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We're often talking about what hardware we want next, let's have a thread for the hardware that failed for us, whether that was well before it should have, or after a long and effective life.

 

Today I determined that one of my DDR3 DIMMs, one half of a G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL, is on the way out.  I'd been getting blue screens slightly more frequently, then a lot more frequently, so I fired up MemTest86+, and was able to determine all the slots were okay but one of the DIMMs isn't.

 

I can't really complain though.  It's been in my desktop for over 10 years, and has run for 70,188 hours, according to the SMART stats of the surviving hard drive - now a backup drive that itself has a backup - that was installed at the same time.  That's just over 8 years of runtime!

 

Its sibling DIMM continues to operate normally.  I don't know how long that will continue, but for now I'll let it be.

 

Desktop: Core i5 2500k "Sandy Bridge" | RX 480 8 GB | 32 GB DDR3 | 850 Evo + HDDs | Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W | 8.1 Pro

Laptop: MSI Alpha 15 | Ryzen 5800H | Radeon 6600M | 16 GB DDR4 | 512 GB SSD | 10 Home

Laptop history: MSI GL63 (2018) | HP EliteBook 8740w (acq. 2014) | Dell Inspiron 1520 (2007)

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Many memory modules have lifetime or 10-year warranties.  You might be able to get it replaced!

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Dell Precision 7770 (personal)

  • Intel Core i9-12950HX ("Alder Lake"), 8P+8E
    • 8× P cores ("Golden Cove"): 2.3 GHz base, 5.0 GHz turbo, hyperthreading
    • 8× E cores ("Gracemont"): 1.7 GHz base, 3.6 GHz turbo
  • 128GB DDR5-3600 (CAMM)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16GB (DGFF)
  • Storage:
    • 2TB system drive: Samsung 980 Pro, PCIe4
    • 24TB additional storage: 3× Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB, PCIe4 (Storage Spaces)
  • Windows 10 (Enterprise LTSC 2021)
  • 17.3" 3940×2160 display
  • Intel Wi-Fi AX211 (Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth)
  • 93Wh battery
  • IR webcam
  • Fingerprint reader

 

Dell Precision 7560 (work)

  • Intel Xeon W-11955M ("Tiger Lake")
    • 8×2.6 GHz base, 5.0 GHz turbo, hyperthreading ("Willow Cove")
  • 64GB DDR4-3200 ECC
  • NVIDIA RTX A2000 4GB
  • Storage:
    • 512GB system drive (Micron 2300)
    • 4TB additional storage (Sabrent Rocket Q4)
  • Windows 10 (Enterprise LTSC 2021)
  • 15.6" 3940×2160 display
  • Intel Wi-Fi AX210 (Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth)
  • 95Wh battery
  • IR webcam
  • Fingerprint reader

 

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On 4/5/2022 at 8:06 AM, Aaron44126 said:

Many memory modules have lifetime or 10-year warranties.  You might be able to get it replaced!

I looked that up, and it does have a lifetime warranty... but excludes wear and tear.  It seems somewhat contradictory, but I guess it means it it literally falls apart after 20 years, it's covered, but if it just wears out, it isn't?

 

Considering it was cheaper per GB in 2011 than the exact same stick is now, though, I feel like I got my money's worth.  I also found a secondhand upgrade that'll let me add 4 GB net for a pretty low cost.

Desktop: Core i5 2500k "Sandy Bridge" | RX 480 8 GB | 32 GB DDR3 | 850 Evo + HDDs | Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W | 8.1 Pro

Laptop: MSI Alpha 15 | Ryzen 5800H | Radeon 6600M | 16 GB DDR4 | 512 GB SSD | 10 Home

Laptop history: MSI GL63 (2018) | HP EliteBook 8740w (acq. 2014) | Dell Inspiron 1520 (2007)

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  • 2 months later...

If I list all of my hardware that has died, this list would be too long, but here are some of the more expensive failures I've had.

 

Lenovo Flex 3 1580 - Died due to failed BIOS update, appears to be bricked so hard that flashing the proper BIOS with an external flasher does nothing.

MSI GS60-2QE - Still works, but one of the RAM slots doesn't work, I tried reflowing it, but I don't have the proper tools and I didn't get it hot enough I guess. Probably gonna sell this, eventually.

980m 8GB - Some part of it died, trying to figure out which.

Thinkpad T430 - i7 3630QM, 16GB RAM, Intel HD 4000, 1080p display mod

Elitebook 8770W - i5 3320M (Temporary), 16GB RAM, GTX 980m (broken)

Main PC - AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, 64GB RAM, RTX 2080 Ti

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  • 2 weeks later...

I think the last hardware failure I had was my Thinkpad E14; somehow the display started going out (ended up being the main board) and eventually it gave up. Took out the ram and drives, and bought a Huawei Matebook 14; I'll miss that thing.

 

Also I guess my iPhone 12 since that's carrier locked in the US and I gotta mail that back to my egg donor.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Some of my most notorious dead hardware:

  • GPU PowerColor AMD Radeon HD 7870 Myst - OC
  • GPU Asus AMD Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP - OC
  • GPU PowerColor AMD Radeon R9 280X - Memory failure
  • GPU EVGA Nvidia GTX 780 Classified - PSU failure
  • SSD Corsair GT Force 3 90GB - Out of nowhere
  • MB GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 - Out of nowhere
  • HDD Western Digital RED 4TB - Power outage, died inside my NAS
  • Laptop HP Pavilion DV9000 - Motherboard failure
  • Laptop Lenovo G505 - Motherboard failure

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HP ZBOOK 17 G3 || Xeon E3-1535M v5 || 16 GB 2400MHz || Nvidia Quadro GTX M5000M || 1080p @60Hz
DELL PRECISION M6400 || C2Q QX9300 || Nvidia Quadro FX3700M || 1200p @60Hz || RETIRED

LG 27UK850-W || 2160p @60Hz || AMD Freesync
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