I just built a new computer, I turned it on for the first time but it only powered on for 3 seconds and would cycle reboot repeating over again. The first thing I checked for was the memory so I took one of my 4GB memory sticks out of the Dimm 1 slot and it booted up. After booting, I set all the settings for the memory in bios and tried both sticks again but again same problem. My next step was to test the second 4GB in Dimm 2 slot and it worked fine. I then tested both sticks in Dimm 1 and the same problem arised. I put the memory back into Dimm 2, updated the bios and tried both sticks but still same issue. Would resetting the cmos do any good or should I just return the motherboard to the store I bought it from?
it the mb and the ram. your ram is not on msi ram guild for that mb. there are only a few 4g sticks that will run in both slots.
I figured if the ram wasnt compatible it wouldnt work in either slot or atleast boot up and only show 4GB out of the 8GB. I will try different sticks now. Also after looking at the bios update it said that they increased a lot of the compatibility of RAM in more than one update. When I run a crucial scan of what kind of memory I can use it says: PC3-10600, 12800, 8500, 14900, and 16000 are all compatible when on the box it originally only stated it would work with DDR3 1066/1333
If someone can help me out and answer this question: Should the dimm slot closest to the CPU work with 1 stick of RAM? If so then I'm going to return the motherboard, if not then I am going to buy different memory that's on the list of compatible sticks and try it out.