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MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« on: 04-August-07, 22:35:52 »

I just build my first pc :) everything is connected correctly. I turn the pc on for the first time, my monitor stays blank then a few seconds later it shuts off then comes back on and the LEDs on the mobo are showing 'Red Red Green Red' or 'Memory Connection Test' (according to the manual.) :cry: I'm using two sticks of 512MB DDR2 4200 533Mhz, the box doesnt say this is supported neither did Scan.co.uk in the specs for this mobo, I read in the thread earlier today that 533 should be supported? Any ideas? Should I just buy some 667 or 800 from crucial? ??? thanks
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« Reply #1 on: 05-August-07, 00:44:15 »

Please provide full and detailed system specs.

Read the Moan Guide to get an idea of what we need to know.

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« Reply #2 on: 05-August-07, 00:48:02 »

Windows XP SP2
OCZ StealthXtreme 600w PSU
MSI P35 Platinum Mobo
Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.44ghz
2x512MB DDR2 PC2-4200 533mhz
Sapphire x1950PRO 256MB PCI-E
250GB HDD
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« Reply #3 on: 05-August-07, 00:54:32 »

Try with one RAM module in Slot 1 only (Switch modules around for testing).  Clear CMOS with main power plug removed from PSU before you try to restart.


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« Reply #4 on: 05-August-07, 08:51:27 »

P35 can support 533Mhz DDR2. yup, I agree to try with one stick first. Hopefully  it will boot up. Then in the BIOS, set to slightly higher DDR2 voltage, ie 1.9V or 2.0V. Plug in the 2nd stick and see if it works.
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« Reply #5 on: 05-August-07, 10:38:23 »

I've tried both sticks alone in all 4 modules, nothing, its not bad ram because I've put 1 stick on its own in my old Dell which I'm using right now and thats booted up no problem :wall: getting pretty pissed off after the amount of money I've just spent!
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« Reply #6 on: 05-August-07, 10:51:49 »

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2x512MB DDR2 PC2-4200 533mhz

Can you provide more details about your RAM modules?

- brand/manufacturer
- model name/ID

Is it ECC or non-ECC RAM?

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its not bad ram


Depending on the chips actually used on your modules you may have a compatibility problem. 

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Have your cleared CMOS yet (with main power plug removed from PSU)?  Sometimes that is all it takes to solve problems like that.


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I just build my first pc  everything is connected correctly.

Take the mainboard of the case and put it on a non-conducting surface (cardboard or anti-static bag) and try barebone configuration only:

- CPU (reseat CPU and heat sink)
- one RAM module in Slot 1 (try different brand of memory as well)
- graphics card
- PS2 keyboard
- D-Bracket

- no hard drives, optical drives, add-on cards, USB devices and USB front panel connectors

- check all power connections on your mainboard (especially +12V CPU connector (4/8pin and 24pin main power connection) and make sure your graphics card is connected with the 6-pin +12V PCIe plug of your PSU

- clear CMOS with main power plug removed after hardware changes

See if there are any changes.
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