Solved Gigabyte G41m Combo DDR3 Ram Problem Can't find Solution!!!

Gigabyte Ga-g41m-combo desktop motherboa...
April 16, 2015 at 00:00:41
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, G skill Value Ram 4 GB 1333Mhz
Hi everyone,

I have Gigabyte G41M Combo Mobo rev 2.0 with Intel C2d E7400 2.8 Ghz processor and DDR2 Ram. This motherboard supports 1066/1333(O.C.) DDR3.

I bought G skill RipjawsX 1333 Mhz 1*4 Gb but couldn't make it work.
The G-Skill customer service said that Ripjaws series used one sided IC chips which might not work on older motherboards.
They adviced me to buy Value Ram series so I bought G-Skill 4 Gb DDR3 1333 Mhz Value ram which they said uses two sided IC Chips.

But it still doesn't work.
I reset the bios, load the defaults but still it won't work.
When I switch on the power, There is no display and no beeps but the mobo is working I can see the fan running.

And there are two people I know(online review) who are using the same ram on the same mobo and its working for them?
Yes I am installing it firmly in the right slot and not using DDR2 and DDR3 together.

What do I do? Anything I might be missing, anyone?

Help Urgent Need!
Thanks in Advance


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✔ Best Answer
April 16, 2015 at 09:01:58
"Could it be related to my PSU?"

We already went over this. The PSU is not the problem. It's either the RAM or you're missing something in the BIOS settings. Is there a jumper on the board that needs to be changed to switch from DDR2 to DDR3?



#1
April 16, 2015 at 00:53:47
Gigabyte G41M Manual (direct download)- http://download.gigabyte.us/FileLis...

Gigabyte G41M Memory Compatibility List (direct download) - http://download.gigabyte.us/FileLis...


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#2
April 16, 2015 at 02:01:09
No beeps? Take out the RAM and any other extension board(s).
Power cable next to the CPU is connected?
Speaker correctly connected?

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#3
April 16, 2015 at 04:44:16
Yes everything is connected because as soon as I change the ram with DDR2, it starts fine.

Could it be related to my PSU? It is 450 W and I also have a graphic Card installed.


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#4
April 16, 2015 at 05:07:06
It is compatible otherwise It wouldn't have worked for other people.

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#5
April 16, 2015 at 09:01:58
✔ Best Answer
"Could it be related to my PSU?"

We already went over this. The PSU is not the problem. It's either the RAM or you're missing something in the BIOS settings. Is there a jumper on the board that needs to be changed to switch from DDR2 to DDR3?


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#6
April 16, 2015 at 09:54:58
This is a new Ram. Earlier I was trying RipjawsX series G-Skill Ram but Gigabyte customer service said to try the Value Series Ram because it uses 2 sided IC chips for older motherboards.

Also earlier there were continuous beeps but this time there are no beeps even with this ram. I will try this ram on another PC tomorrow to check if the ram is faulty?

About the jumper, I don't know. But I did reset the bios and load the defaults.

And I got to know from the person who is using this ram on the same mobo that this Mobo, though it states it can support 1333 Mhz, becomes unstable at 1333 Mhz and the Gigabyte customer rep also verified that saying that its best if you don't try run this mobo at 1333 MHz speed Ram.

What can I change in the Bios? MCH frequency Latch and System Memory Multiplier both are on auto. I could try changing them, but to which value I don't know?

Thanks for taking the time out to reply.



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#7
April 21, 2015 at 09:32:47
As it turns out, the ram was defective.

I replaced it with a new one and its working fine auto adjusted without the need to change anything in the bios.

G-Skill value ram is one of the few rams compatible with this mobo.

If anyone ever has problems with DDR3 ram with this mobo, the only solution is to change the ram with some other compatible one. There is no other solution.


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