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December 17, 2012 5:35:12 PM

Hello Everyone,

This is my first post as I have been trying to figure this out on and off for the last couple of months. Below are the brand and link for the motherboard, processor, and ram that I have. This was a cheaper build but the wife bought the ram as a present.

Intel Pentium E5700 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80571E5700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI G41M-P34 LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7Q-16GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E

So what happens is one stick of 4g ram will post just fine, everything will work and boot which I have tested each stick of ram in either DIMM slot 1& 2. However after I put in a second stick of 4g the computer starts and reboots before it posts and will continue with an endless cycle unless I kill the power. I have contacted Gskill about this as well as set the timings manually with bios and it still will not work. I only have a 500w power supply in, could lack of wattage cause this issue as it has never happened before?

Any solutions, input, troubleshooting that I have not tried is greatly appreciated.

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December 17, 2012 6:48:55 PM

in the bios check that you have the newest bios installed the last two bios updated the ram code of the mb. in the bios make sure letthe bios read the ram spd info. under ram voltage if your using 1.65 ram you may have to bump up the ram slot voltage a bit. sometime with max ram installed the ram voltage dipps a little and the mb bsod or reboots.
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December 17, 2012 6:59:06 PM

smorizio said:
in the bios check that you have the newest bios installed the last two bios updated the ram code of the mb. in the bios make sure letthe bios read the ram spd info. under ram voltage if your using 1.65 ram you may have to bump up the ram slot voltage a bit. sometime with max ram installed the ram voltage dipps a little and the mb bsod or reboots.


Awesome, thank you I am pretty sure the mb has the latest bios but will check again and try messing with the ram voltage, what would you suggest to try bumping it up to without frying it?
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December 17, 2012 7:03:22 PM

I think the RAM is not compatible with the MB because I think the MB needs a DDR2 not DDR3 memory. As you mentioned.
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December 17, 2012 7:15:15 PM

aqe040466 said:
I think the RAM is not compatible with the MB because I think the MB needs a DDR2 not DDR3 memory. As you mentioned.


If you look at the mother board specs it shows the ddr3 type that it supports: Memory Standard DDR3 800/1066/1333 (OC)
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December 18, 2012 2:32:17 AM

look at the ram spec online if it 1.65 ram try bumping the voltage to 1.7v.
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December 18, 2012 12:26:18 PM

Thank you all for the input, mistake on my part as I set the ratio to 1:1:60 and it works :(  I could have sworn I tried all of the ratios. My bad.
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December 18, 2012 12:28:36 PM

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