Just when you think you know (geek post)

So I started building my render boxes which I've written about before here...

So I put the first box together... powered it on... NO POST

Unplugged stuff ya know tried to isolate the problem... it has 4x2gb RAM sticks in it so I took two out as a test... It posted...

Hmmm I said.... and started to google stuff....

Now the reason I chose this MainBoard is because it was like the only one that matched all the specs I needed... Its a Gigabyte GA-EGG43M-S2H

So after doing research I've found out the MBoard will only support 4 RAM modules IF they are single sided... The modules I bought are double sided apparently... when looking through RAM specs at newegg or other online stores it does not even list whether they are single or double sided...

So I wanted to use all 8gb's of RAM because the Mboard supports it BUT it won't work with what I purchased....sigh....

So my options are to either...

Return the RAM (if I can?!) and look for single sided 2gb modules and buy those...

or

Return the Main Boards and search for another that has the specs I need...

BUT I have to check neweggs return policy because I bought this stuff before I left for Europe over a month ago....

Well if worse comes to worse they will only have 4gb's of RAM...

On the positive side its whisper quiet... like it makes NO SOUND at all... I can't even tell that its on by the sound of it and the CPU is at 27' idle...

So I might just have 16 gigs of extra RAM sitting around ....

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