Motherboard has a bad Memory Slot
Posted on 2010-08-22
My ASUS P5Q Deluxe motherboard has a bad memory slot. The PC is running an Intel Quad Core Q995 processor
Memory 2x2GB DDR2 dimms, total of 4GB
Slot1 - Yellow
Slot3 - Yellow
Slot4 - Black
So testing the memory I get all errors when running MemTest. I have cleaned slots and all that good stuff. I put in only one memory dimm in and on SIDE1 on the yellow or black I get errors.
When running the memory in SIDE2 in yellow or black I get NO errors all good. So I put all the memory both 2GB dimms on SIDE2.
I have heard on a duo or quad core process it needs memory in both channels SIDE1 & SIDE2. So what issues will I create by putting all the memory in one side SIDEB (slots 3&4)??? Is this safe to do