Can a virus disable memory modules? Tags: Corsair Virus Configuration Memory Dell Computer Last response: April 5, 2012 12:47 AM in Memory Share hawkinore March 29, 2012 2:59:44 AM I bought my Dell E520 several years ago with a 4GB memory config. Now my computer says I only have 1GB of usable memory. Could a virus have disabled the memory modules? Thanks fo any help! More about : virus disable memory modules | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Pinhedd Memory Authority March 29, 2012 3:23:48 AM no they can't | Report abuse AidanJC March 29, 2012 3:34:23 AM Highly unlikely. What's more likely is that your RAM Chips are either dead, or not seated properly. Take the RAM chips out and clean them with a pencil eraser. Then put them back in and lock them down. | Report abuse hawkinore April 5, 2012 12:47:45 AM Thanks! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Memory>Can a virus disable memory modules?> Related ressources: ForumHigh memory usage question/ virus cleanup Forum[ Memory ] System wont start with my 4 DDR3 modules ForumNeed Major Help With Virus + Blue Screen ForumHelp got a virus ForumTwo bad memory modules ? ForumEP45T-UD3LR with multiple memory modules . ForumDisabling ram modules ForumMSN MSIE Wont connect, virus . OH NOES! ForumWhy won't those 7.5 and 8 ns memory modules work?? ForumAsus 915 chipset boards and 4 memory modules ForumNew Virus ? ForumWhen non-buffered, non-ecc 16GB DDR3 modules are coming? ForumEliminate \' VIRUS ALERT\' message connected to clock ForumDelete virus at memory card ForumP55 disable bios memory ForumZoneAlarm with Anti- Virus . Sms OK... any Pro'sor Cons ForumHow can remove virus in my memory card and recover my images from it?? ForumHelp updating BIOS ForumProblem upgrading memory on Inspiron Mini 1012 Forum[Solved] ASUS P8P67 Memory Question More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !