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Basel/Reinach computer support/repair

Evening all,

Does anyone a PC repair/support contact in the Basel/Reinach area?

My Alienware Aurora R7 has a RAM/memory failure error light and seems the RAM needs replacing. It's probably a simple fix but I'm pretty green on this stuff and don't want to make things worse by doing things incorrectly.

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Re: Basel/Reinach computer support/repair

To be absolutely sure it's your RAM, you could try this https://www.memtest86.com/ You just need a spare USB stick.

It's really easy to replace RAM yourself, and the chances of screwing up are low. I'm sure you can find a youtube video explaining it in clear steps, but it really is as simple as "open up the case, remove the old ram, insert the new ram, don't touch the gold contacts". You can't put the RAM in the wrong way round. Just make sure you've got plenty of light so you can see what you're doing. If you're nervous, get an earthing strap, but I've been replacing RAM for years without one and never had a problem.

The only issue is getting the correct ram. I've checked the spec of your device, and you need DDR4, 2666MHz. You can have 4GB, 8GB or 16GB per slot (there are four slots). Digitec have these for 171 CHF - 4x 8GB - for example.
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Thanks a lot! Really appreciate you taking the time to send this reply.
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