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jkirkerx19-Jan-22 8:49
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That happen to my Dell T3600 Workstation after about 7 years. I have 32 gigs of Ram and 16 disappeared.

It turned out to be the board and not the RAM. I was bummed. But RAM is pretty tough, never really had a RAM stick go bad on me. Mostly just incompatible RAM not working right because I bought it from Frys. But that was last century.

Found a replacement board on EBay for $50. Now all 32 Gigs work. But I had to software license everything again, and that finally got me in trouble with the BSA about a month later. I'm still using this rig, been 10 years now I think. Took me a few of months to settle with the BSA.

My new Rig that I ordered from Dell Nov 15, 2021 shows up today. Bought a new Dell 5820 with a 10 core Xeon and RX A400 card. NVMe boot drive. Just bought a 2nd Flex Chassis for M.2 and another SSD SATA drive for long storage, plus new Microsoft/Adobe software license keys. It's the most I ever paid for a computer. Also bought a new EOS R6 Camera and RF 24-70 lens for my product photos and new 4K videos to advertise with.

The case for replace is to beat inflation, hindered by supply chain shortages. Add on boosted productivity and extra power to pursue more complex stuff like AI, or mess with crypto currencies.

The case for repair, well not much of a case, except for perhaps saving money, but maybe open a can of works with software licensing if you have to replace the board. Having old slow ports like old USB.

Up to you really. For me it's the year to up my game with modern hardware to match or exceed my skill level. So far all the new stuff I have purchased over the last 2 years has paid off huge for me with big ROI! If you see the potential go for it and buy new stuff.
If it ain't broke don't fix it
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