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Msi board + 8 gbs ram = Problem PLEASE HELP!

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September 13, 2012 5:34:28 PM

Hey ppls,

I hope everybody is well. I have a problem that i can't undestand or more like figure out.
My Pc:
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
thermaltake smart PSU 730W
MSI MB P55M-GD41
VIDEO CARD EVGA GTX560 2GB DDR 5
Processor core i5
dvd writer
3 hard drives two 320 gb and a 500 gb

Now currently in the pc I am using 4gb of ram ddr3 (2x2GB) it works fine like this. The MB has four slots, the two 2gb sticks are in DIMM 1 & 3 (dual channel). Pc works fine plays all games on high or ultra settings .

I purchased a single 4gb stick same type of memory (kingston 1333mhz). When i installed the 4gb stick in DIMM slot 2 the computer does not boot. When its insterted in DIMM slot 4, the computer boots fine, but as soon as i log on and start any game with in 15-20 mins the computer restarts itself. btw never had this problem before.

Frist though came to mind is a bad memory stick. So I went back to the same store, I purchased a new 4 gb stick same memory (kingston 1333) to try in which if the other one was faulty i will be given a full refund.

Went home tried the same thing again with the 4gb stick same error. no boot in DIMM 2, boot in DIMM 4 but same crashes.

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Now for experiment purposes i took out the (2x2gb) and insterted the (2X4gb) one in DIMM 1 & the other in DIMM 3. Computer boots, but same problem as i started a game or any memory extensive application the computer restarts without no warning this time i got a error kernal-power.

I tried on single stick (4gb) one at a time in DIMM 1 computer boots runs normal, plays games etc.

I want to be able to use the (2x4gb)=8GB or even (2x4gb) + (2x2gb) = 12gbs and i cant't.
The MB manual states its able to handle 16GBs if memory (4X4GB)

Any assistance would be great

thanks

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September 13, 2012 11:57:34 PM

Does your BIOs see the RAM sticks? Have you tried to run memtest86+?
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September 16, 2012 5:37:55 PM

Hey sorry about the late reply my computer died!!

I tried to flash the bios.....it went correctly when time to restart the machine did not boot!!!!

I cant even get in to the bios recovery it just a BLACK SCREEN and then the monitor will automaically switch off .

I hope i didnt brick the board. Can you help me with this pleasee !!

is there any way i can get back my pc without having to get a new board ?
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September 16, 2012 5:53:01 PM

oh and yes to your question the bios does see the 8 gbs of ram
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September 16, 2012 6:39:28 PM

So after you press the power button, does anything light up?
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September 16, 2012 7:23:55 PM

yes it lights up the cd drive spins continously but thats about it nothing else no response on the keyboard i tried pressing the ctrl and home nothing still
took out the jumper same unplugged it for a over night same thing !!
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September 16, 2012 7:25:07 PM

even took out the cmos battery for a hour same thing

when i took out all the memory the board beeped the normal beep for no memory
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September 18, 2012 12:59:16 PM

no help any one plese
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