Wednesday, May 19th 2010

Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 Now with DDR3 Memory Support

Shuttle Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of multi-form-factor solutions such as the world-famous XPC Mini-PC Barebones, today announces the introduction of the Shuttle XPC
Barebone SG41J1 Plus. After the successful market launch of the XPC Barebone SG41J1 in February of this year, Shuttle now offers a model with DDR3 support. Finished totally in black and sporting a low-key illuminated XPC logo, the elegant Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 Plus certainly catches the eye.

With an overall capacity of up to 8 GB DDR3 RAM, the Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 Plus benefits from the use of Intel Core 2 series processors and offers a capable onboard graphics chip specially suited for office applications with the Intel GMA X4500. The model provides a 32-bit-PCI slot and PCI-Express-x16 slot for system expansions. The latter can also be fitted with a dual-slot graphics card, if desired.
Shuttle offers high versatility at low prices, making the Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 Plus interesting not just for office applications. Its high-quality chassis accommodates up to two hard disks and one optical drive. And thanks to support of the Mini-ITX standard, there's no problem when it comes to upgrading.

Additionally, there are plenty of connectors provided - USB 2.0, PS/2, parallel and COM ports, DVI, Kensington Lock, Gigabit-LAN and 6-channel sound are present. An efficient 250W power supply delivers the necessary power for the system.

Shuttle's proven heatpipe cooling system will soon be available as an option for the SG41J1 Plus.

The new Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 Plus is available from specialist retailers immediately. Shuttle's recommended price is EUR 159 (ex VAT).
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28 Comments on Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 Now with DDR3 Memory Support

#1
HeX_00
See I can't see it being a faulty board as it's perfectly solid running at 800MHz DC, or 1066MHz single stick.

Both with pass as many loops of Prime/IBT/LinX as you throw at it, and will game all day long no problem.

It's only when you try to go above 800MHz with two sticks that it throws a wobbler and won't boot.


The only other memory i've got to try is some Corsair 1600MHz stuff, i'll give it a go, but if it won't work with the Corsair 1333MHz, I doubt the 1600 will behave any differently (it's more than likely the same stuff just re-badged).
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InnocentCriminal
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HeX_00 said:
See I can't see it being a faulty board as it's perfectly solid running at 800MHz DC, or 1066MHz single stick.

Both with pass as many loops of Prime/IBT/LinX as you throw at it, and will game all day long no problem.

It's only when you try to go above 800MHz with two sticks that it throws a wobbler and won't boot.


The only other memory i've got to try is some Corsair 1600MHz stuff, i'll give it a go, but if it won't work with the Corsair 1333MHz, I doubt the 1600 will behave any differently (it's more than likely the same stuff just re-badged).
Definitely sounds like a BIOS issue, still, from my experiences they end up releasing new revisions of a board instead of a BIOS after a while. I think I saw 4GBs (2 x 2GB)
of Patriot RAM on eBay for like £40 or something, I'll see if I can find a link.
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Dingle
Hi all, I just want to post my similar experiences and thank you for posting your comments/advice which really helped!

I bought a Shuttle Barebones XPC SG41J1 Plus V2 Black (http://www.shuttle.eu/products/mini-pc/sg41j1-plus-v2/) ("Plus V2“ = DDR3 version with VGA and DVI port)

It came with BIOS version SG41P_00.101 which didn't post/boot with the following DDR3 RAM installed (the CPU and case fans spin/stay on but nothing is displayed on a screen plugged into the on-board VGA slot):
1 or 2 sticks of 2GB Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A XMS3 PC3-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3
2GB INTEGRAL PC3-8500 (1066 MHz) DDR3

but it did boot OK with
1GB Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9/1G PC3-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3

so I then flashed the BIOS to version SG41P_00.110 using a bootable DOS USB stick (instructions at http://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-boot-usb-stick.htm)

and now it boots fine with the
2 twin sticks of 2GB Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A XMS3 PC3-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3

and my final setup complete!

Cheers,
Sean
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