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Author Topic: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO - DRAM error with Gigabyte GeForce CUDA GTX980Ti  (Read 2018 times)

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I have experienced issue with following motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO.
For me it looks like compatibility issue between this motherboard and GPU used: which is Gigabyte GeForce CUDA GTX980Ti.
Issue description:
After installing aforementioned GPU, BIOS is not loading. No beeps, black screen, computer is working, all fans working (including these on GPU). But motherboard indicates error:
EZ Debug LED is showing DRAM error which according to instruction means that DRAM is not installed or failed.
What I have tried to get rid of this issue:
1. Different versions of BIOS: 1.4, 1.6 and the most actual 1.8
2. Clear CMOS (reset BIOS with jumper)
3. Battery removal for 30min.
4. Different Power supplies cables.
5. Both PCI-E slots were tried.
6. Different configurations of DDR – 1,2,4 pieces used in different configuration.
7. I have also tried changing PCI-E in BIOS form Auto to Gen3.
After removing GPU or replacing it with different (but much older) PCI-E card solves this issue.
I have found a lot of information’s on the internet about problems with this configuration but I haven’t found any solution for it.
Other parts which can be important:
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake, socket 1151
Cooling: Thermalright HR-02 - Macho Rev. B
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 16GB (4x4GB) 3000 MHz CL15
PowerSupply: XFX XXX Edition Pro Modularny 80Plus Bronze - 750W

Any ideas how to solve it without going for another card model/vendor ? Any help or advice is appreciated.
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Svet

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you have to replace this particular card with a different brand
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hapkiman

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Are you certain this is a functioning card?  In other words can you test the card in a different system?
If so, then you have a choice.  Either replace the card or the mobo.
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Gigabyte's 980Ti (at least) is known to cause issues on MSI motherboards.
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Errors are red, My screen is blue .I think I deleted, System32.
99% of issues would be solved if people would read the manual first.

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Gigabyte's 980Ti (at least) is known to cause issues on MSI motherboards.
Hey, I was wondering if you could give me any details on this issue or point me in the right diretion as I'm currently stuck with the same problem. Thanks
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I do not think anyone found a sensible solution to this. I think that most would simply swap the motherboard to other brand or the graphics card.
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I only take responsibility for what I say, not for what you understand.  Any posts are my own views!

Errors are red, My screen is blue .I think I deleted, System32.
99% of issues would be solved if people would read the manual first.

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you can RMA the board to fix the issue or exchange the card with a different brand
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