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Help required with a new build - MSI 970A-G45 + VisonTek PC3-14900 CL10 1866 EX

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

First and foremost I'd like to say hi to everyone, I'm new here and I can handle myself around a PC pretty well but when it comes to overclocking it's not my cup of tea.

I bought some upgrades for my PC, here are the specs:

MSI 970A-G45

VisionTek PC3-14900 CL10 1866 EX

AMD FD4100WMGUSBX FX-4100 Processor

I had to bring the mobo + cpu into to Microbytes so that they could update the bios and then use the AM3+ cpu but that's fine now - the tech actually forgot his ram on my mobo and that's why I'm able to test right now - keep reading!

When I put 1 stick of VisionTek on my board everything will turn on but the screen, I'm guessing the ram is being accepted in some sort of ways. When I use the tech's ram which is at 1066 it works just fine.

Anyone could give me some tips and pointers on how I could use my VisionTek ram?

Regards,

Kaallis!
post #2 of 5

Probably a faulty kit.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
So you guys think I should RMA this kit or could it be a compatibility issue? I know the ram is 1.65v but the mobo says 1.5v
post #4 of 5

If the system doesn't boot up at all with that RAM no matter what slot, but boots up with other RAM.... then that RAM is dead.  Try it on another PC if you can to prove this.

Voltage is something that is manually set after the RAM is put in (often also are rated speeds & timings) and confirmed "working-by-default".  Most modern midrange-high end motherboards have reliant VRM systems for RAM that can supply well over 2V for DDR3 safely.  DDR3 consumes very little power which is what makes that possible.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi,

So I received a replacement from TigerDirect which is exactly the same as before and the computer has the same behavior as before. I don't think the kit is defective and I'd love to try other possibilities. Unfortunately I don't have another board I could test the ram on - short of bringing it in Microbytes for testing but I'll try to avoid any extra charges for now.

Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Kaallis
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