I will be honest that seems a little wierd to me. Have you noticed any change in Bootup time when it does boot? One thing that I did experience with this board was that the MSI logo screen at boot held for a max of 2 seconds when I first got the board. Suddenly after the first 2 months it started holding for 4 seconds. I didn't really think anything of it until I started having more issues with my Ram. Erros, BSoD's And here's what tipped me off on the Problem....
I could change my tRP settings below 8. And when the MSI logo screen start holding for longer, I realized after a couple of hours of trying to get the tRP to go below eight and failing, that there was something wrong. I tried to do a BIOS update and got the ROMID Mismatch and didn't realize that it would brink the board. I RMA'd the board and they ttold me that there were a couple of broken circuits on the board.
Low and behold, I got the board back and was able to change tRP setting below 8 once again. So it might be something to look into with MSI because that doesn't sound right that you can't get 7-7-7-24 with your Ram.
Can you try to hit 7-7-7-24-31 @ 1333Mhz? If you can't then I would be calling either MSI or GSkill... Did you try setting your CPU, CPU-NB and HT all to stock speeds and still keep the 1.4v on the CPU-NB? Becuase if you haven't and you have the others OCed, it will be harder to hit the CL7 at 1600MHz.
My Ram is Rated at 2000MHz 8-8-8-30 @ 2.0v You not being able to hit 7-7-7-24 @ 1333Mhz with stock timings of 9-9-9-24, is like me not being able to hit 6-6-6-30 @ 1600Mhz, which I can and also get 5-5-5-21-26 @ 1333Mhz - 1475MHz+ with these sticks.
What are your current setting for everything.
CPU frequency (FSB and Multi) and Voltage
CPU-NB (FSB and Multi) frequency and Voltage
HT Speed (FSB and Multi) and Voltage
Dram Frequency, Timings and Voltage
I have had my CPU-NB Voltage as high as 1.65v and my CPU is still going to strong. I wouldn't suggest keeping it there Unless you have some rediculous cooling. You are right that Heat will kill things but some should be warned to use "Extra" cooling on applicable areas before bumping volts to high. A mild bump of .10-.15 isn't that bad. Shoot, ASUS S939 boards used .125 voltage increments.Eatra Cooling Example
I used the Stock AMD AM3 HS fan mounted to my Mosfet/NB HS. I also use my old Dualie Toledo's Stock HS fan on the southbridge with a bracket that I fabricated. Both are spinning at 3k rpm's. Pushing at least 80cfm's. I'm not sure whatt he specs are on those fans. COuld find out if anyone's interested though...
Anyway, why did you succume to the Dark side? lol- You left us! Obi Wan may have died (actually killed) but he still visited Luke from time to time...
)Edited by Mastiffman - 10/26/09 at 10:24am