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magicman

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Good afternoon (New Zealand time),

 

This is my 1st ever post, just joined, and hello everyone :)

 

I bought 2 sticks of 4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance Ram for my AMD Athlon II quad core 64 bit pc, and upon turning on the pc with them in, the monitor says its going to sleep....how dare it!!! Lol.

 

Would it be ok to post my pc specs, i.e motherboard number etc, so as to be more helpful in getting a solution to my problem?

 

THanks.

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Ok thought I'd post the specs.

 

THe ram i bought is 2 x 4GB OF CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G, and my PC specs are:

 

AMD ATHLON II X4 620

ASUS M4N68T-M MOTHERBOARD

NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 240 GRAPHICS CARD

4GB DDR3 RAM

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM

64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM

 

It says on the corsair website that the RAM is compatible with my PC, but the monitor doesnt work when I put the corsair ram in.

 

My knowledge of desktops is very limited.

 

Any help would be much appreciated, thankyou.

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hi magicman.

 

Thers only 2 memory slot on your board so for sure u put only CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G on mothearboard.

 

Put back old memory Go in bios set it to default and save.

Check if bios is up to date.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4N68TM/#specifications

Put back CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G And see if it wock.

If not try 1 stick ove CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G at the time and see if one defect.

If it worck with only one ove CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G stick, then you ave defective memory.

Take it back to store or ask for RMA

Hope this help you.

Sincely yours.

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hi magicman.

 

Thers only 2 memory slot on your board so for sure u put only CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G on mothearboard.

 

Put back old memory Go in bios set it to default and save.

Check if bios is up to date.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4N68TM/#specifications

Put back CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G And see if it wock.

If not try 1 stick ove CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G at the time and see if one defect.

If it worck with only one ove CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9G stick, then you ave defective memory.

Take it back to store or ask for RMA

Hope this help you.

Sincely yours.

 

Hi thankyouvery much for you're input, I will try this tonight and let you know what happens, cheers. I'm just not sure what a bios is? I'm not really pc savvy.

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Can you tell me what to do with the bios? I know how to get into it but i dont have a clue what to do from there.......

 

I havnt done anything with the BIOS before so havnt a clue what to do or how to update it or what im supposed to update.

 

If someone would kindly give me a step by step guide as to what to do from here that would be really helpful.

 

Thanks.

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Have you changed any settings for CPU or memory in the MB BIOS?

I would just try what I suggested previously just install just one of modules and see if it will let you post and go to BIOS setup then load setup defaults it will be an option under the Exit Menu in BIOS setup.

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Have you changed any settings for CPU or memory in the MB BIOS?

I would just try what I suggested preciously just install just one of modules and see if it will let you post and go to BIOS setup then load setup defaults it will be an option under the Exit Menu in BIOS setup.

 

I tried installing one of the modules and nothing happens...... just comes up with a notepad page of mumbo jumbo lettering :mad:

 

Where exactly do I find the option to save the bios to default??

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I am sorry but who built the system for you? Are they available to help you with this?

 

Sorry to be incredibly vague all the time.

 

I bought the pc of a company about 2-3 years ago. I suppose I could email them.

 

In fact i might as well take it to a near by pc shop, i'm only going to screw my computer up messing around with stuff i know nothing about.

 

Thanks for your guys help tho, much appreciated.

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  • 1 year later...
I bought Corsair Vengeance 1600 memory (2x4gb) for an MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 motherboard with an AMD Athlon X4 740X Socket FM2 3.2 ghz quad-core CPU and the I had this EXACT problem. I think the memory is too fast for the processor. If I get any new info I will post it in this forum.
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I think the memory is too fast for the processor. If I get any new info I will post it in this forum.

Memory doesn't quite work that way. When it is first installed it will default to a slower speed to be sure of a successful post. In your case it would default to 1066mhz and not 1600mhz.

 

1600mhz with an AMD CPU can only be achieved by overclocking the processor.

 

If your not getting a video signal it could be a bad stick. Try one at a time in the first slot and see what the results are. If one sticks boots okay and the other doesn't then you have your answer.

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See, this is what I thought a few weeks ago. So, I RMAed my Mobo and received a new one. After installing the CPU etc, I was having the same problem. The specialist took a look at the computer and could not figure it out either. So, we are returning the motherboard and ordering a different manufacturer. Thank you very much MSI. I hope this works :P
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  • 1 month later...
I finally was able to fix the computer and it works fine now. I considered the problem a month ago and I dismissed it because it was unlikely. But, I was wrong. The problem was that the clock speed on the memory was 1.6ghz but, my motherboard was pre-configured to use 1.3ghz memory. So, I bought a stick of 1.3ghz memory and changed the setting. Then, I returned the memory and installed the 1.6ghz.
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