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  1.    02 Sep 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by TONPumper View Post
    I just purchased more G.Skill RAM from Newegg and it also did not work. Does anyone have any advice on the RAM that I should be purchasing?
    Did you check the website of the Motherboard MFG to find the memory that would work with it?? That's what I would do when in doubt.

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  2.    02 Sep 2015 #12

    Hi there

    does your computer boot for example a LINUX distro or anything from a USB device. If you can get anything to boot then it's a Windows problem --if nothing boots then it's a RAM compatibility problem.

    All RAM isn't equal. !!!

    Can you also get into the BIOS to see what the computer THINKS what hardware is installed.

    Cheers
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  3.    02 Sep 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Did you check the website of the Motherboard MFG to find the memory that would work with it?? That's what I would do when in doubt.

    Jeff
    Yes, that's what got me in this mess

    I checked the website and the only thing that I noticed was that my motherboard could handle 8GB of RAM and it had to be 800/1066/1333. I limited my search using these results and purchased what Newegg listed as compatible.
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  4.    03 Sep 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by TONPumper View Post
    ...
    Firstly, what bios version do you have installed please? The last two bios updates released by MSI were RAM compatibiity enhancements
    Secondly, the RAM you have bought will not work out of the box on your board. You would need to manually configure the RAM settings in your BIOS before installing your new RAM or the system will not boot. You can only do this while leaving your old RAM installed so that you can boot into BIOS, configure settings for new RAM, save and exit, remove old RAM, install new RAM, and then should hopefully boot. This is assuming the GSkill will work on your board as they are on the outer limit of the specs for that board.

    I have checked the specs and feel that if the settings are configured correctly with the latest BIOS installed, then there would be a reasonable prospect of success...say 75%(ish). The RAM you have selected have not been officially tested by MSI to confirm compatibility as I have checked their listing.
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  5.    03 Sep 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by TONPumper View Post
    Yes, that's what got me in this mess

    I checked the website and the only thing that I noticed was that my motherboard could handle 8GB of RAM and it had to be 800/1066/1333. I limited my search using these results and purchased what Newegg listed as compatible.
    I found this:
    4GB RAM Memory for Microstar (MSI) G41M-P26 (DDR3-10600 - Non-ECC) - Motherboard Memory Upgrade at Amazon.com

    It's a 4Gb stick of RAM that's compatible with your motherboard.
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  6.    03 Sep 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyMe View Post
    Firstly, what bios version do you have installed please? The last two bios updates released by MSI were RAM compatibiity enhancements
    Secondly, the RAM you have bought will not work out of the box on your board. You would need to manually configure the RAM settings in your BIOS before installing your new RAM or the system will not boot. You can only do this while leaving your old RAM installed so that you can boot into BIOS, configure settings for new RAM, save and exit, remove old RAM, install new RAM, and then should hopefully boot. This is assuming the GSkill will work on your board as they are on the outer limit of the specs for that board.

    I have checked the specs and feel that if the settings are configured correctly with the latest BIOS installed, then there would be a reasonable prospect of success...say 75%(ish). The RAM you have selected have not been officially tested by MSI to confirm compatibility as I have checked their listing.
    That could be why it doesn't work then. I'm using 2 4gb sticks by PNY right now. I have the latest version of the BIOS which was released in 2012. I'll try to check the settings again.
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I found this:
    4GB RAM Memory for Microstar (MSI) G41M-P26 (DDR3-10600 - Non-ECC) - Motherboard Memory Upgrade at Amazon.com

    It's a 4Gb stick of RAM that's compatible with your motherboard.
    As mentioned, I'm running 8gb right now.
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  7.    04 Sep 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by TONPumper View Post
    I'm using 2 4gb sticks by PNY right now. I have the latest version of the BIOS which was released in 2012. I'll try to check the settings again.
    • Re-install the PNY modules
    • Enter BIOS and navigate to your "Cell Menu"
    • Change the memory timings to 9-9-9-24 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
    • Also make sure the 'Adjusted DRAM Frequency' is set at 1333MHz.
    • Save and exit. Then shutdown.
    • Swap out for GSkill, reboot and see if she successfully detects the RAM and can POST properly.


    Please report back with outcome.

    Edit: Also change the command rate to '2' and make sure voltage is at 1.5v
    Last edited by WhyMe; 04 Sep 2015 at 20:39.
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  8.    19 Sep 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyMe View Post
    • Re-install the PNY modules
    • Enter BIOS and navigate to your "Cell Menu"
    • Change the memory timings to 9-9-9-24 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
    • Also make sure the 'Adjusted DRAM Frequency' is set at 1333MHz.
    • Save and exit. Then shutdown.
    • Swap out for GSkill, reboot and see if she successfully detects the RAM and can POST properly.


    Please report back with outcome.

    Edit: Also change the command rate to '2' and make sure voltage is at 1.5v
    I actually returned the GSkill RAM and bought this RAM. I'm guessing that your suggestion needs to be tweaked a little bit. I did try to put the Kingston RAM in with no luck as well. Luckily, it only cost me $3, so it wasn't that bad. I was wondering if flashing the BIOS might help--or if my MB is even compatible to handle Windows 10. Right now, I'm running memtest86+ on a PNY stick in slot 0. So far, there have been no errors and it's on pass 7. Going to put the same stick in the other slot and test again tonight to see if it's the RAM or the MB causing the issue.
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  9.    19 Sep 2015 #19
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    UPDATE: The first stick passed the test with no errors. I moved it to the second slot and started another test, and I noticed that it's reading as DDR2 instead of DDR3.
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  10.    19 Sep 2015 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by TONPumper View Post
    UPDATE: The first stick passed the test with no errors. I moved it to the second slot and started another test, and I noticed that it's reading as DDR2 instead of DDR3.
    Is the same issue replicated when you test your second module in slot #1 and then slot #2? If so, then unfortunately you may have a motherboard issue.

    In post #14, I wrote
    what bios version do you have installed please? The last two bios updates released by MSI were RAM compatibiity enhancements
    Did you check which bios revision you are currently using? If it was an old version, have you tried updating to the newer revisions for enhanced RAM compatibility? It may be worth checking out.
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