X58 Platinum does not post unless I clear CMOS

rocnred

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I have to hit the 'clear CMOS' button from a cold start (unplugged power cable) on the back of the motherboard in order for it to boot. It restarts just fine.

Once it is booted, everything runs fine. It is just weird that I have to clear the CMOS every time, and reset the clock. Running default settings in the BIOS, no OC. I have changed batteries and it still will not boot or remember what time it is. I have seen some other posts about this but the usual answer is memory swap or memory put into the first black slot, etc., etc. Do I really need to RMA this board or is it just a BIOS fix?

Intel i7 920
BIOS A7522IMSV3.0-20081204
OCZ OCZ3G1600LV6GK 6GB PC3-12800+
X58 Platinum
XFX 8800GT 512MB
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer? 750 Quad
WD 150gb Velociraptor SATA II
Maxtor 300gb Diamondmax 10 SATA II
Seagate Barracuda 750gb - 7200.11
WD 250gb Diamondmax 10 SATA II


Thank you,
Brent
 

Jack the Newbie

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What BIOS Version are you using?

I have seen some other posts about this but the usual answer is memory swap or memory put into the first black slot, etc., etc.
Have you tested any of that (e.g. try to boot with one memory module only?)

BIOS A7522IMSV3.0-20081204
Have you considered updating your BIOS to the latest Version?

OCZ OCZ3G1600LV6GK 6GB PC3-12800+
You are using factory overclocked memory modules which real specs are DDR3-1066 or DDR3-1333 and you CPU's memory controller natively only supports up to DDR3-1066 (according to Intel Specifications).  What memory related settings are you working with?
 

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BIOS VERSION: A7522IMSV3.0-20081204

Yes I have tried just one stick of memory in the first black slot and tried to boot. No luck, unless I clear the CMOS, then it boots just fine.

I have considered updating the BIOS, but there seems to be a slight discrepancy. I have American Megatrends 3.0 and the latest version to download from MSI is 1.3. Am I missing something here? If I need to update the BIOS, which is the most full proof way to do that? I have flashed BIOS before. I just do not want to end up with a brick.

I am running the memory at 1066. At the MSI website it states that it supports 1600, so I bought 1600 for future upgrades. All settings are stock.

The computer works just fine after I clear the CMOS, reset the time, and boot it up. It is just a pain in the butt to do that every morning.
 

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After I clear the CMOS, then yes it does. It sees all 6gb of RAM in the proper slots and properly identified @ 1600 but running at 1066.

If I do not clear the CMOS, it just powers on, fans spin up, blue lights on the motherboard turn on, no memory error lights anywhere on the board. They are either blue or green. But that is all it does.
 

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think you have this board then

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1703
 

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Yes, you are right. I do have the SLI, which is weird because I ordered the Platinum with no SLI. The boards look so similar, I did not think they sent me the wrong one. I do see on the barcode on the box that it does say SLI. That would explain the BIOS discrepancies. I looked at my extra parts and I do have both the Crossfire & SLI links.

okay if that is the case, then do you think that updating the BIOS to 3.1 would solve that issue of resetting the CMOS to get it to boot up.
 
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