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What if RAM sticks get slammed?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by vziera, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. vziera

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    So today I happen to caught the postman delivering my new RAM kit throwing the package(containing my new RAM kit) over the fence of my parent's house and it's slammed on to my doorstep, I immediately went outside picking up the package and I said f**k you! while the postman leaving the area so soon. I'm so pissed off, are there any possible impact from the incident?:(
     
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    how big is the package?
     
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    Be careful what you say to the post man. He may lose your next package. Just saying
     
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    If they're well packaged, it shouldn't matter. If they aren't, contact the retailer or look up documentation on their website about how they handle carrier damage. Some may want you to send it back, some want you to try to the product before returning it.
     
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    I remember throwing some ddr1 rams from the window from 3rd floor, nothing happened and they still worked.
     
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    to be honest probably not alot if anything happened, unless they were in some silly envelope with no padding, even then probably not alot
     
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    Anything being shipped should be packaged to survive a six foot drop, this is especially true when being shipped from a business. They should be fine.
     
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    No moving parts and if parts are moving it's defective. I'm sure they're fine but if a drop like that did ruin them I would consider them defective anyways because it's not like you dropping the chip itself on the ground, there is nothing hard for the actual memory to hit, there is some level of padding in a box and they don't weight a lot either.
     
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    i had a set of ram i sold, left it on top of my car when i went to the post office, they fell off, got ran over, and when i mailed them out, never heard back about any issues, so should be fine.
     
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    You sent them anyways without verifying they're okay? Remind me never to buy hardware from you. :shadedshu
     
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    You cheeky sod! That made me laugh hard enough to spill my coffee. :laugh:
     
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    hahaha rotfl:roll:


    here's the new ram kit guys:
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    looks padded enough?
     
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    plenty vziera - no moving parts so unless they are in a plastic grocery back you should be fine. any amount of padding. you can also look for physical damage, because impact damage that doesn't leave a physical mark should never hurt flash memory, only if it's physically cracked, etc should it be an issue.

    whereas a mechanical hard drive for instance, or even a video card - those have more moving parts so a spring or holder tab gets knocked out place slightly and it's broke - at least with ram sticks you can normally see the damage.
     
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    Thank you, I'll let you guys know if there's anything bad
    have a nice day :)
     
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    It's kind of greenish gold, don't know exactly what it's called though:toast:
     
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    Unless they were thrown into a pitbull's mouth, they shuld be fine.
     
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    for ram
    if the package is good enough they should be fine
    they have no moving parts on that
     
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    with those ram sinks, a little time to dry is all it would take
     
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    Don't forget to lay a complaint against the postman nothing should be delivered that way I'm pretty sure their regs require care to be taken when delivering mail

    the other thing to do next time would be request signature required courier solves the problem of packages just being left/thrown on your doorstep
     
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    Then they just do the one knock/phantom knock and leave you a slip, which you sign so they leave it the next day or you end up taking to their office to pickup the package in person. Its a no win situation :laugh:
     
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    "and leave you a slip, which you sign so they leave it the next day"

    That's not how it should work no human to sign the no delivery I'd be wary of using courier that operates like that

    over here a courier has to leave a card to call if no one is home basically you use it to pick up the item or arrange a new delivery date/time item still has to be signed for
     
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    here you have the option to fill out a card telling them where to put a package if you are not home.

    as for the ram, it should be fine
     
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