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MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« on: 04-August-07, 23:35:52 »

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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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #1 on: 05-August-07, 01:44:15 »

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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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #2 on: 05-August-07, 01:48:02 »

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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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #3 on: 05-August-07, 01:54:32 »

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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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #4 on: 05-August-07, 09:51:27 »

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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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #5 on: 05-August-07, 11:38:23 »

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 :censored:ed off after the amount of money I've just spent!
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #6 on: 05-August-07, 11:51:49 »

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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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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #7 on: 05-August-07, 12:03:47 »

AE   512MB DDR2 533 CL4 PC2-4200U-444-12
      AET660UD00-370A88S        A2C61311

Thats what is on the label.

The brand is Aeneon, heres a link to what I think my exact RAM is https://shop.aeneon.com/index.php?sess=2670200708051227541905&gr=Desktop-DRAM|DDR2|512%20MB%20/%20533%20MHz|&ma=detail&gn=AET660UD00-370A98Z-P

It is indeed non-ECC RAM.

I've cleared my CMOS with the on/off switch off and with the power lead out.

I'll try the barebone configuration only, but apart from 2 sticks of 512MB DDR PC2 3200 memory, (which I dont think are compatable with this mobo) thats all I have to test it with. Monitor attached? Also I don't think I have a D-Bracket.

I think this maybe a compatibilty issue, I tried a compatibilty search on the Aeneon website and my motherboard is not listed.

Thank you for your help guys I appreciate it  :)
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #8 on: 05-August-07, 15:19:08 »

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Monitor attached?

Sure.

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I think this maybe a compatibilty issue

This is what I am thinking as well.

Try barebone setup outside your case anyway, you never know.
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #9 on: 05-August-07, 19:04:30 »

I tried the barebone setup outside my case and got the same result so I'm gonna go buy some 667 or 800 memory off of crucial  :)
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #10 on: 06-August-07, 04:55:31 »

I tried the barebone setup outside my case and got the same result so I'm gonna go buy some 667 or 800 memory off of crucial  :)

Why not just try borrowing the RAMs to test out 1st before rushing off to buy.
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #11 on: 06-August-07, 11:02:22 »

Because nobody I know has RAM that will fit! My dad's is 200pin, so is my grandads PC and my cousin's. I'm the only one with a fairly recent motherboard, even if it is a Dell.
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #12 on: 07-August-07, 04:16:04 »

Hold on here.

You are saying that you've got a Dell PC that comes with a P35 Platinum board?
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #13 on: 07-August-07, 11:28:51 »

No, where did you get that idea? I've built a new pc, (which is sitting there waiting for my new RAM to arrive) but I'm still able to use my old Dell 9100.
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #14 on: 08-August-07, 05:52:58 »

That last post gave me that idea though :laugh:.

Ok, back to your issue.

If you really can't borrow any of the RAMs to test out, there's no choice but to buy 1 RAM compatible to the board and test. If not, you can also bring it to a computer shop to let the tech guys have a check on it.
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #15 on: 08-August-07, 12:05:19 »

Got my new RAM, works now  :) but now niether of my DVD-ROM\RW work very well  :huh:
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #16 on: 08-August-07, 12:11:40 »

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Got my new RAM, works now

Great!  :biggthumbsup:

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but now niether of my DVD-ROM\RW work very well

Try to be more be precise about your problem description.

What kind of optical drives are you using (PATA (IDE) or SATA)? 
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #17 on: 08-August-07, 16:31:47 »

Check and maker sure that the DVD drives are set correctly in Master and Slave mode if you are using IDE controller.
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #18 on: 08-August-07, 16:40:37 »

Sorted now, I backed up some music and vid's on dvd-r, some of them were corrupt which caused the system to freeze up.
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Re: MSI P35 Platinum new build wont boot
« Reply #19 on: 08-August-07, 16:43:57 »

I see.

Am glad to know that you've got everything's sorted out now :biggthumbsup:.
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