pc won't boot after replacing new ram

I recently tried to replace my 2gb ddr3 1333mhz(oc) ram with 4gb ddr3 1600mhz ram.My motherboard is intel dh61ww, I know it can only support max 1333mhz but still my pc won't boot with the new ram .why so?
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  1. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dh61ww.html
    do you have the last bios 118 installed it could be your missing ram code to post. a lot of mb if the bios is not updated some ram wont work in the system.
  2. check the ram voltages in the bios if you can---- what wont boot--- the BIOS -- windows---- will it even turn on-- do the fans spin on the CPU fan????? UMMM Also it it ecc RAM or NON ECC ram-- you definatly want non ECC ------


    I think it is maybe a voltage thing---- what are the volatages for the 2 memory sticks
  3. smorizio said:
    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dh61ww.html
    do you have the last bios 118 installed it could be your missing ram code to post. a lot of mb if the bios is not updated some ram wont work in the system.


    updated the bios but still won't boot with the new ram
  4. Chris Wilson said:
    check the ram voltages in the bios if you can---- what wont boot--- the BIOS -- windows---- will it even turn on-- do the fans spin on the CPU fan????? UMMM Also it it ecc RAM or NON ECC ram-- you definatly want non ECC ------


    I think it is maybe a voltage thing---- what are the volatages for the 2 memory sticks


    both rams have 1.5V, the machine won't even turn on , the cpu fan does not spin and its a non ECC ram
    this is the ram:
    http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vengeance-ddr3-4-gb-1-x-gb-pc-ram-cmz4gx3m1a1600c9/p/itmd2rypbx4eehaf?pid=RAMD2RYPMVWCEK6E
  5. actually removing the ram and power cord and pressing the power button for 10 sec did the trick.

    thanks for replying :)
  6. Glad to see your pc worked-- sorry for not responding for 2 days I have been busy
  7. I realize this is an older thread, but this may be helpful: I just replaced the RAM in my laptop. All went smoothly until I tried to reboot...crickets.
    I was reading about the voltage compatibility and other issues described above, so I thought that could be an issue. I took the back off again and something didn't look right - I pushed the stick in deeper (sorry) and rebooted and that fixed it straight away. So always make sure the hardware is installed correctly!

    On an unrelated note, when I wanted to find this thread in order to post this response, I searched in this website's search bar for pc won't boot after replacing new ram and then "pc won't boot after replacing new ram" and couldn't find this page. Plugged it into Gurgle and I found it that way. Not good.
    Cheers
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