time. Read your motherboard manual as to which slot you insert ONLY one stick into. You can't just choose any one. The same applies to which two slots to use for two sticks. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCan an Slowy Windows damage the computer? ForumHardware Damaging Virus ForumHow does blue screen of death damage computer ForumVirus shuts down computer before protection software can get rid of it ForumPossible CPU Damage ? ForumWindows must shut down to prevent damage (blue screen)Help needed. Forum2 BSOD's in two days, possibly caused by this virus ? ForumA virus can damage or destroy a HD ???? ForumMy Computer Just Got A Virus - Please Help? ForumDo BSODs damage computer parts? ForumHigh memory usage question/ virus cleanup ForumP7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb ForumAsus P5Q Pro - Can you save different BIOS settings? ForumCan i install core to due in gigabyte 945 motherboard Forum[Solved] Can my Intel d915GEV support pentium e2140? Forum[Solved] Can I able to crossfire two HD6850 with this mobo? ForumCan anyone help ForumCan i run 667mhz memory on toshiba tecra m3 ForumCan i support more that 8 gigs ForumCan you get any motherboards with DDR2 And DDR3 Support? More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !