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October 27, 2013 7:06:33 AM

I have an Apacer 4Gb ram that I just got not too long ago. I know I can use it on my motherboard but I need to overclock it. Please teach me. Thx in advance.


(The Apacer 4Gb ram is AU04GFA33C9TBGC)
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October 27, 2013 7:17:36 AM

What is the MB that the memory is going in?
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October 27, 2013 7:34:29 AM

Sorry, I should have seen the title of your post. In BIOS set the memory multiplier so that you get 1333MHz. Also set the timing to what ever the defaults are for that memory. Maybe 9-9-9-24 or 9-9-9-27 or something like that. I could not find any info on that memory you have.
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October 27, 2013 8:06:34 AM

spooky2th said:
Sorry, I should have seen the title of your post. In BIOS set the memory multiplier so that you get 1333MHz. Also set the timing to what ever the defaults are for that memory. Maybe 9-9-9-24 or 9-9-9-27 or something like that. I could not find any info on that memory you have.


Okay I hit a few problems now. In my bios, I found the timings for my Dram. However they are all set to auto. And I don't have choices like 9-9-9-24 or 9-9-9-27. I only have CAS Latency, tRCD, tRP, tRAS, tRTP, tRC, tWR, tRRD and tWTR. And as for the memory multiplier, I couldn't find it. I can send pictures of my bios if you want to.
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October 27, 2013 8:24:32 AM

Load optimized defaults first. This will most likely set up most of the BIOS for you. Then in Cell Menu, adjust the memory multiplier in FSB/DRAM Ratio to get 1333MHz, if it is not already there.

Save and reboot and see if your system is stable. If not go into BIOS again and enter Advanced DRAM Configuration. You should see those timing settings and then set them to the defaults of your memory. Maybe something like what I suggested above.
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October 27, 2013 8:32:25 AM

spooky2th said:
Load optimized defaults first. This will most likely set up most of the BIOS for you. Then in Cell Menu, adjust the memory multiplier in FSB/DRAM Ratio to get 1333MHz, if it is not already there.

Save and reboot and see if your system is stable. If not go into BIOS again and enter Advanced DRAM Configuration. You should see those timing settings and then set them to the defaults of your memory. Maybe something like what I suggested above.


Okay, on the FSB/DRAM Ratio, I can only get up to 1064mhz. Oh and by the way, when I use my 1333mhz ram, it just beeps 3 times meaning it can't detect it. So I had to use my 1GB Kingston ram to enter bios.
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October 27, 2013 8:41:27 AM

Try one stick at a time with the 1333MHz memory. Maybe you have some bad memory. Up the memory voltage some to what ever the default voltage is for your memory, set BIOS to that in DRAM Voltage.
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October 27, 2013 8:52:15 AM

spooky2th said:
Try one stick at a time with the 1333MHz memory. Maybe you have some bad memory. Up the memory voltage some to what ever the default voltage is for your memory, set BIOS to that in DRAM Voltage.


Okay, now when I want to change the voltage, it says press Left+Shift to increase the voltage. Which key is the left because I tried arrow key and they don't work... (Update: GOD I AM AN IDOT >.< Pressed wrong keys.... Anyway my ram doesn't write on the sticker how much voltage is needed but I check and they say it would be 1.5v to 1.75v. Currently my PC is running at 1.9v... Should I lower it?)

(Update 2) Okay... I am sure it is not my voltage issues. I have tested it by lowering the voltage. It still beeps 3 times. But by lowering the voltage to 1.5v, I have made my pc can't start. Well I have taken out the battery to reset the bios. While waiting, is there any other possible solutions?
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October 27, 2013 9:35:43 AM

Leave the memory voltage at 1.9V. It shouldn't hurt anything. Use your Kingston memory for now until you can get better memory and/or the specs of the memory 1333MHz you have.

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October 27, 2013 9:39:41 AM

spooky2th said:
Leave the memory voltage at 1.9V. It shouldn't hurt anything. Use your Kingston memory for now until you can get better memory and/or the specs of the memory 1333MHz you have.



I found the page with specs for my ram. Here it is:
http://ap.apacer.com/products/UDIMM-DDR3-1333
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October 27, 2013 11:05:36 AM

Did you try resetting CMOS before starting up with only the DDR3 installed?
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October 27, 2013 11:10:33 AM

rolli59 said:
Did you try resetting CMOS before starting up with only the DDR3 installed?


Yes I did. But the problem still remained.
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October 27, 2013 11:21:03 AM

Then it looks like you are stuck with the DDR2 until you can find some supported ram.
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October 27, 2013 11:26:52 AM

rolli59 said:
Then it looks like you are stuck with the DDR2 until you can find some supported ram.


Well then that's strange... I actually had used a DDR3 1333mhz ram... Well at least until it broke. After it broke I went and got warranty and got a new same one. But I don't really get it... My 1333mhz ram can be supported just that I need to overclock my motherboard. Is it because I need another DDR3 ram to set it to 9?
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October 27, 2013 11:43:13 AM

You had 1333MHz ram it broke, you replaced it with another one that does not work at all? Maybe you got a bad replacement stick or the issue was not the ram rather the DDR3 slots on the board.
Am I understanding this Correctly?
You can not OC the DDR3 ram while running on the DDR2 ram!
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October 27, 2013 11:50:24 AM

rolli59 said:
You had 1333MHz ram it broke, you replaced it with another one that does not work at all? Maybe you got a bad replacement stick or the issue was not the ram rather the DDR3 slots on the board.
Am I understanding this Correctly?
You can not OC the DDR3 ram while running on the DDR2 ram!


Finally a proper answer :D  Thx man. And erm no the ram isn't broken and my motherboard ram slots are fine. Just that I didn't know you needed another DDR3 ram that doesn't need overclocking. Thx a lot :D . But I am now wondering can you run the DDR3 1333Mhz lower than 1333Mhz and can you use two different MHz ram but same DDR ram together?


(Update: My ram is actually broken)
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October 27, 2013 11:58:06 AM

Ram usually has no problem running slower than its fasted rated speed. Two different rated stick of the same DDR generation if they work together (some can some cant) will run at the speed of the slower stick.
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October 27, 2013 12:03:51 PM

rolli59 said:
Ram usually has no problem running slower than its fasted rated speed. Two different rated stick of the same DDR generation if they work together (some can some cant) will run at the speed of the slower stick.


Well if that's the case then it is great news. So how do I exactly lower my ram running speed from 1333mhz to lower like 1066mhz?
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October 27, 2013 12:20:32 PM

By entering BIOS set ram configurations to manual and enter all the values manually. Leaving it in Auto inserting both stick of different value resetting CMOS before start up should default to the lower speed.
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October 27, 2013 12:26:11 PM

rolli59 said:
By entering BIOS set ram configurations to manual and enter all the values manually. Leaving it in Auto inserting both stick of different value resetting CMOS before start up should default to the lower speed.


Okay. But the main issue is that I can't enter the bios with my 1333ghz ram. There is no solution but to buy a DDR3 1066ghz ram right?
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October 27, 2013 12:42:54 PM

If you cannot get into BIOS with your 1333Mhz ram, it is probably bad ram. When you first install ram and enter BIOS, the ram might default to 1066MHz and you then should be able to OC it to advertised speeds and set the correct voltages. Do not try to run 2 different types of memory together. Lot's of times even the exact same memory sticks will not work together unless they were purchased together as a kit. Purchased together they were tested together making sure they worked together. You might get lucky and be able to run different manufacturers sticks of the same timings and MHz but usually you will have problems. That's my experience anyways.
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October 27, 2013 12:44:32 PM

I would RMA the 1333Mhz stick or sticks.
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October 27, 2013 12:50:15 PM

spooky2th said:
I would RMA the 1333Mhz stick or sticks.


I see so actually I got a bad ram eh. Those guys gave me a bad ram for warranty... Well can't really blame them though. DDR1333 ram are getting rare fast. Furthermore mine is 4GB which is the rarest of them all... Well thx a lot I must say owe you both professionals a lot. Learned much too about ram. Can't thank you guy enough. Thanks to both of you.
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October 27, 2013 1:19:23 PM

One last thing you can try is to update the BIOS. Your MB has two BIOS updates that address "Improved memory compatibility." Don't know what version you are running now but I would update to the latest 32.12 BIOS. It was released Sept. 16, 2013.
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October 27, 2013 1:21:28 PM

This is why I stay away from MSI boards. They always seem to have memory or graphics card compatibility problems and more.
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October 27, 2013 8:07:39 PM

spooky2th said:
One last thing you can try is to update the BIOS. Your MB has two BIOS updates that address "Improved memory compatibility." Don't know what version you are running now but I would update to the latest 32.12 BIOS. It was released Sept. 16, 2013.


Oh i see... Well I will update you soon whether it worked or not. Back in 8 hours...

(Update: Yes I found out my bios is running on version 32.10 which is outdated. Will update it and will inform soon on situation.)
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October 27, 2013 9:57:30 PM

After updating BIOS, the first thing you do is set optimized defaults and then set up any other settings that need to be set like with the memory.
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October 28, 2013 4:53:32 AM

spooky2th said:
After updating BIOS, the first thing you do is set optimized defaults and then set up any other settings that need to be set like with the memory.


Well just when I was about to update my bios, I found out that I can download a feature called Live 5. It is a feature in my motherboard that enables me to update my bios without much hassle. More info can be found here: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33-Combo.html


Now should I use the feature or manually update it?
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October 28, 2013 6:37:12 AM

Stylin80 said:
spooky2th said:
After updating BIOS, the first thing you do is set optimized defaults and then set up any other settings that need to be set like with the memory.


Well just when I was about to update my bios, I found out that I can download a feature called Live 5. It is a feature in my motherboard that enables me to update my bios without much hassle. More info can be found here: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33-Combo.html


Now should I use the feature or manually update it?


DO NOT USE LIVE UPDATE TO FLASH YOUR BIOS! That software is not reliable and has been known to brick some ppl's MBs!

Is this your MB? http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33.html#/?div=Overv...

If so, use M-Flash to update the BIOS.

Yogi

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October 28, 2013 7:58:35 AM

Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
spooky2th said:
After updating BIOS, the first thing you do is set optimized defaults and then set up any other settings that need to be set like with the memory.


Well just when I was about to update my bios, I found out that I can download a feature called Live 5. It is a feature in my motherboard that enables me to update my bios without much hassle. More info can be found here: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33-Combo.html


Now should I use the feature or manually update it?


DO NOT USE LIVE UPDATE TO FLASH YOUR BIOS! That software is not reliable and has been known to brick some ppl's MBs!

Is this your MB? http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33.html#/?div=Overv...

If so, use M-Flash to update the BIOS.

Yogi



Well it's close but I am using a G41M-33 Combo. They are slightly different. Well thx for the tip. Almost download the software. Well, I did some research and it seems you need a format pen drive or something the can store information. Is this true and if no, how do I do it because I tried using my 500GB external hard drive it doesn't work even though I have the file for the update bios in it.
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October 28, 2013 8:11:09 AM

Stylin80 said:
Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
spooky2th said:
After updating BIOS, the first thing you do is set optimized defaults and then set up any other settings that need to be set like with the memory.


Well just when I was about to update my bios, I found out that I can download a feature called Live 5. It is a feature in my motherboard that enables me to update my bios without much hassle. More info can be found here: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33-Combo.html


Now should I use the feature or manually update it?


DO NOT USE LIVE UPDATE TO FLASH YOUR BIOS! That software is not reliable and has been known to brick some ppl's MBs!

Is this your MB? http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33.html#/?div=Overv...

If so, use M-Flash to update the BIOS.

Yogi



Well it's close but I am using a G41M-33 Combo. They are slightly different. Well thx for the tip. Almost download the software. Well, I did some research and it seems you need a format pen drive or something the can store information. Is this true and if no, how do I do it because I tried using my 500GB external hard drive it doesn't work even though I have the file for the update bios in it.


I have an even better recommendation for you: http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

This tool works by giving DOS commands to flash the BIOS and is the safest way to do it by far! Let me know if you have any problems or questions with it.

Yogi

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October 28, 2013 9:07:46 AM

Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
spooky2th said:
After updating BIOS, the first thing you do is set optimized defaults and then set up any other settings that need to be set like with the memory.


Well just when I was about to update my bios, I found out that I can download a feature called Live 5. It is a feature in my motherboard that enables me to update my bios without much hassle. More info can be found here: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33-Combo.html


Now should I use the feature or manually update it?


DO NOT USE LIVE UPDATE TO FLASH YOUR BIOS! That software is not reliable and has been known to brick some ppl's MBs!

Is this your MB? http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33.html#/?div=Overv...

If so, use M-Flash to update the BIOS.

Yogi



Well it's close but I am using a G41M-33 Combo. They are slightly different. Well thx for the tip. Almost download the software. Well, I did some research and it seems you need a format pen drive or something the can store information. Is this true and if no, how do I do it because I tried using my 500GB external hard drive it doesn't work even though I have the file for the update bios in it.


I have an even better recommendation for you: http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

This tool works by giving DOS commands to flash the BIOS and is the safest way to do it by far! Let me know if you have any problems or questions with it.

Yogi



I see it's really helpful. But can you explain the part where it say that it will need you to enter your USB Flash Drive? I don't understand that part
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October 28, 2013 9:38:23 AM

Stylin80 said:
Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
spooky2th said:
After updating BIOS, the first thing you do is set optimized defaults and then set up any other settings that need to be set like with the memory.


Well just when I was about to update my bios, I found out that I can download a feature called Live 5. It is a feature in my motherboard that enables me to update my bios without much hassle. More info can be found here: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33-Combo.html


Now should I use the feature or manually update it?


DO NOT USE LIVE UPDATE TO FLASH YOUR BIOS! That software is not reliable and has been known to brick some ppl's MBs!

Is this your MB? http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P33.html#/?div=Overv...

If so, use M-Flash to update the BIOS.

Yogi



Well it's close but I am using a G41M-33 Combo. They are slightly different. Well thx for the tip. Almost download the software. Well, I did some research and it seems you need a format pen drive or something the can store information. Is this true and if no, how do I do it because I tried using my 500GB external hard drive it doesn't work even though I have the file for the update bios in it.


I have an even better recommendation for you: http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=116721.0

This tool works by giving DOS commands to flash the BIOS and is the safest way to do it by far! Let me know if you have any problems or questions with it.

Yogi



I see it's really helpful. But can you explain the part where it say that it will need you to enter your USB Flash Drive? I don't understand that part


OK -

1) D/L the compressed BIOS file for your MB. DO NOT extract the .ZIP file. Remember where you put the file.
2)Plug a flash drive into your computer's USB 2.0 port.
3)D/L and install the Flash tool on your computer. Run the tool and select "Option 1". Point the tool to your saved BIOS file and the tool will extract the new BIOS file and place it with the necessary software on the USB drive.
4) Reboot your computer and keep pressing F11 to bring up the boot menu. Point the boot menu to your USB drive.
5) Allow the computer to boot from the USB drive. Follow the on-screen instructions. The tool strongly recommends running Memtest 86 but I just ignore that. No need to unless you suspect your memory is faulty.
6) Shut down the computer and unplug it.
7) Clear the CMOS by shorting the appropriate pins on your MB. Refer to the manual for their location.
8) Plug in the computer and restart. Press DEL to enter the BIOS. In the BIOS, press F6, which loads Optimized Defaults.
9) Press F10 to "Save and Exit".

That's it! All done! Just be sure that you don't turn off the computer during the flash or you could brick your MB.

Good luck!

Yogi

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October 28, 2013 9:44:48 AM

That's fantastic! Thx man! Help me out quite a lot. However I am actually suspecting my ram to be faulty. My Apacer 4GB 1333Mhz ram. But the problem is, I would like to do the Memtest 86 but when I use my Apacer 4GB 1333mhz ram to start my computer, I would just beep 3 times. Is there a way of checking whether the ram is faulty other than plugging it into another computer?
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October 28, 2013 9:51:07 AM

Stylin80 said:
That's fantastic! Thx man! Help me out quite a lot. However I am actually suspecting my ram to be faulty. My Apacer 4GB 1333Mhz ram. But the problem is, I would like to do the Memtest 86 but when I use my Apacer 4GB 1333mhz ram to start my computer, I would just beep 3 times. Is there a way of checking whether the ram is faulty other than plugging it into another computer?


Yes! Install the flash tool + BIOS file on a USB Drive and let the computer boot from the flash drive. The first option when the new flash tool boots is to run Memtest 86. Select "Y" for Yes and the tool will then run the Memtest 86 program.

Yogi

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October 28, 2013 9:56:56 AM

Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
That's fantastic! Thx man! Help me out quite a lot. However I am actually suspecting my ram to be faulty. My Apacer 4GB 1333Mhz ram. But the problem is, I would like to do the Memtest 86 but when I use my Apacer 4GB 1333mhz ram to start my computer, I would just beep 3 times. Is there a way of checking whether the ram is faulty other than plugging it into another computer?


Yes! Install the flash tool + BIOS file on a USB Drive and let the computer boot from the flash drive. The first option when the new flash tool boots is to run Memtest 86. Select "Y" for Yes and the tool will then run the Memtest 86 program.

Yogi



Okay... But the thing is that I can't even boot my BIOS if I use my 4GB 1333Mhz Apacer ram. So how do I check?

P.S Gotta sleep now be back in 7 to 8 hours. Already 1 in the morning.
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October 28, 2013 10:07:50 AM

Stylin80 said:
Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
That's fantastic! Thx man! Help me out quite a lot. However I am actually suspecting my ram to be faulty. My Apacer 4GB 1333Mhz ram. But the problem is, I would like to do the Memtest 86 but when I use my Apacer 4GB 1333mhz ram to start my computer, I would just beep 3 times. Is there a way of checking whether the ram is faulty other than plugging it into another computer?


Yes! Install the flash tool + BIOS file on a USB Drive and let the computer boot from the flash drive. The first option when the new flash tool boots is to run Memtest 86. Select "Y" for Yes and the tool will then run the Memtest 86 program.

Yogi



Okay... But the thing is that I can't even boot my BIOS if I use my 4GB 1333Mhz Apacer ram. So how do I check?

P.S Gotta sleep now be back in 7 to 8 hours. Already 1 in the morning.


If the computer will not POST the BIOS (Power On Self Test) then the memory is either incompatible with your system or it's defective. It is not possible to test the memory if it will not POST the BIOS. Use some other memory.

Good night! Sleep tight!

Yogi

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October 28, 2013 7:33:37 PM

Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
That's fantastic! Thx man! Help me out quite a lot. However I am actually suspecting my ram to be faulty. My Apacer 4GB 1333Mhz ram. But the problem is, I would like to do the Memtest 86 but when I use my Apacer 4GB 1333mhz ram to start my computer, I would just beep 3 times. Is there a way of checking whether the ram is faulty other than plugging it into another computer?


Yes! Install the flash tool + BIOS file on a USB Drive and let the computer boot from the flash drive. The first option when the new flash tool boots is to run Memtest 86. Select "Y" for Yes and the tool will then run the Memtest 86 program.

Yogi



Okay... But the thing is that I can't even boot my BIOS if I use my 4GB 1333Mhz Apacer ram. So how do I check?

P.S Gotta sleep now be back in 7 to 8 hours. Already 1 in the morning.


If the computer will not POST the BIOS (Power On Self Test) then the memory is either incompatible with your system or it's defective. It is not possible to test the memory if it will not POST the BIOS. Use some other memory.

Good night! Sleep tight!

Yogi



Okay thx man. Now I have to update my bios. Will update about the situation soon.

P.S. Today is my last day of school so I can try to fix my computer at last. :D 

(Update: Okay now I am stuck. What is this I put your USB Drive letter to proceed?)

(Update 2: Okay I figured out the USB Drive letter. Mine was K... Anyway I also found a pen drive that was hidden in my house. It was not used. So in short, now I can not use the app. But I think I will still use it because it is much safer.
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October 28, 2013 8:50:36 PM

It is most likely that your 1333MHz memory is bad. The two BIOS updates that I mentioned earlier that improved memory compatibility, were 32.8 and 32.9. If you are running BIOS 32.10 like say, you should be OK. Maybe you better think twice about a BIOS update, especially with a MSI board.
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October 28, 2013 9:06:39 PM

spooky2th said:
It is most likely that your 1333MHz memory is bad. The two BIOS updates that I mentioned earlier that improved memory compatibility, were 32.8 and 32.9. If you are running BIOS 32.10 like say, you should be OK. Maybe you better think twice about a BIOS update, especially with a MSI board.


Well it's too late... Anyway my bios update went successful. Go yay. Anyway, I am about to confirm whether my ram is broken or something else. 90% confident it is my ram. Will update in a minute.
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October 28, 2013 9:06:49 PM

spooky2th said:
It is most likely that your 1333MHz memory is bad. The two BIOS updates that I mentioned earlier that improved memory compatibility, were 32.8 and 32.9. If you are running BIOS 32.10 like say, you should be OK. Maybe you better think twice about a BIOS update, especially with a MSI board.


Well it's too late... Anyway my bios update went successful. So yay. Anyway, I am about to confirm whether my ram is broken or something else. 90% confident it is my ram. Clearing CMOS now. Will update in a minute.

(Update 2: Successfully updated my bios. :)  Time to check and see if it is my ram or my computer problem... The moment of truth :D 

P.S. Getting late for school... Don't really care because last day of school but got exam still...

(Update 3: YES. Ram problem confirmed. Okay. Trillion of thanks need to be given to you guys for helping me out! Couldn't thank you guys much more :)  In solving this issue, ram confirmed dead, power supply fan suddenly made a loud sound, and my learned many many things about ram and bios! Thx guys. I think I am going to post another form on other topic soon! Keep and eye out! Thanks once again :) 

P.P.S Getting REALLY late for school now...
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October 29, 2013 10:31:37 AM

Stylin80 said:
spooky2th said:
It is most likely that your 1333MHz memory is bad. The two BIOS updates that I mentioned earlier that improved memory compatibility, were 32.8 and 32.9. If you are running BIOS 32.10 like say, you should be OK. Maybe you better think twice about a BIOS update, especially with a MSI board.


Well it's too late... Anyway my bios update went successful. So yay. Anyway, I am about to confirm whether my ram is broken or something else. 90% confident it is my ram. Clearing CMOS now. Will update in a minute.

(Update 2: Successfully updated my bios. :)  Time to check and see if it is my ram or my computer problem... The moment of truth :D 

P.S. Getting late for school... Don't really care because last day of school but got exam still...

(Update 3: YES. Ram problem confirmed. Okay. Trillion of thanks need to be given to you guys for helping me out! Couldn't thank you guys much more :)  In solving this issue, ram confirmed dead, power supply fan suddenly made a loud sound, and my learned many many things about ram and bios! Thx guys. I think I am going to post another form on other topic soon! Keep and eye out! Thanks once again :) 

P.P.S Getting REALLY late for school now...


Glad to hear that you got the BIOS update done without any problems. Pretty slick tool, eh?

Good luck resolving the memory issue!

Yogi

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November 7, 2013 5:23:54 AM

Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
spooky2th said:
It is most likely that your 1333MHz memory is bad. The two BIOS updates that I mentioned earlier that improved memory compatibility, were 32.8 and 32.9. If you are running BIOS 32.10 like say, you should be OK. Maybe you better think twice about a BIOS update, especially with a MSI board.


Well it's too late... Anyway my bios update went successful. So yay. Anyway, I am about to confirm whether my ram is broken or something else. 90% confident it is my ram. Clearing CMOS now. Will update in a minute.

(Update 2: Successfully updated my bios. :)  Time to check and see if it is my ram or my computer problem... The moment of truth :D 

P.S. Getting late for school... Don't really care because last day of school but got exam still...

(Update 3: YES. Ram problem confirmed. Okay. Trillion of thanks need to be given to you guys for helping me out! Couldn't thank you guys much more :)  In solving this issue, ram confirmed dead, power supply fan suddenly made a loud sound, and my learned many many things about ram and bios! Thx guys. I think I am going to post another form on other topic soon! Keep and eye out! Thanks once again :) 

P.P.S Getting REALLY late for school now...


Glad to hear that you got the BIOS update done without any problems. Pretty slick tool, eh?

Good luck resolving the memory issue!

Yogi



Well I sent my ram to the computer shop and they tested the ram. Well it turns out it works strangely. Well they say it's my motherboard but I doubt because I am able to use my DDR2 1GB Kingston Ram.
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November 7, 2013 6:26:16 AM

Stylin80 said:
Y0GI said:
Stylin80 said:
spooky2th said:
It is most likely that your 1333MHz memory is bad. The two BIOS updates that I mentioned earlier that improved memory compatibility, were 32.8 and 32.9. If you are running BIOS 32.10 like say, you should be OK. Maybe you better think twice about a BIOS update, especially with a MSI board.


Well it's too late... Anyway my bios update went successful. So yay. Anyway, I am about to confirm whether my ram is broken or something else. 90% confident it is my ram. Clearing CMOS now. Will update in a minute.

(Update 2: Successfully updated my bios. :)  Time to check and see if it is my ram or my computer problem... The moment of truth :D 

P.S. Getting late for school... Don't really care because last day of school but got exam still...

(Update 3: YES. Ram problem confirmed. Okay. Trillion of thanks need to be given to you guys for helping me out! Couldn't thank you guys much more :)  In solving this issue, ram confirmed dead, power supply fan suddenly made a loud sound, and my learned many many things about ram and bios! Thx guys. I think I am going to post another form on other topic soon! Keep and eye out! Thanks once again :) 

P.P.S Getting REALLY late for school now...


Glad to hear that you got the BIOS update done without any problems. Pretty slick tool, eh?

Good luck resolving the memory issue!

Yogi



Well I sent my ram to the computer shop and they tested the ram. Well it turns out it works strangely. Well they say it's my motherboard but I doubt because I am able to use my DDR2 1GB Kingston Ram.


The fact that your Kingston RAM works with your MB proves that your MB is OK. For whatever reason, the new RAM and your MB are just incompatible. It is not your fault or the shop's, you just need to exchange the RAM for some other brand or model.

Yogi

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November 8, 2013 2:59:50 AM

Yeah I knew it. But the thing is when I first got my new ram, it was able to run until it got broken. Since then It just wouldn't work with the new DDR3 1333MHZ 4GB ram.
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