Is my RAM too fast?

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Just built my PC and it wont boot up (Can't even see the bios). The heatsink fan makes maybe one turn and then stops and the computer reboots. Could it be that the ram is too fast for the motherboard?

GX-044-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO)
£119.99 £119.99
CD-037-NE NEC ND3550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Silver) - OEM (CD-037-NE)
£18.50 £18.50
CA-012-AN Antec Super LANBOY Aluminum Super Mini Tower Case - No PSU (CA-012-AN)
£29.99 £29.99
MY-012-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 LA PC2-5400 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-5400PHU2-2GBLA) (MY-012-GS)
£119.99 £119.99
CP-126-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-126-IN)
£114.99 £114.99
MB-061-GI Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-061-GI)
£91.99 £91.99
HD-079-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB ST3250620AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-079-SE)
£49.95 £49.95
SC-040-CL Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (SC-040-CL)
£15.95 £15.95
CA-030-AN Antec TruePower 2.0 430W PSU (CA-030-AN)
£47.99 £47.99
Subtotal £609.34
VAT £106.64
Total £715.98
 
Soldato
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Nope, the ram is fine.

Either something is dead or you haven't plugged it all in.
Try with one stick of mem and unplug all the HDs/DVDs etc from the mobo + PSU.

CR.
 
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That RAM doesn't work with that board. I had the same stuff on my DS4 and ended up sending the memory back for some corsair xms2 pc5400.

I'm not sure if a BIOS upgrade has sorted it or not, maybe someone else will know.
 
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