I bought a stick of 4gb 1600mhz ddr3 off ebay to replace my current 2x1gb 800mhz ddr2. It was shipped in a paper envelope and thin white foam bag which doesn't seem to be antistatic. I'm thinking it got shocked during transport but I want to rule out everything else before I return it. When I put it in and power on everything starts up but that's it. Nothing on screen or any post codes. I blew out the memory slots with an air duster before I installed it, removed the ddr2 modules, tried the other slot and updated my bios with no results. I don't have another motherboard or ddr3 stick to test against to be sure.
My motherboard supports both ddr2 and ddr3 up to 1600mhz but what I just realized from reading the manual is it only supports 1600mhz on certain am3 cpus (I use an Athlon II x2 250) but I can't find any list. The only other thing I can think of is the bios expects ddr2 and the cmos needs to be cleared.
To me everything seems to point to the ram being doa, but maybe someone knows better.
Edited by Maxammus, 09 May 2015 - 10:59 PM.