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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is my CPU damaged? have i got a virus? is my ram damaged? Forum Solvedmotherboard damage from ram installation? Forum SolvedCan Motherboards Damage Ram? Forum SolvedWill 1.65 ram voltage damage my mobo? Forum SolvedCan a faulty motherboard damage the CPU or RAM? Forum SolvedCan my PC take damage if I put 16 GB of RAM ? My config is... Forum SolvedCan wrong ram type damage laptops motherboard. Forum SolvedRAM gets too hot to touch, will this damage it? Forum A virus can damage or destroy a HD ???? Forum Solved[AMD] Can overclocking CPU and CPU-NB damage RAM ? Forum Solved[AMD] How to test CPU (especially IMC) and can CPU damage RAM ? Forum motherboard damage from ram installation? Forum My computers system files were damaged by a virus. Will sfc/scannow replace corrupt files? Forum Can 1.58V damage my RAM? Forum Can reseating RAM damage my Computer? Forum Tower tipped over, RAM damage? Forum Can a faulty HDD damage other hardware such as montherboard, ram ... ? Forum Noisy fan on startup, RAM speed, and possible damage Forum Can these RAM stics damage my System? Forum Can you damage RAM by mixing in same channel? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !