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Make sure your memory settings didn't get changed. Incorrect timings/low voltage on the memory would certainly cause some issues.
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[q]Originally posted by: MrWicked1968

out of curiosity, what kind of PSU is being used?[/q]
It´s a Corsair 550w PSU, close to 2 years use, but definitly not 2.

Ok, here´s what happened:

Unplugged every device save for the MotherBoard, GPU and 1 stick of 2 GB RAM. Then took out the CMOS battery and drained any possible residual charge. The PC booted up, but for some reason it was loading the BIOS very slowly.

Proceeded to plug every component as always, plus the 2nd RAM stick. Resulting in the PC not booting up. Removed the extra stick of ram, tried again. The PC boots, puts the incorrect overclocking message and a bad checksum message. Accesed the BIOS, again it took some time to load. Put everything into factory settings. Loaded windows. Restarted the PC, but it takes more than usual to get to the OS select screen, yet it works.

So im left with 2GB or RAM instead of 4GB. Had two sticks of 1GB ram of the same brand and clock speed. Set them on the board and the pc loads BIOS and OS screen quickly (the way it was previous to the problem.)

Did some light browsing, nothing heavy like gaming yet and it seems to work. But im left withouth my no overvoltage overclock and with a slower RAM since i guess its not operating in dual channel mode. And DDR2 RAM is way to expensive.

I don´t think the problem is solved but for now the PC starts. Thanks everyone for the help but if anyone has extra advice please share it.
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OS corruption due to the bad ram. Do a repair off the OS cd.
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OS corruption due to the bad ram. Do a repair off the OS cd.
But the BIOS was also loading slowly, now it seems normal

Maybe i'll make another topic, but first i'll try here. Anyway, do anyone has experience with this RAM:


Will it work on MSI motherboard? How do i find this out?
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But the BIOS was also loading slowly, now it seems normal

Maybe i'll make another topic, but first i'll try here. Anyway, do anyone has experience with this RAM:

Amazon.com: Kingston HyperX 4 GB Kit (2x2 GB Modules) 1066MHz DDR2 DIMM Desktop Memory KHX8500D2T1K2/4G: Electronics

Will it work on MSI motherboard? How do i find this out?
Although Kingston is a great brand, there is much better Corsair DDR3 ram for 20$ less on newegg here, and it's also 4GB:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260

And yes it should work on your motherboard if it's not incredibly old. By the way, have you already confirmed there's nothing wrong with your motherboard? Seems strange that your BIOS would load slowly one time then normally the other. If new RAM doesn't fix the issue I'd get it checked out.
Edited by Crecente - 1/6/11 at 8:23am
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Although Kingston is a great brand, there is much better Corsair DDR3 ram for 20$ less on newegg here, and it's also 4GB:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260
Remember my board only supports DDR2, it's kind of sad since DDR3 can be found at ggod prices now.

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By the way, have you already confirmed there's nothing wrong with your motherboard? Seems strange that your BIOS would load slowly one time then normally the other. If new RAM doesn't fix the issue I'd get it checked out.
Yes, super strange. But i don't know what to tell you. The board seems to be in order right now. Would be a pain to order the memory and have the board being the problem but i can't think of a way to check this. Too bad the I5 2500k isn't available in amazon right now because im so pissed i could pull the trigger on a 500 U.S. investment in parts. But i was happy with the performance i was getting out of this system.
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Seems strange that your BIOS would load slowly one time then normally the other.
Not at all. Especially after changing hardware around. The bios checks the DMI and SMBIOS for changes in hardware and reports it to the OS for proper system management and appropriate drivers before the OS loads. Once it has that stored, it won't do it again until it detects another change.
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Not at all. Especially after changing hardware around. The bios checks the DMI and SMBIOS for changes in hardware and reports it to the OS for proper system management and appropriate drivers before the OS loads. Once it has that stored, it won't do it again until it detects another change.
Thanks for cleraing that up, the way you put it seems completly logical.

This almost compels me to order those stick of memory.
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