Question about MSI P6NGM-FD Core 2 Quad Socket 775 1333MHz PC2-6400 Motherboard Retail

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I had a wondewrful PC built. It worked well untill...
Here's the specs::
core 2 duo 2.4, 2GB DDR2 ram, 250 WD HD,680 watts PSU, 3 fans: 120 & 2x 80. Last week I turned up fsb so the cpu was running as 2.9. Passed stressed tests. But last night I placed in 4GB of DDR2 ram and it made a loud flatline sound. I was told to put the old ram back in and turn ram down below default of 800mhz. I tried this but it didn't boot. It powers up lighted fans and all but no beep beep it normally makes during the boot cyclce. And ofcourse no display. Can anyone help me cause I'm truly lost?

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  • akiloj Apr 27, 2008

    Thanks mike for your comment, but it was the ram. In addition to orthos stress tests for 15 hrs. I also used the PC daily. But once I put in the new 4GB channell of ram I was able to get into bios. I turned the mem spd down. Now the prob is it's not boooting from the HD. It's recog as 1st in the boot sequence but it has parenthesis around it. something about it's disabled. My old HD was 2nd in the boot sequence now it's off the list. I'm not a tech I just have alot of common sense so I figured I can do this by myself. I am so close!!

  • akiloj Apr 27, 2008

    If Im able to get into bios do I still need to clear cmos?

  • akiloj Apr 27, 2008

    I almnost understand the comment about resetting master/slave issue; however my new HD is sata no master/slave. Besides I took out the power cable for the old HD; and I took out the sata plug in the new HD that's first to boot. But since all of this happened, My old HDD was second to boot which was a master drive. I took out the slave an older optical drive & added a new sata drive. Bios recog the changes.

  • akiloj Apr 27, 2008

    OK, I think I may have found the prob::Under ATA devices should raid mode be raid or ide? It's currently raid with sata 1-4 enabled. I made this change late last night when bios was recog the old HD but it was disabled.


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You should only hear 1 beep. That 1 beep is power on self test, known as P.O.S.T.
That loud flat line sound (And I'm pretty sure about this), was you're CPU. Just because you ran & passed the stressed test is nothing compared to running the system under load? That's why when you put in you other memory nothing changed. If you hadn’t mentioned you clocked up the FSB I would have come to the same conclusion hearing the loud flat line statement.
Can you test the CPU in another board? That is about the only way to be sure it's not the CPU. Memory does not make that kind of sound. Memory makes short & long beeps.
You can try clearing the cmos/bios by going to pg. 2-18 in you're user manual. This will reset the bios back to default settings & cross you're fingers!

If I can be of more service, just post back & let me know how thing go.

Good Luck!


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    Mike Peluso Apr 27, 2008

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  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Apr 27, 2008

    Hi akiloj,

    No, you do not need to clear the cmos since your in the bios but it can't hurt. I would reset the bios while in the bios. Check the bottom of the bios menu. You can set defaults while in the bios. Than go over the settings & look for & changes that need to be set to enabled. As far as the hard drive not booting up. You counld try disconnecting the slave drive (Power or data cable only). Bios will not see you're slave drive. (I know you took it out of boot order). Reset the pin for the Master drive as a single master/no slave. Boot the system see if windows loads. If it doesn't you can boot to the CD-ROM & repair windows.

    If you decide to repair windows re connect the slave & reset the master's pin to master with a slave. I'm glade you got it to run.

    You did real good. (I'm bad)!

    Keep me posted.

    Good Luck!


  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Apr 28, 2008

    Hi akiloj, setting the to IDE does not mean you're drives will run slower (IDE speed), it means you will not have to see the setup RAID screen. So, yes set RAID function to IDE. My own board is set up the same way.



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