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Quick question about memory bank positioning.

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Hi every one,I havent been on here around 3y..wow..anyway need bit of an advice.MY GFs little brother infected her laptop to the point where the hdd wasnt working properly..so opened the laptop cover to remove it to test.out of curiosity I was going to check out the RAM..not sure If I did it,or it was done from previous service visits(had 2),but the clips that hold the ram in slop 1 were loose and soon broke,so I placed the ram in slot 2..so Here goes the question: Any performance drop due to that? I know that if you have 1 piece of ram and any number of free slots,you always should put in to slot 1..well dont really have choice in this case..thanks :)
 

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No it wont drop performance. As long as it will boot back up it will be fine.
 
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Cheers dude..cos I just managed to fix the damn thing and reinstalled windows 7,but its getting stuck at some finalizing operation..hmm
 

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Let it sit for an hour. It could be the optical drive or the media. Is that a rescue disk youre using because if the files are on a separate partition they could of gotten damaged, unless if that hdd is bad or cable/connections are loose...
 
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No I used one of my genuine WIN 7 hard copy installation discs to do fresh install and then used her OEM license key..well didnt get into the desktop yet cos of that stuck up..usually dont have problems activating with OEM keys...havent been on here for 3 years,but I see one thing did not change on TPU,and thats prompt replies from bunch of helpful guys..cheers!
 

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Something you may want to do is get a disk tool set from the maker of the hdd and test that drive, also get memtest and check the ram. But that odd you might want to clean the odd and check that dvd for damage and clean the disk aswell.

Final step would to get killdisk and use that tool to completely wipe the hdd.
 
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Thanks,first thing Im going to try is let it sit as you advised,cos I did around 4 cold resets and it gets stuck on the same place..when Im back from the shower I will try the repair tools via windows disc.
 

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Repair tools from the disk manufacture id suggest if you can find them. Plus is there any hdd activity or dvd spinning or activity on screen