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MSI K8N NEO 2 Platinum/TwinX1024-3200LLPT NO BOOT


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The compatability search says they should work, BUT.

All I get is Bleeeeeeeeep Bleeeeeeeeep Bleeeeeeeeep. :confused:

They ran perfect in my NF7s up to 246fsb @ 11-2-2-2.

Tried Bios 1.3 1.36b 1.2 1.37, back now on 1.2.All the same. :(:

Oh by the way running now with 2 x 256Mb Ballistix till I get this sorted.

Also tried slots 1&2 and 3&4.

With & without Ocz booster.

High volts / low volts, tight timings / slack timings.

Antec 550w True power / Tagan 420w.


Running out of ideas.Numbers on ram are:-


CMX512-3200LLPT xms3205v1.1 [0321140}


XMS3200 512MB 400MHz 2326-1T


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Yes, first tried them at 200fsb sync 6-2-3-2 default volts.

Since then have tried just about every combination of speeds timings and voltages.

They run fine in the Nforce 2 board, but this Nforce 3 board just won't recognise them, can't even get to the bios.

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Please make sure you have the latest BIOS installed in your MB and load optimized/optimal default settings, and try the following BIOS settings;

TwinX512 or TwinX1024-3200LL

Advanced Chipset:

Memclock Mode: Manual (400)

Bank Interleaving: 4/Enabled

Burst Length: 4

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T

SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T

SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): T

SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 2T

SDRAM Command Rate: 1T

Frequency Voltage Control:

Spread Spectrum: Enabled

CPU FSB Clock: 200

DDR Voltage: 2.7/2.75 Volts

All other settings should be set to default settings!

Then please test them one at a time with http://www.memtest.org and let’s make sure it's not some other issue! I would run the test for at least 2-3 passes to be sure!

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Ran memtest @ those settings.

One stick passed with no errors.

The other one just went straight to bleeeeeeeeep bleeeeeeeeep bleeeeeeeeep.

So tested both sticks together in Abit NF7s V2.0. @ default settings and @ 200fsb 11-2-2-2 2.7v and @ 5-2-2-2, they passed all tests with no errors.

Going to try running 2 x 256Mb Crucial Ballistix @ 200 5-2-2-2 2.7v see if that gives any errors, that could point to the M/B or CPU as the Problem. :confused:

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Ok thanks, ran the tests with the crucial and they passed with no errors, which may suggest it's the Corsair.But I'm now having problems with the sata raid controller aswell, so the problems could be down to the Motherboard.

Going to take it back this weekend and swap that first, if the Corsair does'nt work on the new board then I'll send that back to you.

I'm really hoping it's not the memory, because these are (BH-5 Chips) and they can run at 5-2-2-2 on an Abit NF7s all day long with no errors at all, was really looking forward to seeing what they could do on this NF-3 Board :sigh!:

Anyway thanks for your help, I'll get back to you when I've swapped the M/B, hopefully it will be good news.

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Managed to get the board replaced, but i'm still having the same problem.

One stick does work but if i try the other one or both together i just get the bleeeep bleeeeps and no boot.

The really confusing part is that on the Abit NF7s they will pass memtest for hours on end with no errors.

Are you sure that they are compatable with the Msi Neo 2 Platinum, as I live in the UK and don't want to send them all the way to USA for you to test them and find nothing wrong, then send them back again costing a fortune in the process.

Thanks again, Dave

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  • 3 weeks later...

Recieved the 3200XL sticks today, first attempt booted up fine at 5-2-2-2.

So slackened the timings off to 7-3-3-2.5 went up to 250 HTT 1:1 no prob :biggrin:

Tried them at 8-4-4-3 and they went up to 285 HTT :bigeyes:

Plenty more to go yet :eek: Thank you very very much.

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  • 2 weeks later...
I have the same MB and RAM (3200-XLPRO version; it's on the list). I get the same "beeeeep" over and over when I start the computer. No post, no screen, no chance to get to the bios. Everything is running: fans, HD, video card, MB fans are running also. Re-re-re-checked the connections. 560W power supply. I read the 'davefran' post: "Recieved the 3200XL sticks today, first attempt booted up fine at 5-2-2-2." How did he get this to work if he was unable to get the bios? Or did something change with the RAM he used. Any help with this is appreciated. Thanks, Pat...
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I've already RMA'd the RAM (and the MB just in case). When it all comes back I will try resetting the bios or using one stick at a time then running memtest. Problem was that I could not even get a screen to doing any bios work. You suggested that use different RAM to get to the bios and I had sent the XLPRO back before I got your message. Great idea and I will do that if the new stuff doesn't work. Then re-work the bios, then add the new XLPRO and see what happens. If that doesn't work then I'll get the XLPT. Thanks.
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Ram Guy:

Working on a solution for my:MSI Neo2 Platinum with CORSAIR XMS, Xtra-Low Latency 2-2-2-5, 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200, Model TWINX1024-3200XLPRO incompatability problem. I RMA'd the Corsair since one of the sticks did not work in my other computer (Intel based), so I should have a new set of modules soon. Corsair says this memory should work, but I still get no post and from what I read in the forums this memory is not working with the MSI Neo2. You suggested re-setting the latency to 2-3-2-5, since it comes 2-2-2-5 out of the box, and that should make it work.


I also read everything you had to say about the MSI Neo2 Platinum and it looks like the best bet for the RAM that will work the best out of the box is: Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200; Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT (2-3-3-6 T1).


Will this Memory work the best 'right out of the box'? What does the "T1" mean? If so, I will order it. Let me know ASAP as my gaming computer is down in the meantime. Thanks, Pat...

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