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September 15, 2010 12:03:45 PM

Just bought some new RAM for my machine. Put it in, now it won't turn on. Any ideas?


The shuttle:


The RAM:


I've tested it with this RAM and it works fine...


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a c 163 } Memory
September 15, 2010 3:03:00 PM

Hi bendyferret and welcome to Tom's hardware forum.

Cna u test the rig with only one RAM stick installed?
September 15, 2010 4:21:52 PM

Yes, it boots with one or both sticks of the OCZ... but I've tried with both the G-Skill sticks separately and neither work in either slot.
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a c 163 } Memory
September 15, 2010 4:34:17 PM

Can u test the G.Skill in another rig?
September 16, 2010 12:10:21 PM

Yes, the G-skill works fine on a Gigabyte- EX58 UD5, both sticks.

The only difference I can see between the two is the timings... OCZ is 9-9-9-20, G-skill is 9-9-9-24 2N
a c 163 } Memory
September 16, 2010 2:20:31 PM

The only thing that I can thing about this is a compatibility problem since the RAM works fine in other mobo.
September 16, 2010 4:33:50 PM

That was my first guess, but all the numbers add up...


2 x 240 pin DDR3 DIMM slots,4GB per DIMM (Max 8GB)
Dual Channel DDR3 800/1066


8 GB
Dual channel

I see no reason why it shouldn't work.

September 16, 2010 4:35:17 PM

Ah, funny how its clearer when I write it down. The shuttle takes 800/1066 but the ram runs at 1333. Do you think I can slow it down in BIOS?
a c 163 } Memory
September 16, 2010 4:42:56 PM

By default the mobo select the best speed for the RAM that u install.