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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  1. Hi bendyferret and welcome to Tom's hardware forum.

    Cna u test the rig with only one RAM stick installed?
  2. 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.
  3. Can u test the G.Skill in another rig?
  4. 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
  5. The only thing that I can thing about this is a compatibility problem since the RAM works fine in other mobo.
  6. 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.

  7. 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?
  8. By default the mobo select the best speed for the RAM that u install.
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