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SVD_Sniper

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#1 11 years ago

Hi, If i remove my 2 ram sticks, and try to boot what will happen? Will it (presumeably) not work (cant load OS, bios says no lol?!)? And then , if I put them back in, and boot, will everything be like normal like it was before any tampering? Weird question I know, but any info is appreciated. Thanks. SVD




NeverEndingBattle

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#2 11 years ago

Yes. Taking out and then putting your ram sticks back in will do nothing.

Though, I don't know why you would want to.




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#3 11 years ago
NeverEndingBattle;3512402Though, I don't know why you would want to.

Because it's there.




NeverEndingBattle

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#4 11 years ago

True that. =P




aaj111

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#5 11 years ago

I'm sort of curious as well. I thought it would work, but you couldn't run anything... I know that windows XP needs like 256Mb of Ram to run, I think?




Bs|Archaon

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#6 11 years ago

I doubt the system would boot. Windows and most other OSs do use virtual memory but it's not a complete substitute for RAM.




C38368

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#7 11 years ago
Bs|Archaon;3512689I doubt the system would boot. Windows and most other OSs do use virtual memory but it's not a complete substitute for RAM.

It won't. The computer will fail at POST, you get an error code and the screen sits there and stares back at you blankly.




SVD_Sniper

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#8 11 years ago
C38368;3512744It won't. The computer will fail at POST, you get an error code and the screen sits there and stares back at you blankly.

But then if I turn it off and put my RAM back in, would everything be "fine and dandy" (okay lol) ? One the RAM is back in place it would be like it was never removed?

The reason is nothing more than curiosity. And im considering doing it to the other PC in the house, and then appearing to be a technical genius and fixing it in 10 seconds flat :p Because its there, true, and also because I have too much free time and too little to do.




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#9 11 years ago

As long as you don't short anything out, by touching the wrong piece, at the wrong time, or while standing next to a cat... :uhm:

C38368;3512744the screen sits there and stares back at you blankly.

I can feel my mind going Dave... ... ...

A computer needs four things. A Processor, RAM, a power supply, and a motherboard to connect them. A keyboard is only needed to interact with the computer, and a screen is only needed to see the "output" of the computer ( a printer could be used instead...). An operating system is only needed if you intend to do anything with the computer...

Why don't you buy a used PC at a flea market, or garage sale, and then take it completely apart, and put it back together again. Like a model kit?




SVD_Sniper

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#10 11 years ago

Would be fun to tinker around and see what would happen........ :p

[edit] Like im doing now but without risking fubaring my nice PC lol




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