FACE PALM :(

Well, for xmas, the wife asked me what I wanted. I immediately hollard NEWEGG gift card 🙂 for weeks I have been wanting to upgrade my Asus hyperv server to more ram.

Researching for many weeks, finding out it needs x8 ram and can have a max of 32 gigs of it. So over those weeks I added the ( what I thought was correct ) ram to my shopping cart and thought after xmas (boxing day ) I would buy the ram.

Getting all excited and NOT remembering that my server uses x2 x8 ram NOT X4, guess what i ordered 32 gigs of ? YEP x4 🙁 how did I find this out to late ? after putting it all in after powering off all my vms AND after I pulled it out of the rack to install the ram.

Installing it back in the rack and powering it on I get the power of full throttle fans and no video 🙁

Of course I start trouble shooting it, thinking maybe one of the chips wasn’t seated etc etc. Nope, wasn’t that. Took it all out and put in a 2 gig stick I had and wola it boots.

After looking at the box and checking the pn# from Kingston I realized that I added the wrong ram to my cart 🙁 FML LESSON LEARNED

However the good out comes of this were :

A) some great photo’s of the server 🙂
B) newegg.ca was great at returning and refunding.
C) got to install my new HP dual Gb pci-e NIC

Some pics.

RAM & NIC

Server out & ram in !

Looking Pretty, but no booting.

NIC.

Inside the clean Server