How to clear the CMOS for my Shuttle Computer and where is the button?

February 16, 2013

If you are having problems booting the computer or computer won’t post, you can usually solve the problem by clearing the CMOS.

Here is how to clear the CMOS:

Answer A:  Clear CMOS button is usually located on the back of computer.  A tiny hole located on the top left or bottom right depending on the model.

Answer B:  Before clearing the CMOS,

1. remove the power cord first,

2. insert one end of paperclip into hole,

3. hold the paperclip pushed in for 30 seconds,

4. plug the power cord back in and restart the computer,

5. press “DEL” on your keyboard to enter BIOS Setting,

6. select “Load Optimized Default” or “Load Default”,

7. press F10 to save and exit, done.

Once the computer posts and boots properly, you might want to go back into the BIOS and configure settings.



Ivy Bridge for the XH61

April 25, 2012

Update Update

I received a response from Tech Support at Shuttle, he advised that they did test an Ivy Bridge processor on the XH61, but it wouldn’t post.  So, they are waiting for Shuttle HQ to do the BIOS update and will let me know when it’s available.



I stand corrected, there are 2 Intel Ivy Bridge processors out now with 65W TDP.
The i7-3770S 3.1Ghz Quad core LGA1155 and an i5-3450S 2.8Ghz Quad core LGA1155.

I’m checking with Shuttle now to see if they will be providing support for Ivy Bridge on the XH61 model.
As soon as I hear back from them, I will let you know.

I noticed someone was searching for info on Intel Ivy Bridge for the Shuttle XH61 model, so I thought I would address that now.

The Ivy Bridge CPUs that Intel just released are 95W TDP, the XH61 model will only take 65W TDP, so as of right now there is no support for the Ivy Bridge on the XH61.  I’m not sure if Intel will be releasing an Ivy Bridge CPU with a 65W TDP when the other Ivy Bridge CPUs come out later this year.

If anyone else has any information regarding this, please let us know.

2.5″ Hard drives in the SH67H3

October 25, 2011

You can install 2.5″ hard drives in the SH67H3. You need a 3.5″ to 2.5″ bay converter which gives the capability of installing 2 – 2.5″ drives.

I used the SilverStone brand bay converter on the demo unit I built and installed a Crucial M4 SSD drive.
The SSD drives increase the load and application speed considerably, they are well worth the money.

I can recommend the Crucial M4 SSD drives, as I have had no problems with these drives. I have read several poor reviews on the OCZ SSD drives, so do your homework before you buy one.

Shuttle SX58J3 Barebones price

May 26, 2010

Shuttle is not releasing the price until the end of the week, hopefully it will be Friday. I will post as soon as I get it.

New Shuttle model with a 6 Core Processor option

April 24, 2010

Shuttle has slated a June release for a new model for the “Pro” series that will take the Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition or an Intel Xeon 6 core processors. This model is designed for high performance workstations for animation and graphics professionals. Shuttle takes the leading computer-aided design (CAD), digital content creation (DCC), and visualization applications to a new level of interactivity by enabling unprecedented capabilities in performance, programmability, and precision.

Shuttle SG41J1 has Arrived!

February 11, 2010

Order the SG41J1 now, we were only able to get 12 units out of the first shipment, supplies are limited. They are available on our website for $205.99.

Shuttle SG41J1

January 29, 2010

We’ve added the SG41J1 model to our website at a cost of $205.99 for pre-ordering. Remember this unit has an availability ETA of 2/15/10. Get your orders in early and be the first on the list for fast delivery.

Shuttle SG41J1, SH55J2 and SX58J3 Availability

January 25, 2010

Turns out the SG41J1 will be the only one available in February, between the 15th – 20th.
We will have the SG41J1 model available on our website for purchasing then.
Quantities will be limited, so if you would like to reserve one, send us an email with your name, address and phone number to I hope to have the price by Thursday, this week.

The SH55J2 has an ETA for the end of March and the SX58J3 won’t be available until some time in May.

We will keep everyone posted, as soon as we know the scoop.

Shuttle J Series

January 23, 2010

The Shuttle J series will be available in February 2010, prices should be posted next week. One of the new features of the “J Series” is the capability to use any Mini-Itx motherboard you like. Install the Zotac GeForce GF9300-I-E motherboard with the GeForce 9300 graphics processor and onboard WiFi. The GF9300-I-E motherboard has the Hybrid SLI for flawless high definition Blu-Ray playback and NVIDIA CUDA technology for accelerated video processing capabilities. This motherboard takes an Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad and up to 8GB of memory. The perfect high performance, small footprint for a home theater PC.

Shuttle’s New Laptop Platform

January 16, 2010

Standardized laptops from 10″ – 17″ in size, lightweight and thin.

You choose the chassis to meet your needs, by size, color and components, now this sounds the same as purchasing a Dell, HP, Asus or Toshiba.  But, here is the kicker, in 1 to 2 years after
you’ve spent $1200 – $2000 on your laptop you don’t have to purchase a new laptop because its now obsolete or discontinued.  With Shuttle’s new standardized systems, you can easily
upgrade the components for a fraction of the cost of buying a new laptop.  Just like you can in a standard component desktop.

And unlike Dell, HP and the other large OEMs, the upgrade components will be readily available from any vendor or retail parts store that’s participating in the program.

Shuttle also announced that they have created the GXT Mini, an “external graphics card device” that will connect to these laptops and uses a “desktop graphics card”.   So, for the Gaming and high
end graphics users, this device will be a major plus.  It will alleviate the heat problem of the high end graphics cards inside the laptop and save power.  They also stated that the device will soon cross platforms to a desktop also.

This is going to be a win win solution, for the environment as you’re not tossing out entire laptops and with the flexibility, will save end users a ton of money in the long term.

A couple different designs of the new Shuttle laptops

Interchangeable motherboard designs