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Hi guys, My computer is 5 years old, it's in a damp basement. Anyway out of the sky blue the computer would not start up. The yellow memory indicator on the board stayed solid indicating a memory problem. It would not continue checking anything else. So all I did was pull the RAM modules, rub the contact with a pencil eraser, used an air compressor to blow the debris off and installed them. Poof, just that easy. It works like a charm. Note, I did wear an antistatic wrist band the entire time. I guess humidity still oxidizes what appear to be gold plated contacts. My guess, not pure gold. Oxidation in some metals can be harder than the metal itself, it's not always visible red rust. Learned that from a metallurgist.