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Help!! Changed memory freq now PC does nothing

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June 20, 2014 3:54:59 PM

Earlier in the week I changed my Cpu multiplier to get my 955 BE from 3.2 to 3.7 and had no problems but I noticed my memory speed was at 1333 and not what it was rated to (1600). So today I went into Bios and changed it to 1600 and made sure timings were correct and voltage, saved changes and it does nothing now. No image on display, no audio beeps, it powers on and I have fans but that's it. I tried to boot on one stick of memory, same result. Here's my original thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2186611/time-oce...

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June 20, 2014 3:58:56 PM

You are going to have to reset your BIOS settings. Google your motherboard model and in the documentation it should tell you how to do this. You generally connect two pins on the board while the power is out to reset it.
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June 20, 2014 3:59:30 PM

Try clearing your cmos.
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June 20, 2014 4:03:03 PM

Reset your bios!

1. unplug pc
2. remove bios battery for 15 minutes

Your bios should be back to default and you can try 1600mhz again at your rated timing and voltage before you try going back to a overclock.
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June 20, 2014 4:04:23 PM

jkhoward said:
You are going to have to reset your BIOS settings. Google your motherboard model and in the documentation it should tell you how to do this. You generally connect two pins on the board while the power is out to reset it.


You can do this but it is easier for most to just remove the battery.
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June 20, 2014 4:05:37 PM

iron8orn said:
jkhoward said:
You are going to have to reset your BIOS settings. Google your motherboard model and in the documentation it should tell you how to do this. You generally connect two pins on the board while the power is out to reset it.


You can do this but it is easier for most to just remove the battery.


This is true. But also takes 15 minutes of game time(;
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June 20, 2014 4:09:52 PM

15 minutes? You can remove the battery for 30 seconds at most and it's enough.
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June 20, 2014 4:09:59 PM

jkhoward said:
iron8orn said:
jkhoward said:
You are going to have to reset your BIOS settings. Google your motherboard model and in the documentation it should tell you how to do this. You generally connect two pins on the board while the power is out to reset it.


You can do this but it is easier for most to just remove the battery.


This is true. But also takes 15 minutes of game time(;


haha cant argue with that
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June 20, 2014 4:10:29 PM

ThatVietGuy said:
15 minutes? You can remove the battery for 30 seconds at most and it's enough.


not on my mobo
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June 20, 2014 4:34:51 PM

Thanks guys, didn't have a jumper but hit both pins with a paper clip to short them and that worked good. I reset BIOS and put everything back to default, that worked. I did some experimenting and it lets me change the freq from 1333 to 1600 without a problem, I was able to recreate my issue when I changed the timing to 7-8-7-24-2 (which is what my memory says??) It has it defaulted to 9-9-9-24 -- So I have no idea what's up with that. Just glad to get her going again! Thanks again
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June 20, 2014 6:48:33 PM

Anyone have any ideas why I can't set the correct timing??
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June 20, 2014 8:58:38 PM

shaw24 said:
Anyone have any ideas why I can't set the correct timing??


You got some drp sticks if they wont run at the rated timing.

sad but it happens... could try return them.
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June 23, 2014 6:22:52 AM

iron8orn said:
shaw24 said:
Anyone have any ideas why I can't set the correct timing??


You got some drp sticks if they wont run at the rated timing.

sad but it happens... could try return them.


What does drp stand for? Bought them 4 years ago when I built so they probably won't take them back lol
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June 23, 2014 11:40:42 AM

shaw24 said:
iron8orn said:
shaw24 said:
Anyone have any ideas why I can't set the correct timing??


You got some drp sticks if they wont run at the rated timing.

sad but it happens... could try return them.


What does drp stand for? Bought them 4 years ago when I built so they probably won't take them back lol


Most major brand RAM sold these days has a lifetime warranty.

What is the make and model of your RAM?

Yogi

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June 23, 2014 2:25:03 PM

It's G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB. So u really think its bad bc it won't let me set the timing?? I'm
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June 23, 2014 2:34:32 PM

I would contact GSkill tech support. If they cannot get the RAM to run at advertised timings, they should replace it.

Yogi
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