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Checking RAM for Micron D9

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  1. spencer22l New Member

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    Can I check my RAMs if they are Micron D9??

    I recently got Kingston HyperX 8500 1G*2 and in a list it says some contains D9.
    http://ramlist.i4memory.com/ddr2/

    To be exact : "Micron D9GKX (B6-25E)"

    Is there a way to check for this?
    Do I have to remove the heatsink? If so how is it done safely so I can re use my heatsink.
     
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    You have to take off the heatspreader.

    If you RAM looks like this:

    [​IMG]

    Pull the metal clips towards the top of the DIMM until they pop off. Then you should be able to pull each side of the heatspreader away from the PCB. Just be careful because Aluminum heatspreaders can bend if the thermaltape they use is really sticky.

    Then your RAM IC's should look like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    It looks exactly like that.

    So I first pull 2 metal clips toward the top til they pop off. Then I pull both right and left
    side of the heat spreader in the opposite direction of each other, right?

    Then I can just reuse it by putting it back together?? :confused:

    Thanks :)
     
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    Yep, it's essentially metal held onto the memory chips by thermal tape. Let me find a pic for you...

    [​IMG]

    Probably similar to that on each side, but not quite as gooey :p
     
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    Alright, thank you very much for quick and great reply,
    I'm gonna take a look real soon as soon as I'm done my work.

    (I dun even know why I'm asking this when I'm so busy lol :) )
     
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    Hehe, let us know how it works out!
     
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    Just make sure you don't rip the chips off when you pull apart the heatspreader! Good luck! :D
     
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    If they feel like you have to really pull to get the spreaders off...take some goo gone and let a little sit in there for 10-15 sec and then try to pull gently, repeat til they come off.

    Once off take some 70-90% Alcohol and cotton swabs, and clean the ram really good.
     
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    Will the goo gone do anything to the thermal tape? Remember, he wants to be able to pop them back on and reuse them.
     
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    That's what I was wondering too, if I could just re use it ...

    Anyways I'll think about that after I try.
    I'm almost done my work, I hate works! :banghead:
     
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    One more question before, do I check both or just one ram?
    They're 2 in 1 module.. so I only need to check 1 right??:)
     
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    In theory they should be the same, just take your time as erocker said. :)
     
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    I actually ripped 2 chips off a reaper stick trying to see what chips they were.

    Be careful,if they feel like they're stuck really well,i'd give it a miss.
     
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    Thanks for the advise, I will really be careful! :)
     
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    dont want to hijack the thread but does anyone know what gskill uses in there F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
     
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    Did you try the link in the first post of this thread and see if they are listed?
     
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    wow I can't even take those metal clips out. :(
    And I got 2 cuts...

    Anyone go any suggestions?

    And they look like these :
    [​IMG]
     
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    carefully use a knife or sharpish utensil to pry them up a bit at the ends, they will eventually let loose. Be very careful not to cut yourself or scratch up the finish too badly. You do realize this is warranty voiding things you are attempting, correct?
     
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    Yes, thanks for the tip, I finally did it.
    And I do realize that this voids the warranty.

    After all that, it's not D9... :cry:

    But it says :

    Elpida TWN
    E5108AJBG
    -1J-E
    074409B64

    on the chip
    [​IMG]
    Picture, isn't too good so I wrote it down.
    Is this a good chip also.. ? :(
     

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    It wouldn't damage, like rip it to shit. It would just soften the tape so it would come off more easier. I use it take take backplates off for customers heatsinks that can't use it on their boards. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, my daughter and I were watching "Marley and Me."
     
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    I realize you already have the heatspreader off and sorry for the luck.... well, not sure if the Elpida clock all that well (only one true way to find out, push them hard) but with my ram I found that taking a heat gun (hair dryer will also work) to the spreaders will loosen the adhesive so you can pull the spreaders off. I pulled the spreaders off my Kingston ram (PC3200) hoping to find BH-5 or TCCD chips; they weren't but they were cooled better with airflow over the bare chips without the spreader.
     
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    You mean, your chip was cooler without any spreaders?
    Or do you mean the thermal tape?? :confused:
     
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    5-5-5-15 @ 1136 isn't bad.

    That ramlist is mostly out of date. Many manufacturers use highly binned Micron chips to establish a name for RAM, and then for one of many reasons switch them out for other chips.

    Congrats for finding out the truth for yourself :)
     
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