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kariyann

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Hi everybody,

 

I just bought a brand new configuration, but when I tried started it for the first time, my screen not boot (light stay orange).

 

So I identified the trouble, it seems to be caused by my Corsair DDR2 TWIN 4096 6400 C4DHX. Indeed I tried an old DDR2 (1024 667 MHz) and my system boot correctly.

 

My Corsair DDR2 is listed as compatible with my Motherboard MSI K9N Neo V2.

 

 

What can I do ?

 

Thanks

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Insert the single stick of old DDR2 and enter the BIOS. Load setup defaults, save setup defaults and enter these values:

Download Memtest86+ V2.01 from--->

Download CPU-z from--->
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Advanced BIOS Features

Cell Menu

DOT Control = Disabled
AMD Cool & Quiet = Enabled
HT Ratio = Auto
Adjust Extra CPU Voltage = Disabled
Adjust CPU FSB Frequency = 200
CPU Dynamic Overclocking = Disabled
Adjust CPU Ratio = Auto

Memclock Mode = Manual
Memclock Value = 800Mhz
Adjust DDR Voltage = 2.1v

Memory Configuration

MCT Timing Mode = Manual
CAS#Latency (TCL) = 4
tRAS = 12
tRP = 4
tRCD = 4
tRRD = Auto
tRC = Auto
1T/2T Memory Timing = 2T

CPU Voltage = Auto
Memory Voltage = 2.1v 
NB Voltage = 1.40v
SB Voltage = Auto
FSB VTT Voltage = Auto

After setting to these values, save them and shut down. Insert a single stick of the 6400 into the first slot (Closest to the CPU) and restart. Boot to the Memtest ISO. Allow for two full passes and if stable, shut the system down. Remove the stick of DRAM and insert the second stick into the third slot. Restart and Memtest. Finally, shut the system down and insert a stick in slot one and slot three. Restart and run memtest. If you pass, enter Windows and post a screenshot of CPU-z's CPU, Memory and SPD tabs.

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Hi DerekT thanks for your reply, but I haven't as much option in my bios as you have (like NB Voltage,SB Voltage and FSB VTT Voltage).

It seems that you probably have an Asus motherboard, while I've a MSI. That's probably because I don't have all your memory setup option.

 

I've tried all values you give without success.:(:

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Hi DerekT thanks for your reply, but I haven't as much option in my bios as you have (like NB Voltage,SB Voltage and FSB VTT Voltage).

It seems that you probably have an Asus motherboard, while I've a MSI. That's probably because I don't have all your memory setup option.

 

I've tried all values you give without success.:(:

 

That's MSI settings but I don't have the actual ones for your board.

 

Please post the actual settings for your CPU and memory after you press Ctrl + F1 and I will customize them for you. Do you have two or four modules?

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This is Default Settings of My Bios (with my Old DDR2 1024 667)

 

My PC Information on my Bios :

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+

CPU Id 0FB2h

CPU Frequency 3132 MHz

Bios Version V2.6 03/11/08

Physical Memory 1024 Mb

Usage Memory 1024 Mb

Cache Size 1024 Kb

 

Advanced Bios Features

Boot Sector Protection : Disabled (Enabled or Disabled)

Full Screen LOGO Display : Enabled (Enabled or Disabled)

Quick Booting: Disabled (Enabled or Disabled)

IOAPIC : Enabled (Enabled or Disabled)

MPS Table Version : 1.4 (1.1 or 1.4)

Chipset Feature :

- HPET : Disabled (Enabled or Disabled)

Boot Sequence :

 

Frequency/Voltage Control

Current CPU Frequency : 3132 MHz

Current DRAM Frequency : 667 MHz

 

AMD Cool'n'Quiet : Disabled (Enabled or Disabled)

Adjust CPU FSB Frequency : 200.9 (Can be set from 200.9 to 370.0)

Adjust CPU Ratio : Auto (Can be set from x4.5 900 MHz to x15.5 3100 MHz)

 

Advance DRAM Configuration :

- MCT Timing : Auto (Auto or Manual)

if set to manual, then : CAS#Latency TCC

Min RAS#ActiveTime TRAS

RAS# Percharge Time TRP

RAS# to CAS# Delay TRCD

Row to Row TRRD

Row Cycle Time

1T/2T Memory Timing

 

- FSB memory Ratio Auto (Auto ; 1:1 ; 1:1.33 ; 1:1.66 ; 1:2))

- Adjusted DDR Frequency (adjusted by the FSB memory Ratio)

 

HT Configuration

- MCP65 to AM2 FreqAuto : Enabled

 

Adjust PCI-E Frequency : 100 (Can be set from 100 to 150)

Auto Disable DIMM/PCI Frequency : Disabled

CPU Voltage : Auto (Can be set from 1,200 to 1,475V)

Memory Voltage : 1,90 (Min 1,90 Max 2,30)

Spread Spectrum : Enabled

 

 

Hope that can help you :roll: (my power supply is a 450W)

Moreover I've 4 DIMM emplacement and my Corsair memory is composed of 2 modules (each 2048 Mo).

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Download Memtest86+ V2.01 from--->

and extract the ISO image. Burn the ISO image to an CD-ROM disk.

Download CPU-z from
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Enter your BIOS. On the main BIOS screen press Ctrl + F1. You will see the screen flicker. Next select the MB Intelligent Tweaker option. On that screen you will see many additional settings that were not there before. Load setup defaults, save setup defaults and set these values:

Advanced Bios Features

Boot Sector Protection : Disabled
Full Screen LOGO Display : Disabled
Quick Booting: Enabled
IOAPIC : Enabled
MPS Table Version : 1.4 

Chipset Feature

HPET : Disabled

Frequency/Voltage Control
Current CPU Frequency : 3132 MHz
Current DRAM Frequency : 800 MHz

AMD Cool'n'Quiet : Disabled
Adjust CPU FSB Frequency : 200.9
Adjust CPU Ratio : Auto 

Advance DRAM Configuration

MCT Timing : Manual

CAS#Latency (tCL) = 4
Min RAS#ActiveTime (tRAS) = 12
RAS# Percharge Time (tRP) = 4                                                
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) = 4
Row to Row (tRRD) = Auto 
Row Cycle Time = Auto
1T/2T Memory Timing = 2T

FSB memory Ratio = Auto

HT Configuration
MCP65 to AM2 FreqAuto : Enabled

Adjust PCI-E Frequency : 100 
Auto Disable DIMM/PCI Frequency : Disabled
CPU Voltage : Auto 

Memory Voltage : 2.1v)
Spread Spectrum : Enabled

Run Memtest for two full passes. When assured of stable DRAM, then enter Windows and Run CPU-z and post screenshots of CPU-z's CPU, Memory and SPD tabs.

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  • 4 years later...

Hi DerekT,

 

I've got the same problem. Before, 2x1GB DDR2 6400 C4DHX sticked on slot 1 and slot 2. Now I have new 2x1GB DDR2 6400 C4DHX to make it 4GB on my MSI K9A2 Platinum Mainboard.

 

Before I applied your BIOS config (previous memory voltage is 1.8V) My computer can't booting with new memory sticked in slot 3 and slot 4. After I changed voltage to 2.1V, slots 3 detected and no error in memtest. But, if I sticks one piece more memory on to slot 4, it turns to black screen again.

 

I've tried your Advance DRAM Configuration settings but in my BIOS there's no 4 clocks other than CAS Latency, tRP minimum config available is 5 clocks and so tRCD, tRas minimun is 15 (12 is not available).

 

I check on CPU Z my current DRAM Frequency is 400MHz, whereas I've changed to 800MHz on my BIOS.

 

What can I do to make it 4GB run?

 

Thanks before DerekT!

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LOL I know what you mean Synthohol

 

padaang

You are running at DDR800 CPU-Z reports Actual Clock frequency not the DDR frequency. So 400 Mhz x 2 (because its double data rate) = DDR800!

However, if you install more than 2 double rank modules you may be limited to DDR667 333Mhz.

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