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x60s: lost a memory channel!

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x60s: lost a memory channel!

#1 Post by bgx » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:10 pm

Hi,

I have used this x60s for 6 years, 2sd hand. It is 11 years old.

Today, something weird happend. XP got a BSOD. Ok, fine, i reboot. Cannot reboot. Screen stays black and machine does not boot when i press the button: 1 seconds all the green leds turn on, then the on green light stays on but it is stuck.
Felt very bad about it.

Bottom line: one memory channel seems dead (the second one, luckily).
I have 3 memory banks (2GB, 1GB,1GB).
They all 3 work alone in the first bank.
But when i plugged 2 together (any match, even the 1GB+1GB), I have the same issue.
If i dont populate the first slot, then the machine bips at boot and refuse to start.

So seems that 1 memory controller is gone. Seems a weird problem to me. Happened to anyone else?

I ve got a x61s board anyway that i can use, but for the time being, i wan tto stick with my x60s board.
I have 2GB, 1 memory channel. I am not doing anything too process intensive anyway, so it shall not be a big deal...

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Re: x60s: lost a memory channel!

#2 Post by shawross » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:54 pm

It maybe the Memory socket but all you can do is make sure it's clean.
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