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i recently purchased a 1Gb DDR ram for my pc.
i have two slots on my motherboard(1GB each) with 512 Mb installed in first.
Accidently i installed the 1GB ram in the opposite direction, as such when i switched on my pc i could see smoke coming from the new ram . I immediately shut down my pc ,but the damage was done . two pins of the new ram had been burnt.
however when i inserted the burnt ram in the correct position it worked fine and right now i am getting the required performance from the two RAMs
i just wanted to know if it was safe to use this burnt ram and any implications it might have on my pc
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I wouldn't used burnt ram even if it started to work properly. I would not want to take the risk with my computer. I would recommend getting a new stick of ram to replace that one because the burnt ram could cause damage to your motherboard later on which would lead to a more expensive problem.

Cheers :)
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