[HOW TO] Update SPD

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    could anyone tell me if it really is safe to hot plug my dead ram stick after im in windows? i read on first post that its ok but does anyone have experience with it?
     
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    I did it once on my VERY OLD HP nc6000 which has DDR1 RAM.
    And I did it with not working RAM (DOA). It became VERY HOT. Like 150 degrees Celsium I guess. But all other guys who did that with modern laptops did that and all was fine.
     
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    damn,thank for the info
     
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    "There is also another way of recovering corrupted SPD EEPROM device, which consists in hot plugging a DIMM module without the need for pin isolation. So, after POST is complete, enter BIOS Setup utility to get as much time as we need to install DIMM leisurely. Insert DIMM making sure the connector edge of the DIMM aligns correctly with the slot and push down firmly until it snaps into place and both levers close. Now press the F10 key to exit. Upon exiting BIOS choose No to not save the settings. After that your system will not be restarted and Windows will begin loading."

    this is what it says over at throttlestop support(i just found it..) but damn a little confirmation that it works would be awesome. is there anyone here that has used this method to reflash some ram?
     
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    It is the same as previous.

    I use to press F8 before boot, install RAM stick and then choose normal OS boot.
     
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    thanks again james
     
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    hi to all, i hope someone could help me, thanks in advance.
    i've just purchased thaiphoon burner, i'm on w7 x64 on macbook bootcamp. i can't write my modifies! when i click "write" it seems to update, but when i re-read it shows me old configuration without my updates.
    my ram aren't locked (i check it out in the psw protection).
     
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    anyone? up :(
     
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    What ram?

    Mine appeared to not be protected but further reading indicated it was.
     
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