Installed RAM the WRONG WAY zzz. Tags: Memory RAM Computer Last response: December 8, 2012 4:57 PM in Memory Share Ghythybhy December 8, 2012 4:16:39 PM So i was cleaning my system out put everything out and cleaned everything and put back everything to its places. Booted my computer for like 8-10 times and fails (Twice boot @first it boots and restarts) and realize that i put the RAM in the WRONG WAY and smell a bit of burned stuff. So i put my RAM properly now and here i am its now WORKING THANK GOD! I just wanted to know the possible damages done? on my silly fcking mistake.? Any risk?.... I opened "DXDIAG" It still shows i have 8GB RAM. No sight of problems on speed of my computer its still the same. i7-2600k 6970 HD ASUS p8z68-v-pro corsair xms 8gb ram (x2) 1000w cooler master silent pro 80+ gold *Just in case* More about : installed ram wrong zzz Ghythybhy December 8, 2012 4:30:34 PM BUMP~ helfp :\ azathoth December 8, 2012 4:32:34 PM Put it in....the wrong way? They have a notch to prevent this... Related resources FRIO ock cooler installed the wrong way in my "Ultra FX Crossfire"? - Forum Are the tables changing and have Intel realised? - Forum Best Case For Water Cooling? - Forum Memory installation on ThinkPad R51 - hard to do? - Forum Asus P5N-SLI Mobo, HDD Light solid, computer wont post - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer getochkn December 8, 2012 4:38:10 PM Ya, you can't install modern RAM the wrong way really. The notch prevents it, it just doesn't fit. ss202sl a b } Memory December 8, 2012 4:40:50 PM Don't bump - it's against the rules. As others have said, the notch prevents installing ram the wrong way. nitrium December 8, 2012 4:42:41 PM azathoth said:Put it in....the wrong way? They have a notch to prevent this... Exactly. You can't physically put them in the wrong way round - they aren't symmetrical But in any case, if it still works then obviously the damage done wasn't terminal. Ghythybhy December 8, 2012 4:49:51 PM But i saw it on my own eyes... Or maybe it was just delicately installed... i dunno because i smelled a bit electricity like a new motherboard out of the box SCENT I dunno but when i properly installed my RAM my computer booted and finally get a signal out of my monitor. My question is are there any risk any damages done by this silly mistake? Anyways to check? My COMPUTer right now is running fine now i think? Been using this comp for (68 hrs) "3 days since i put my ram the wrong way." I'm being paranoid.. getochkn December 8, 2012 4:55:04 PM If it's running there is no damage. If there was damage, it wouldn't run, the RAM chip would be dead, it wouldn't recognize the full 8GB, etc. How can there be damage if everything works fine? Ghythybhy December 8, 2012 4:57:29 PM I'm just being paranoid you know everyone at tomshardware loves their hardware. Thanks for your feedback getochkn. I'm still worried though xD Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumRAM wrong way ForumCrysis vs Crysis Warhead vs Crysis 2 (PC) ForumHelp! It won't boot! ForumNeed Help Quick! ForumNew MB; can't even get into BIOS setup ForumCPU goop question ForumUpgrade Advice ForumCPU cooler wrong way installed ? Forumcrash codes ForumInstalled 4gb of RAM memory, but BIOS says only 2.5gb are usable ForumThe speed on my ram is wrong ForumCan a wrong ram destroy your motherboard and processor? ForumPC hangs at BIOS screen after updating graphics driver. More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !