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Msi z77a-gd55 i changed the memory frequency to try some different ram, now i am trying to clear the bios but i cant seem to clear it

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    butter0652 Jan 11, 2013

    nvm figured it out, now if i can just figure out how to take down this question?



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SOURCE: MSI - 845GLMS (MS-6754) powers off
Link to board.
This error message may occur if the primary disk group identity of the hard disk does not match the primary disk group identity that is stored in the registry. There wasn't anything wrong with your memory or PSU. (not the cause for blue screen).
If there is data on the primary drive than slave it into another system & copy the data to another drive or CD. The most common data to copy. My Documents, Favorits, Desktop. Users name(jeff), open Application Data, copy Identities. open Mocrosoft, copy Address Book.
What is needed is a fresh install of windows. You can either boot to windows through the cdrom & quick format before install or use the hard drive's utility disk software or CD/iso bootable's to redo the drive. I understand this is a replacement board & one would think that re-connecting everything the system should just boot but from time to time widows gets trashed in the prosses. Though the quick formatt is faster I prefer to use the Mfg's bootable ISO to make a bootable CD. Here you can also check the drive & MBR & pick size & even FAT type.
The choice's are up to you. Just make sure the bios is seeing the drive correctly.

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SOURCE: MSI P7N Diamond board memory problems

this may be a bois issue and you have to go in and make changes to the spd file, epp, xmp, according to an articale i was reading that the guide line setup by the jedec group allow the motherboard manufacture set it up to 800 and anything over 800 will not be recongnized because there is no standard out there the company can go in and change the bandwidth or tweak it and say there chip can produce 1300mhz and the chip may produce 1333mhs, also can go in and adjust the temp. of the cpu and that will change the speed also.

the memory slots on the motherboard are the most important and that is where you want the most ram it can support in the motherboard configuration, when you start trying to use slots 3 and 4 your are making the machine work harder than it should have to. lets say you have a board that allows 4gb per slots and you can use 1 or 2, or both shots you are going to get the best performance with the lesser amount of curcuitry the system has to use, lets say you have motherboard that supports 4 dimm slots and you put 1gb per slot your machine will do 4x more work and slow your system down 4x or even 4fold,

some company are going to tell the custome what they want you to hear. just look at the speed performance over all, more conponet more work for the machine to perform, less componet better performance, memory 1 stick or 4 sticks, just think.

if you are sharing you vedio memory than add 1 gb on top of you system ram.

i have hp notebook it cam with 2gb ram and it can share up to 800 mg vedio ram, so the manufacture said you can either run 3gb or 4gb of memory, the cost between 1 stick of memory pair of match one were about the same price, hp price was about 100.00 dollars, that 100.00 dollars each peace.
kingston same memory memory bought for hp computer manufacture and they put there label on it. kingston memory matching pair or set # are inseqaence or following numbet sets were about 69.00 to 75.00 lifetime warrenty threw kingston verses hp one year from date of i got 2gb x 2 chip total of 4gb daul channel memory.
go on line compair pricing with other venders or type in memory chip in theinternet address bar.

anything over 800 mhz is being considered overclocking.

anything you push beyond the normal operating speed is going to be considered overclocking and void on part from the manufacture so is it worth overclocking to shorten the life of your product.


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SOURCE: Try to install 2gb PC2700/DDR333 memory on MS-6741 motherboard

Hey Luc,

I got a chance to check on that memory part number. Most of the sources that I ran across were outside of the USA (and there were very few of them). Was this memory purchased from an online vendor or over the counter at a brick and mortar store?

Here's the thing - I can't find any listings for this memory module on ebay which is odd because generally you can find anything by punching its part number into ebay and a lot of the time you get more detailed specs on the part thru ebay than you would thru a regular web search. I did determine that the specs you posted were pretty much right but I couldn't get any more advanced specs than what you provided.

You may want to source a diffrent module(s) for your unit using the specs I posted a link to before and going with the PC3200 mods. Just make sure you match the CL and voltage detailed for your machine.

I wish there was a better answer for you but if I can't verify the validity of the memory you're trying to use than I have to recommend going with a different module altogether.

Post back here with your progress on this, I'll be curious to see how it turns out.

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Ihow to boot up and get display and set bios on msi motherboard g41m-e43

Add one item at a time.
First memory, then graphics card.

Plus you cleared CMOS Error Codes, and set the BIOS Setup parameters back to the factory default settings.

Guess what the default graphics setting is for an MSI G41ME43 motherboard?

Yep, AGP.

[Wow, I like MFlash, and the solid Polymer capacitors.
Live BIOS Update 5, and Easy OC Switch.

However if the motherboard fails, I'll bet the Integrated Circuit, (I.C., or 'chipset'), that controls APS, is the first electronic component to go.

I would also watch OC'ing. Has to be done in incremental steps. Automatic feature or not. A 20 percent boost is A LOT.
Hardware components have as tendency to heat up.
Watch it as this lowers the 'life expectancy' of the chips.
Heat - 'Kills' ]

Motherboard chipset:
Northbridge is an Intel 82G43. Southbridge chip is an Intel 82801GB part number. (ICH7) You can't see them as they are under Heatsinks.

Scroll down.

Ram Memory:
Two ram memory slots for Dual Inline Memory Modules on the motherboard. (DIMM)

B) 1.5 Volt (DC)
C) DDR3 Sdram at either 800MegaHertz, or 1066MHz.

[ This puzzled me. DDR3 Sdram at 800MegaHertz?
Why would anyone want to use DDR3 Sdram at 800MegaHertz?
Seems to me going backwards.

Faster frequency rates.
Low end for DDR3? 1066MHz.
High end for DDR2? 800MHz.

DDR3 is faster in comparison to DDR2 per se, because of the prefetch buffer. 8 burst deep compared to DDR2's 4 burst deep.
(Or DDR's 2 burst deep)

Not because of the CAS Latency, though.
DDR3 has a much higher CL, than compared to DDR2.

(Average CL for DDR3 at 1066MHz = 7-7-7-20
DDR2 = 5-5-5-15. Note* -> A-V-E-R-A-G-E. )

When using DDR3 Sdram at least use 1066MHz, IMHO
The maximum ram memory frequency rate, that your motherboard will support ]

So what manufacturer of ram memory is it, and what is the manufacturer code of the ram memory module/s? ('Stick')

JEDEC sets the standards for Ram Memory.
Voltage standard for DDR3 Sdram ram memory is 1.5 Volts (DC)
So the factory default setting is 1.5 Volts, for the motherboard.

However your motherboard supports SPD.
(Serial Presence Detect, )

Point of the above?
If you are trying to use high-performance ram memory; say one needing a slightly higher voltage, and/or has lower CL ratings; then the SPD on the motherboard may make automatic adjustments.
(Adjustments to the parameters in your BIOS Setup)

May take 2 to 3 'Cold Boots', though.
(Turn the computer all the way off. Wait 1 minute. Turn the computer back on = Cold Boot)

I order for SPD to work, BOTH the motherboard, AND the ram memory, have to have SPD feature.
If the ram memory is too low in quality, (Read cheap), it may not have SPD.

Means you have to go into BIOS Setup, and set the ram memory parameters, manually.

[ Delete key to enter BIOS Setup.
Main BIOS Setup menu > Cell Menu > Memory Z > Advance DRAM configuration >
1) DRAM Timing Mode
2) CAS Latency
3) tRCD
4) tRP
5) tRAS
6) tRTP

Don't forget you have to SAVE changes, or it will be as if you have done nothing at all.

If a mistake is made;
Go back to BIOS Setup, and in the Main menu, use the Down Arrow key to arrive at Load Fail-Safe Defaults. IF -> OK is 'highlighted' (Black surround) press the Enter key. If not, use the Right Arrow key, or Left Arrow key, and highlight OK ]

The ram memory also has to be UNBUFFERED.

Unbuffered ram memory is the opposite of Registered ram memory.
Registered ram memory is more stable, usually one clock slower, and more expensive, than compared to unbuffered ram memory.

Registered ram memory is usually used in SERVER computers.

(A Server computer may look at information 2 or 3 times, before it acts on it. It needs to be C-O-R-R-E-C-T for a server computer )

"Cleared the board i believe"

Turned the computer off? Unplugged from power? Pressed the Power ON button in, and held it in for a count of 10 seconds? Then let go of the Power On button, then performed the entire procedure again, 2 more times?

{Clears CMOS Error Codes, and resets BIOS Setup back to the factory default settings}

You MAY have cleared the motherboard. It's what I use, and have recommended for years on the 'net. Doesn't mean it always works, though. Sometimes you just have to go into BIOS Setup, and set the parameters back to the factory default settings.

(For you? Load Fail-Safe Defaults )

A) Won't boot:
Because the ram memory is the wrong one, (Or ones); OR, the ram memory is high performance, and BIOS and SPD hasn't recognized it yet.

Remove the graphics card.(Computer unplugged from power. Anti-Static Precautions FOLLOWED!)
Remove the ram memory.

Reinstall the old ram memory, and plug the monitor into the VGA port, in the I/O area on the back of the computer tower.

Just get the computer working again. After about 10 minutes of fooling around on the computer, ('net?), turn the computer off.
Install the new 2GB.

(IF, just one ram memory module, be SURE to put it in Slot 1.
{DIMM 1} The ram memory slot closest to the Processor )

Leave the computer case open. You may be going back in pretty soon. (Graphics card)
WAIT 1 minute, then turn the computer on.

If no joy shut the computer down. (Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of 10 seconds)

WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.
If it doesn't work this time, you may wish to try it again.
Sometimes takes 2 to 3 times, before the high-performance ram memory is recognized.

You can also go into BIOS Setup, as mentioned, and physically set the ram parameters.
After 3 times I would give up however, and send the ram memory back. Wrong one/s.

If you get the new Ram Memory working, Cool!
If not remove it, and use the old ram memory.
Might as well get the computer going with the new graphics card, while you wait on the proper ram memory to arrive.

Did you plug the monitor into the graphics card?
Sometimes we computer geeks get in a wee bit of a hurry, when we get shiny new parts. Make sure the monitor cable is plugged into the graphics card.

There is another tiny thing; DRIVERS
If you did not use the Installation Disk (CD) first, THEN physically installed the graphics card, you are Wrong.

OR downloaded the drivers from EVGA.

What happens if you physically install a graphics card, THEN come back and install the drivers?
Most of the time a Driver Conflict.

Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

Also sets BIOS Setup to the correct graphics aperture.

With the computer set back to the factory default settings, and the monitor plugged into the VGA port on the motherboard, you can get Windows running, and install, or download AND install, the Drivers.

ONCE the drivers, (And user interface -> Nvidia Control Panel), have been installed, you can then physically install the graphics card.

[Again; If you download the drivers, do NOT forget you have to go to where they are downloaded, and DOUBLE-click on the file, then use the Installation Wizard. (Or double-click on the .exe file)
INSTALL them! ]

Drivers installed, close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Turn the computer off. Unplug from power. FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions. Physically install the graphics card. Plug the monitor into the graphics card. Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

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Jul 06, 2012 | MSI G41ME43 Motherboard

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Question Problems with DIMM slots !!!

Try installing the memory on one memory slot at a time to make sure that both memory slots are working ,try one memory by itself and then the other one.
If you install both at the same time example 2x 2gb ram and bios only sees 2gb and not 4gb then it's problem with one of memory slots and motherboard must be repaired.
You can try bios update:

Good Luck

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The board starts up but with no display

Try to remove RAM from modules then plug it again, also you can reset Bios settings to its default setting..If still happens then your need to try to upgrading your Bios...
Another possibility is usually caused by memory, and you can try with different Memory.

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Hangs on testing base n extended memory


appears to be a RAM/Memory Problem.
Or Corrupt Bios.
Try swapping The Memory to different Slots, or try 1 stick in Individual Memory Slots. Also Ensure the Board Has the Correct Ram Installed i.e DDR/DDR 2 et,c.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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Make different frequency memory modules working together

if the memory not the same bus speed. it now compatible each other. if you want to put together one of two not show or not work even change in bios but actualy you can't change in bios setting...

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Recently i bought msi motherboard and um um havin aproblem that it is hanging if i use more software,or play games just stucks stilled screen and um just restarting. um havin 2gb ddr2 ram...

Can you give me the specs for the previous unit that you had before the MSI MB? The reason seems that it is because you run out of RAM memory. Or you can check the instruction manual as to the maximum RAM memory and compare with what you have now. Another thing could be that since you increased the frequency you have to increase the frequency of the RAM memory. Again check the instruction manual for the MSI MB and see what is the frequency required by the RAM memory. Let me know, I am here to help you...
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Intel celeron 2.13 GHz 64kb L1 128 kb L2 cache. sis FX661 agp. FSB 533MHZ. DDR400. Strangely enough, the memory seem to be under performing greatly.pc3200 mem reports to be working at 2100 speeds. Switch...

to get the full performance out of 533 fsb, you need the next speed up from ddr400. since your ram cant run at 533mhz, it cuts the frequency down to 1/2 of 533, which is 266.

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2 RAMs are not getting detected together -- Intel D101GGC

hi im josh in cebu phils. friend no setting to be modified the problem is in *********** can not detect two memory at a time especially having different value. coz when the memory works it will swap since one of the memory is hgher it will create to avoid such problem you choose to use the same value of memory in both memory banks. like if youre using 256 of the 1st memory bank use alson 256 for 2nd memory bank. then try to use the same brand for better. good luck!

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this happens if the rams are of different frequencies have a check with the both the ram frequency ...
if they are different then remove 1 ram ....
& try increasing the virtual memory in the OS ...
if you are using the windows xp .. then to increase the virtual memory just go to
control panel >system>advanced>advanced>virtual memory settings>increase the virtual memory for the drive in which the os is installed ....
increase nearly to the double of the ram memory you use ....

this solves your problem ..

any doubts you can reply me
i am always here to assist you
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