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Author Topic: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 | Random Crashes, Freezes, Re-Boots and Not Starting Up HELP!  (Read 787 times)

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slking1989.1Topic starter

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Hi All.

First time posting!

I have a huge problem with my gaming PC. I have scoured to the far corners of the internet and tried everything possible to troubleshoot. I usually do not post asking for help as i can usually find my answer but this time i am at my wits end! I have concluded that this must be something to do with this motherboard.

I fairly recently bought.

MSI Z270 Gaming M7
Intel i7700k
Cosair Vengeance 2400mhz 1 x 16gb

From this day i have been having various issue, most of which are recurring. I am in desperate need of help!

My Set Up.

MB - MSI Z270 Gaming M7
CPU - Intel i7700k
CPU Fan - HyperX 212
RAM - Cosair Vengeance 2400mhz 1 x 16gb
HDD - 2TB HDD
PSU - Corsair RM850i

The Problems

Random Screen Crashes - This is the most frequent. Completely unresponsive and sometimes the graphics screw up and loud noise if speakers are on. Appeared to be GPU related
Not Booting - All lights and fans are running but Keyboard, mouse and monitor not working - Usually Mobo error 55
Random restarts - This was happening as often as the crashes but now much less frequent.
Crashes happen in BIOS.
Always seem completely random and not related to anything i am doing on the PC.

What I've tried

New PSU - I upgraded from 600W (bronze) to 850W (gold)
Tested without GPU
Tested without all optical drives
Moved RAM in each slot
Tested RAM with windows test
Reseated CPU Heatsink
Checked CPU pins are not bent
Updated BIOS
Checked CPU Temps
Reapplied thermal paste
Intel CPU diagnostics test
Turned XMP on
Cleared CMOS and removed battery
Removed C-states
Rebuilt the whole thing about 5 times
Cleaned RAM contacts with eraser

Havent tried

A different RAM Stick
Same Compo's in new motherboard
A different CPU

ANY HELP WOULD BE EXTREMELY APPRECIATED!!!
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slking1989.1Topic starter

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« Reply #1 on: 18-July-17, 14:01:51 »

I have also done numerous clean windows installs.

And probably other things that i have forgotten to include.
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« Reply #2 on: 18-July-17, 14:19:45 »

Hello,

The memory are you able to set the frequency to 2133Mhz?
I would consider trying something else with a default SPD of 2133Mhz, the above stick was meant for the X99 platforms.
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« Reply #3 on: 18-July-17, 14:48:46 »

Hello,
Code 55 = Memory not installed.
Have you OC your CPU and/or RAM (XMP activation included)? If yes, can you set all without any OC then do a MemTest of the RAM (ideally, at least 4 passes). If there is no error, retry to use Windows and see if there is again problem.
Good luck,
:-)
RBL
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« Reply #4 on: 18-July-17, 15:44:38 »

Before to treat my previous message, firstly verify your bios version : new bios versions improve the memory compatibility.
Memory compatibility list, established with the bios version 1.0, does not reference your RAM kit.
Be cautious : do not use the Liveupdate utility to update your bios! Use M-Flash (USB key not bigger than 16Go and FAT32 formatted) to do this update.
When done, treat my previous message.
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« Reply #5 on: 18-July-17, 16:50:58 »

Before to treat my previous message, firstly verify your bios version : new bios versions improve the memory compatibility.
Memory compatibility list, established with the bios version 1.0, does not reference your RAM kit.
Be cautious : do not use the Liveupdate utility to update your bios! Use M-Flash (USB key not bigger than 16Go and FAT32 formatted) to do this update.
When done, treat my previous message.

rbleroy91, is it wise to recommend flashing a motherboard if it is unstable including randomly freezing in the BIOS?
I would avoid this until it is stable.
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« Reply #6 on: 18-July-17, 21:20:39 »

Hello electrostingz,
Ok, there is apparently a problem with the RAM used. But, what do you suggest to do to resolve this problem?...
For me, the mobo is sufficiently stable because slking1989.1 was able to do numerous full install of Windows. But, hearing you, I do no insist because you are apparently a more expert user than me.
@slking1989.1, discard my last response, set your configuration without any OC (XMP included) then do a MemTest of the RAM. Tell us the result.
Good luck,
:-)
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« Reply #7 on: 18-July-17, 23:19:55 »

The first thing to do is if you're ever seeing 55, most likely, it's an issue with the CPU socket. 9 times out of 10, that ends up being what it is.

Take the CPU out, and check the CPU socket on the motherboard. Look for any bent pins or abnormal pins.
If you can't find any, take a picture with a camera (make sure it's very clear) and post it here so we can look too.

Very rarely is it something else, but we've seen CPU's be bad before, so it wouldn't be a surprise to be honest. But checking the CPU socket really should be the first step.
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« Reply #8 on: 18-July-17, 23:38:48 »

The thing is he wrote a long piece stating what has been done which included rebuilds, checking pins, flashing bios...
What has not been done if possible is to set the ram at 2133Mhz but the better option would be to get different RAM that is meant for the Z270 platform.

Anything with a 2133Mhz SPD profile, Z100 series / Z200 series compatible.
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« Reply #9 on: 19-July-17, 02:33:44 »

The thing is he wrote a long piece stating what has been done which included rebuilds, checking pins, flashing bios...
What has not been done if possible is to set the ram at 2133Mhz but the better option would be to get different RAM that is meant for the Z270 platform.

Anything with a 2133Mhz SPD profile, Z100 series / Z200 series compatible.

True. But I'll be honest....we've had times where users say they checked, couldn't figure it out, finally took a picture, and we found some.
Better to be safe, than sorry at this point.

Can surely check with the default speeds too. It can't hurt. But I kinda doubt that's really the problem.

It could very well just be the CPU is bad too.
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« Reply #10 on: 14-September-17, 05:18:51 »

I have the same problem and i found some solution (a kind of )
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« Reply #11 on: 15-September-17, 03:19:29 »

My money is on a RAM issue.  Try a different module. 

That mobo is rock solid.  Yes you could have a bent pin, but memory issues seem to be the most prevalent probs with MSIs Z170/Z270 boards.
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