Hope some of you more experienced people could help me out here.
Continuing on from the above issues, I'm having a really odd problem with this new MSI K8N Platinum MoBo and seemingly
my installed RAM (Samsung DDR400 PC3200 Single-Side 512mb and 256mb respectively).
Y'see, the MoBo came with a "D-Bracket2" which is a front PCI style slot that cables into the MoBo, but it has the additional feature of combining 4 LED's that attach to the MoBo and act as a 'diagnostic' tool. Simply, the LED's light up in different combos to highlight any particular issues with the system.
Well, the newly built system - on very first boot-up - kept hanging at the D-Bracket LED indication of "memory detection", which the manual describes as meaning that either the RAM is damaged or not installed correctly.
This happened several times and I got nowhere, but somehow
it decided to kick-in at a later attempt
Nevertheless, with Windows being booted on a new MoBo it detected 'new hardware' and I had to even restart/reboot a few times with NO problems whatsoever.
When done, I turned off the PC for around and hour, and then went back to it to do a little more work, and it now refuses to boot again, repeating the exact same problem of the system hanging at the D-Bracket LED indication of "memory detection".
This seems weird as the RAM, although NOT listed in MSI test reports, works in my other shop bought PC with a MSI MoBo, and it DID
work for a short period in this new MoBo (after initially refusing to be detected).
So what do you think this problem is caused by? Is it the RAM that is simply incompatible and just works haphazardly, or do you think this is a prob with the MoBo?
Please advise as this is really starting to send me insane
Best regards to all,