So this guy comes into work last night with 2 sticks of fried ram...

aphex

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Totally burnt up, ruined sticks of ram.... Man they stunk...

Anyway, i proceed to show him our selection of ram and speak with him about what happened. After talking with him for 3-4 minutes, i asked one simple question that i thought would be pretty obvious...

'Was your computer off when you installed the ram?" His answer? "Uhhhh, no. I thought it had to be on to detect it"

Turns out he was pulling the ram in and out of the system while it was on, swapped his chips in and out at least 4-5 times. My lord, some people...
 

Red Dawn

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Originally posted by: aphex
Totally burnt up, ruined sticks of ram.... Man they stunk...

Anyway, i proceed to show him our selection of ram and speak with him about what happened. After talking with him for 3-4 minutes, i asked one simple question that i thought would be pretty obvious...

'Was you computer off when you installed the ram?" His answer? "Uhhhh, no. I thought it had to be on to detect it"

Turns out he was pulling the ram in and out of the system while it was on, swapped his chips in and out at least 4-5 times. My lord, some people...

He'll be lucky if it's only the memory he fried!
 

shekondar

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:Q

Maybe you should have sold him a $5 calculator instead... he obviously shouldn't be using a computer.
 

aphex

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Originally posted by: Red Dawn
Originally posted by: aphex
Totally burnt up, ruined sticks of ram.... Man they stunk...

Anyway, i proceed to show him our selection of ram and speak with him about what happened. After talking with him for 3-4 minutes, i asked one simple question that i thought would be pretty obvious...

'Was you computer off when you installed the ram?" His answer? "Uhhhh, no. I thought it had to be on to detect it"

Turns out he was pulling the ram in and out of the system while it was on, swapped his chips in and out at least 4-5 times. My lord, some people...

He'll be lucky if it's only the memory he fried!

More than likely it wasnt..
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virusag11

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Yeah memory banks 0 & 1 are probably fried! What a numbskull, just sell him an HP and tell him to not touch the inside.
 

Ogg

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thanks for making fun of me on ATOT aphex. You said you wouldnt tell anyone, mang...
You dick













:p
 

LordThing

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THought the same thing about ham too. :)


Also should remember to have it unplugged too. Forgot once and fried a stick.
 

geno

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Originally posted by: new2AMD
you should have escorted him out of the store immediately

...into the allyway, and put a bullet in the back of his head
 

dquan97

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pretty sad story...you should've sold him a "special" glove to use while inserting the RAM...$50 - marked down from $70
 

Daishiki

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wasn't there a quote on bash about a guy trying to switch vid/sound/modem card while running the comp...
 

PanzerIV

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Originally posted by: shekondar
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Maybe you should have sold him a $5 calculator instead... he obviously shouldn't be using a computer.

Umm I believe an abacus is more appropriate in this situation. He can move the beads while it's "on." :p
 

Mookow

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Originally posted by: PanzerIV
Originally posted by: shekondar
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Maybe you should have sold him a $5 calculator instead... he obviously shouldn't be using a computer.

Umm I believe an abacus is more appropriate in this situation. He can move the beads while it's "on." :p

But where is the on/off switch? Hmmmm?
 

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You should have told him it should have been OK, but he was to make sure they're cooled first by putting the computer in a tub of water while he puts them in.
 

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2 sticks of fried ram...
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Man, I must be hungry... when I first read this I was going to ask if your sure you didn't mean "ham"...

[Homer]Mmm... fried ram.. *drool*[/Homer]
 

aphex

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Originally posted by: bernse
You should have told him it should have been OK, but he was to make sure they're cooled first by putting the computer in a tub of water while he puts them in.

We confused the hell outta some old lady once when we told her that her monitor fluid needed changing ;)