weird substance on removed ram

aceliwen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 21, 2006
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Heya.

I installed two new gigs of ram tonight in my white Macbook and, while putting the Apple supplied ram away, I noticed a white, almost paint like substance covering the gold connection...bits. Sorry, I don't know all my terminology.

Anyway, I've installed ram in desktops before, but I've never seen something like this. It wiped away fairly easily, although I wish now that I'd taken pictures.

Has this happened to anyone else? I had searched the forums but I didn't see anything....
 

Foxglove9

macrumors 68000
Jan 14, 2006
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New York City
I'm thinking it could be some thermal paste. Not sure why it would be on the gold connectors. Did it look intentional or just a tiny bit smeared on irregularly?

Was it the connectors on the ram or the socket?
 

thr33face

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May 28, 2006
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i had white flaky stuff on the right ram module. not on the connector but on the chips. it didn´t hurt anything.