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"Memory Turbo Card must be installed with either DDR2 or DDR3"!

Hi, on the msi.com I saw this:
"Memory Turbo Card must be installed with either DDR2 or DDR3" for MSI X48C Platinum motherboard. What it means?

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It is not DDR2 or DDR3, it is new memory technology developed by Intel which is a flash memory module which reduces the time it takes for a computer to power up, access programs, and write data to the hard drive.

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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.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-E43.html

[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' ]

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-E43.html#/?div=Detail

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Scroll down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Southbridge_9xx_and_3.2F4_Series_chipsets


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

A) UNBUFFERED
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,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.

Joy?
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.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 06, 2012 | MSI G41ME43 Motherboard

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Okay to mix ram between video and system?


DDR2 and DDR3 are totally different in architecture.

Oct 17, 2017 | Computers & Internet

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Will my shuttle fd30 plus motherboard support a ddr3 gt 430 video card and a ddr3 memory card?


Hi,
Yes it will support DDR3 GT 430 Graphics card.
But it will not support DDR3 RAM.It only supports DDR2 RAM.

Thanks for using FixYa.

May 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Want to add ddr3 memory to my p5qc board


Hello
The motherboard supports DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz or DDR2 memory 1066/800/667 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3/DDR2 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 19.2 GB/s.
DDR2 1066MHz DIMMs work only on the black slots for one DIMM per channel
2 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1333/1066/800 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory 4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667 MHz, Non-ECC, Un-buffered memory Dual channel memory architecture When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended DDR2 1066MHz DIMMs work only on the black slots for one DIMM per channel. Ensure to install the DDR2 1066MHz DIMMs ONLY on the BLACK slots! Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lists). When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
Hope this helps

Jan 19, 2011 | ASUS P5QC Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket...

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Removed 256 meg card, installed ddr2 1gig card. Computer would not start.


Old system!
Up to 2GB DDR are fine, but you tried DDR2, which it can't handle. Get the right kind of memory (just DDR, not DDR2 or DDR3) and see if they don't get along better.

Jan 03, 2011 | Dell Dimension™ B110 PC Desktop

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Black screen on Boot


1. Check the memory modules are correctly installed.
2. Check that all the installed ram is DDR3 - this board will not accept DDR2 andDDR3 together.
3. If you have more than one memory module remove one and try booting. If all is ok try just the other one.
4.Try with DDR2 memory

Oct 30, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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DDR3 RAM


According to your description you have 4 memory slots and each memory slot can hold
DDR2 PC2-6400
DDR2 PC2-8500
DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.
This board does not support DDR3.
I hope this helps your memory question.

May 01, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Memory Upgrade


Depends of your buget, Extra 4 GB DDR2 800 = $35 (total 8GB) I Have 4GB installed now seems fine, but all of this is necessary?
what application do you need to work?

Mar 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Graphics card


the DDR3...caus ethat the latest and 256mb does matter its only 256 mb but the speed is better than DDR2

Sep 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Graphics cards


Hi noxiney, you're MSI motherboard does have 1 opened AGP 8x4x slot. You can install & run the ATI Radeon X1650 PRO AGP. You can not run PCI-Express because there are no PCI-E slots on the board. There are PCI (White in color) on the board but the AGP slot is much faster than the PCI (White in color slots). The manual states the AGP card can only support 1.5volt video cards & not 3.3volt AGP cards. (Keep this in mind when looking for an AGP card).
Below is a link to a bunch of AGP 8x4x video cards. One or two include DDR2 memory. Carefull where you buy. Check the warranty. (Longer is better). The first one on the list would be compatible. Its not DDR2 but it does have 512MB of memory.
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=AGP+ATI+Radeon+X1650+PRO&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title

This card is 1.5v compatable.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3101648&CatId=318
& this is compatable.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1642902&CatId=318
Just remember, if the card can run both 8x & 4x it should support the 1.5volt needed to function on the MB.

Enjoy!

Mike

Jul 08, 2008 | MSI PM8M-V Motherboard

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