MSI MS - 7246 v 2.1 (975x PUE) bios 7.0 / 7.1/7.2/7.4
E6600 2.4ghz w/ 4mb cache
2x 1GB Corsair CM2 6400 (ddrII 800)
Silencer 610w powersupply
2x 74gb raptors Raid=0
I'll try to be as informative and brief as possible.
My journey started with a lot (not enough as it turns out) research for a nice board for the core 2 e6600. Finally choosing this motherboard after reading through the review on tomshardware.com . I'm not new to computer building, but who knows, maybe I've missed something.
I've come to find , the bios are quite horrible to say the least, with each "revision" i loose more options and less things work.
This motherboard will not clock my e6600 correctly. In system properties / CPUZ it is displayed as a 1.2ghz proccessor.
The bios also confirms this on boot up, Displaying 297mhz (33x9) along with the incorrect DDR2 533 speed.
Here are the settings in the bios (ver 7.0, the only version that seems to work with the RAID)
CPU FSB Frequency = 266mhz
FSB @ memory clock ratio = Auto (i believe thats 1:2 according to cpuz)
It feels like im missing a multiplier somewhere in the setup. Everything is half speed.
I've tried to update the bios to the one's ive listed , but with any other bios revision my FSB ratio option gets locked, and my raid doesnt work.
I've sent the motherboard in on RMA and its been returned, It came with the 7.4 bios flashed on to it
which means my raid wouldnt work (and still would not detect the processor correctly).
I've included some pictures of the bios settings and what its displaying, just to prove im not out of my mind!
Any help would be great!