MSI 7309 drivers and system crashes

August 5, 2009 at 14:48:59
Specs: Windows Vista
I just built a new computer with the ms7309 motherboard, amd am2 cpu, 4 gb of ocz memory (2 sticks). Just before the actvity bar displays during boot up the system crashes with a 7e or 7b error. If I remove one of the sticks no problems. I even the memory stick that did work with the other one thinking one of the sticks was bad, but it wasn't. Any ideas as what is causing the problem?

2nd problem: I attempted to install the drivers for the motherboard and it says it doesn't support the os I'm using (64 bit vista). according to my hardware devices, the coprocessor is not recognized! I attempted to download the drivers from msi's site but the links are dead! any ideas as to where I can download them from?

Thanks for your assitance.


See More: MSI 7309 drivers and system crashes

Report •

August 5, 2009 at 15:46:34
Did you manually configure the BIOS settings, especially the RAM settings? Did you test the RAM with memtest86? You should ALWAYS test the RAM before installing the OS.

I'm curious why you bought an AM2 board based on an old chipset rather than new AM2+/AM3 board?

You'll find the motherboard chipset drivers at the nVidia website.

Report •

August 5, 2009 at 16:20:20
To expand on jam's comments, below is an excert from you manual.

Main Memory

Supports dual channel DDR2 400/533/667/800, using four 240-pin DDR2 DIMMs.
• Supports the memory size up to 2GB
• Supports 1.8v DDR2 SDRAM DIMM
Due to the High Performance Memory design, motherboards or system configurations may or may not operate smoothly at the JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) standard settings (BIOS Default on the motherboard) such as DDR2 voltage, memory speeds and memory timing. Please confirm and adjust your memory setting in the BIOS accordingly for better system stability.
Example: Kingston HyperX DDR2-800 PC-6400 operates at 2.0V, 4-4-4-12.
For more information about specification of high performance memory modules, please check with your Memory Manufactures for more details.

There are TWO versions of that model. Links to the specs for both are below.

There is a live update online button on those links to update your drivers and BIOS.

Didn’t you get a CD with the motherboard? The drivers should be on that CD.

Report •

August 5, 2009 at 19:53:06
The driver cd was bad.

The memory configuration was set to automatically detect the settings in the BIOS. My memory is DDR2 pc 6400 and the max memory for the version of the board that I have is 4gb.

I will check the memory mfg to see what they suggest to set the memory settings to.

Thanks for your advice.

Report •

Related Solutions

August 5, 2009 at 19:54:49
Thanks Jim,

I ran the test and everything came back fine. The particular version of my board handles am2+

Report •

August 5, 2009 at 20:42:14
Hey Guys,

I want to thank both of you for yor help. I went back in to the BIOS settings for the memory and found out that auto was set for detecting the memory speed. I changed it to manual and it listed the speed as 400mhz! I changed it to the correct speed (800mhz) and no more bsod.

again thanks.


Report •

Ask Question