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MSI P43 NEO-F + Corsair CM2x2048-6400C5 ver3.1 = fail


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I got the mb and the memory mentioned above and i have problem getting it to run at all. It keeps stopping as soon as i turn it on as the screen never gets activated and bios ofc never shows as a result of it.

Could i please have the exact working condition for these plz?:o:

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nope, thats exactly what i did when i tried about 30 mins ago. cant enter bios or anything for that matter as long as that ram is inserted, if i take it out and put one of my old ones in and enter bios that way and set the specific settings for the new ram i still get same result
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nope, thats exactly what i did when i tried about 30 mins ago. cant enter bios or anything for that matter as long as that ram is inserted, if i take it out and put one of my old ones in and enter bios that way and set the specific settings for the new ram i still get same result

 

What BIOS version are you using? You may need a BIOS Update to get it working. If this happens with both sticks singly, then I would look to a BIOS update. What is the old DRAM Speed and Voltage?

 

Edit: Be sure to use the proper BIOS. MSI uses different PCB versions for the same model.

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its running on ver 1.7 which i belive is the latest.

The old ram is Corsair TWIN2X 6400C4 DDR2, 2048MB CL4. I run these on auto settings and they seem to work fine, but why settle for less when i have more :D: No idea what settings they are running on tho, but seemed to run fine on the new memory settings afaik, never tried it beyond bios POST

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its running on ver 1.7 which i belive is the latest.

The old ram is Corsair TWIN2X 6400C4 DDR2, 2048MB CL4. I run these on auto settings and they seem to work fine, but why settle for less when i have more :D: No idea what settings they are running on tho, but seemed to run fine on the new memory settings afaik, never tried it beyond bios POST

 

You do know that 6400C4 is faster than 6400C5? The lower the latency, the faster the DRAM.

 

At any rate. I would perform a Hard System Reset.

Download Memtest86+ V2.11 from--->

Download CPU-z from
.

  1. Shut the system down
  2. Remove the power cord
  3. Remove the CMOS Battery
  4. Set the CMOS_CLR Jumper to On
  5. Press the power button for 10 seconds
  6. Let sit for 10 minutes
  7. Set the CMOS_CLR Jumper to Off
  8. Insert the CMOS Battery
  9. Insert the Power Cord
  10. Restart the system
  11. Enter the BIOS
  12. Load Default Settings
  13. Save Default Settings
  14. Shut Down

 

Insert a single stick of DRAM in the first slot.

 

Restart, enter BIOS (If You Can) and load these values:

Advanced BIOS Features

Cell Menu

DOT Control = Disabled
Intel EIST = Disabled
Adjust CPU FSB Frequency = 333MHz (1333Mhz QDR)
Adjust CPU Ratio = 9.5

Advanced DRAM Configuration = Manual

Memory Clock = 800

Memory Timings = Manual
DRAM CAS# Latency (tCL) = 5
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) = 5
DRAM RAS# Precharge (tRP) = 5
DRAM RAS# Active to Precharge (tRAS) = 18
DRAM tRFC = 66
DRAM tWR: Auto
DRAM tWTR = Auto
DRAM tRRD = Auto
DRAM tRTP = Auto
1N/2N Memory Timing = 2N

FSB/Memory Ratio = 1333:800
Adjust PCI-e Frequency = 100Mhz
Auto Disable DIMM/PCI Frequency = Enabled
CPU Voltage = Auto
Spread Spectrum = Enabled
Memory Voltage = 1.9v 
MCH Voltage: 1.3v
FSB VTT Voltage = Auto

 

Shut the system down. Insert a single stick of DRAM into the first and third slot (closest to the CPU). This gives you a stick in slot 1 and slot 3. oot to the Memtest CD and allow for two full passes.

 

Results?

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its running on ver 1.7 which i belive is the latest.

The old ram is Corsair TWIN2X 6400C4 DDR2, 2048MB CL4. I run these on auto settings and they seem to work fine, but why settle for less when i have more :D: No idea what settings they are running on tho, but seemed to run fine on the new memory settings afaik, never tried it beyond bios POST

 

FYI Version # has NOTHING to do with WHEN they were made.

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You do know that 6400C4 is faster than 6400C5? The lower the latency, the faster the DRAM.

 

At any rate. I would perform a Hard System Reset.

Download Memtest86+ V2.11 from--->

Download CPU-z from
.

  1. Shut the system down
  2. Remove the power cord
  3. Remove the CMOS Battery
  4. Set the CMOS_CLR Jumper to On
  5. Press the power button for 10 seconds
  6. Let sit for 10 minutes
  7. Set the CMOS_CLR Jumper to Off
  8. Insert the CMOS Battery
  9. Insert the Power Cord
  10. Restart the system
  11. Enter the BIOS
  12. Load Default Settings
  13. Save Default Settings
  14. Shut Down

 

Insert a single stick of DRAM in the first slot.

 

Restart, enter BIOS (If You Can) and load these values:

Advanced BIOS Features

Cell Menu

DOT Control = Disabled
Intel EIST = Disabled
Adjust CPU FSB Frequency = 333MHz (1333Mhz QDR)
Adjust CPU Ratio = 9.5

Advanced DRAM Configuration = Manual

Memory Clock = 800

Memory Timings = Manual
DRAM CAS# Latency (tCL) = 5
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) = 5
DRAM RAS# Precharge (tRP) = 5
DRAM RAS# Active to Precharge (tRAS) = 18
DRAM tRFC = 66
DRAM tWR: Auto
DRAM tWTR = Auto
DRAM tRRD = Auto
DRAM tRTP = Auto
1N/2N Memory Timing = 2N

FSB/Memory Ratio = 1333:800
Adjust PCI-e Frequency = 100Mhz
Auto Disable DIMM/PCI Frequency = Enabled
CPU Voltage = Auto
Spread Spectrum = Enabled
Memory Voltage = 1.9v 
MCH Voltage: 1.3v
FSB VTT Voltage = Auto

 

Shut the system down. Insert a single stick of DRAM into the first and third slot (closest to the CPU). This gives you a stick in slot 1 and slot 3. oot to the Memtest CD and allow for two full passes.

 

Results?

 

Seems like ive located the problem, one of the two 2gb was never able to load to bios screen no matter what dram slot i inserted it in, the other however works like a charm on autosettings in any slot. So looks like i got warranty issues to take to corsairs :sunglasse

I also manage to find out there was some errors occuring running memtest on the two 1gb, so i thought it best to run with just the single 2gb, it passed the test with flying colors.

cheers for all your advise Derek

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