Is my RAM bad or just incompatible?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by JinTrigger, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. JinTrigger
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    So I just built my 1st computer but not without some roadblocks along the way. With the initial parts I had I was unable to boot and went through a tough troubleshooting spree. Eventually I came to realize the RAM was the issue...Thing is I need to know if the RAM was bad or just incompatible. Ive listed my build below along with the RAM that didnt work. I was wondering if someone could tell me if the RAM incompatible to my build or not.

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    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Asixjin/saved/zYgrxr

    Non-Working RAM
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/301283584874?txnId=1023035684020
     
  2. marcus134

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    ram type is incompatible, you took ram made for IBM blade server
     
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    Ok I see. Thank you for clearing that up...I needed to know weather to return it or sell it back on eBay.

    How could I have identified that myself?
     
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    I forgot
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    The mention of ibm in the title was a clue that the ram might be proprietary, otherwise I had to google the model number as the seller did a poor job by not providing a description for his product.
     
  6. JinTrigger
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    Yeah he did lol but it teaches me to do more research on the parts I buy. Honestly I only used eBay cause money was pretty thin for this.