Question So one of my Ram slot broke down

Apr 11, 2021
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I was trying to clean my pc so i mess with it a little bit but i didn't touch the ram and when i boot the pc up, it started to lag really hard and i tried to restart the PC but after i restart, one of my ram slot stopped working. I tested with the first ram slot and it worked but it doesn't with the second slot, i am really confused since i didn't touch it at all, my pc was working well like this morning and now i can't even use dual channel ram and stuck with 2gb.
My specs is:
CPU:Intel Pentium G2030
Ram:2x2 DDR3 GSkill
Mobo:Gigabyte H61M-DS2 rev 5.0
If you have any idea what happened, please tell me
 
Apr 11, 2021
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I was trying to clean my pc so i mess with it a little bit but i didn't touch the ram and when i boot the pc up, it started to lag really hard and i tried to restart the PC but after i restart, one of my ram slot stopped working. I tested with the first ram slot and it worked but it doesn't with the second slot, i am really confused since i didn't touch it at all, my pc was working well like this morning and now i can't even use dual channel ram and stuck with 2gb.
My specs is:
CPU:Intel Pentium G2030
Ram:2x2 DDR3 GSkill
Mobo:Gigabyte H61M-DS2 rev 5.0
If you have any idea what happened, please tell me
 

geofelt

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On some motherboards, there is a preferred slot for one stick of ram.
Your motherboard manual will tell you which.
Usually, the other slot will work with just one stick, but not always.

Inserting ram takes a bit more force than you might expect to get it fully seated.

Test each stick in the slot that works to verify that each stick is ok.

If you have a bad stick, consider a 2 x 4gb or 2 x 8gb upgrade.
4gb is too small unless your windows is a 32 bit version.

A malfunctioning slot is a common symptom of a bent cpu socket pin.
If you removed the cpu from the socket that is a possibility.
 

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