MSI P67A-GD65 Problems

Newbie to this forum, could use some help. Got problems with MSI P67 board.

Sandy Bridge 2600K
850w PS
CM Hyper 212 Plus Cooler
GSkill 16 Gig 1600 RAM (only will let me use 8)

I can get into bios only when using dimm's 1 & 2 using dimm's 3 or 4 & all 4 result in the computer booting for 3 sec & shutting off & repeating.

Memory shows DDR 3 1600 in bios (i changed it) but in Win7 it shows it as 1333

I have swapped out all the stick of memory through dimm's 1 & 2 & they all work

Any ideas?
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  1. Have you tried changing the Command rate to 2 with all modules installed?
  2. ^+1 you might also need a slight dram voltage adjustment.
  3. I would consider myself to be a newbie as far as changing memory timings & all that voltage stuff. The only thing I did in the bios was change the 1333 to 1600, eveything else is on auto & i'm not sure what values get changed or what to change them to.
  4. It is explained in your Manual in the BIOS section where to change it. Changing voltage is done in the smallest increments allowed or match the ram rating if too low, the command rate if at 1T change to 2T.
  5. I'm having a somewhat similar problem. Same board, I have 2 sticks of Gskill 8gb 1600 rip jaws.

    I can only use 1 8gb stick in DIMM 1, if i try the other in 3 it wont work. If I try 2 and 4 it wont work. CAn I try 1 and 2? Manual says not to.
  6. sorry i have 2 4gb not 2 8. So 8 total. And they are ddr3
  7. Glad I'm not the only one with issues & this board. This completely sucks. I waited a month to get this stuff & now it doesn't work. Never had this much ram issues.
  8. anthony1832 said:
    sorry i have 2 4gb not 2 8. So 8 total. And they are ddr3


    I seem to have been sent a europe version manual.
  9. So here is what I've found.

    Memory slots 1 and 2 work with 1 ram in each slot. 3 and 4 do not work with 1 stick in each slot. 1 and 3 don't work together, 2 and 4 don't work together. 1 and 2 works together, but when i run the memory test with memory in slots 1 and 2 it fails. Each stick of memory by itself will pass. Now I am trying this suggestion . I had a similar issue one time. After running memtest to verify that the memory is good, put put two of the modules in slots one and two. Then go into the BIOS and make sure the timings and voltages are correct. For me it turned out the voltage was lower then it should of been. After I changed it I was able to successfully boot into Windows with all RAM slots occupied. Hope that helps."
  10. I recall hearing a little about problems with the XMP setting http://www.intel.com/consumer/game/extreme-memory.htm
    On or Off I do not recall.
  11. anthony1832 said:
    So here is what I've found.

    Memory slots 1 and 2 work with 1 ram in each slot. 3 and 4 do not work with 1 stick in each slot. 1 and 3 don't work together, 2 and 4 don't work together. 1 and 2 works together, but when i run the memory test with memory in slots 1 and 2 it fails. Each stick of memory by itself will pass. Now I am trying this suggestion . I had a similar issue one time. After running memtest to verify that the memory is good, put put two of the modules in slots one and two. Then go into the BIOS and make sure the timings and voltages are correct. For me it turned out the voltage was lower then it should of been. After I changed it I was able to successfully boot into Windows with all RAM slots occupied. Hope that helps."



    What did you set your voltages at?
  12. 1.6 V, the setting which is on newegg for the memory.
  13. My ram is 1.5, still can't use slots 3 or 4
  14. My computer is running fine now with the ram in slots 1 and 2, but that means no dual channel. I think updating my bios may help with the memory, the updates on MSI's website say the update will help with memory compatibility. However, I am afraid to update my Bios as I hear there are some nasty things that can happen if done wrong.
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