Can virus cause ram to fail


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Recently I had a system32 error and tried to reinstall the original xp
program. After 3 days I finally switched the memory in and out to see if a
stick was bad. Out of 3 256 DDR sticks 1 works and it will say dimm socks 2
instead of 4 or 5. The computer hasn't been used for about a year, could
this be the problem and how can I tell if the RAM is good anymore.

Thanks
 
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DieterKlausen said:
Recently I had a system32 error and tried to reinstall the original xp
program. After 3 days I finally switched the memory in and out to see if
a
stick was bad. Out of 3 256 DDR sticks 1 works and it will say dimm socks
2
instead of 4 or 5. The computer hasn't been used for about a year, could
this be the problem and how can I tell if the RAM is good anymore.

How clean is the PC on the inside? Problems like this can be caused by poor
contacts. I suggest that the first step would be to clean the PC, and to
make sure that all daughter cards and socketed chips are seated properly.
There is a spray (don't remember the name, but Jerry Pournelle talks about
it all the time) that is supposed to be magic for cleaning contacts.
 
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