MSI K7N2 Delta Memory Issues

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Antman, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Antman

    Antman Guest

    I've just bought the above motherboard and am expericening difficulties with
    memory. I have 2 sticks of 256mb 2700 333ddr ram, one is Samsung, the other
    is unbranded. When it gets hectic playing C&C Generals i recieve a Blue
    Screen of Death with a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION error, has anyone else seen
    this error. Is my memory uncompatible with this board, i had no problems
    with the same memory in my old Soltek 75DRV5 board?
     
    Antman, Jun 23, 2003
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  2. Antman

    Antman Guest

    Antman, Jun 23, 2003
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  3. Antman

    Steve Lee Guest

    Hi,

    Not sure this is your problem. That KB article specifically talks about
    Pentium PRO and the
    following:

    The Pentium and Pentium Pro processors provide a mechanism to detect and
    to report hardware-related problems such as memory parity errors and
    cache errors. To signal a hardware error, the processor signals the
    detection of a machine check error by generating a machine check
    exception (Interrupt 18). Windows XP reports that the error occurred and
    displays parameters that you can use to decode the exception. Contact
    your hardware vendor or processor manufacturer for information about the
    Machine Check Architecture or see the Intel Pentium Pro Family
    Developer's Manual - Volume 3: Operating System Writer's Manual.

    maybe MCA is supported on Socket A AMD processors too but just thought I
    would mention above...
     
    Steve Lee, Jun 23, 2003
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  4. Antman

    Antman Guest

    Hi,

    This problem is more serious than i thought, i have tried everything! Removed 1stick of 256mb ram, no joy, tried the other no joy. I've disonnected the sound card, n/w card still getting the dreaded blue screen of death, i'm beginning to think i've got a duff board...... if only i'd bought another soltek :(

    I found this on a forum somewhere:-

    There are 4 causes for that error:

    -overclocking the CPU or mobo causing damage
    -heat
    -unstable power
    -bad ram

    There is no "cure", it is just a matter of troubleshooting until the culprit is found. It is completely hardware related

    Oh woe is me, all the bios clock settings are on auto, the temp of the cpu is between 40-45 degrees (volcano 7+ fan). The PSU worked fine on my other board, whats going on ????



    Hi,

    Not sure this is your problem. That KB article specifically talks about Pentium PRO and the
    following:

    The Pentium and Pentium Pro processors provide a mechanism to detect and to report hardware-related problems such as memory parity errors and cache errors. To signal a hardware error, the processor signals the detection of a machine check error by generating a machine check exception (Interrupt 18). Windows XP reports that the error occurred and displays parameters that you can use to decode the exception. Contact your hardware vendor or processor manufacturer for information about the Machine Check Architecture or see the Intel Pentium Pro Family Developer's Manual - Volume 3: Operating System Writer's Manual.

    maybe MCA is supported on Socket A AMD processors too but just thought I would mention above...


    Antman wrote:

    Just found this on the MS website
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q329284

    I'll try just 1 stick, probably the Samsung tonight and see if it's more
    stable.


    I've just bought the above motherboard and am expericening difficulties
    with
    memory. I have 2 sticks of 256mb 2700 333ddr ram, one is Samsung, the
    other
    is unbranded. When it gets hectic playing C&C Generals i recieve a Blue
    Screen of Death with a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION error, has anyone else seen
    this error. Is my memory uncompatible with this board, i had no problems
    with the same memory in my old Soltek 75DRV5 board?
     
    Antman, Jun 25, 2003
    #4
  5. Antman

    Antman Guest

    It looks like i've sorted this problem, the processor fan was on the wrong way round, so i turned it round the correct way and used some more thermal compound, so far no more Blue screens.

    Hurrah

    Hi,

    This problem is more serious than i thought, i have tried everything! Removed 1stick of 256mb ram, no joy, tried the other no joy. I've disonnected the sound card, n/w card still getting the dreaded blue screen of death, i'm beginning to think i've got a duff board...... if only i'd bought another soltek :(

    I found this on a forum somewhere:-

    There are 4 causes for that error:

    -overclocking the CPU or mobo causing damage
    -heat
    -unstable power
    -bad ram

    There is no "cure", it is just a matter of troubleshooting until the culprit is found. It is completely hardware related

    Oh woe is me, all the bios clock settings are on auto, the temp of the cpu is between 40-45 degrees (volcano 7+ fan). The PSU worked fine on my other board, whats going on ????



    Hi,

    Not sure this is your problem. That KB article specifically talks about Pentium PRO and the
    following:

    The Pentium and Pentium Pro processors provide a mechanism to detect and to report hardware-related problems such as memory parity errors and cache errors. To signal a hardware error, the processor signals the detection of a machine check error by generating a machine check exception (Interrupt 18). Windows XP reports that the error occurred and displays parameters that you can use to decode the exception. Contact your hardware vendor or processor manufacturer for information about the Machine Check Architecture or see the Intel Pentium Pro Family Developer's Manual - Volume 3: Operating System Writer's Manual.

    maybe MCA is supported on Socket A AMD processors too but just thought I would mention above...


    Antman wrote:

    Just found this on the MS website
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q329284

    I'll try just 1 stick, probably the Samsung tonight and see if it's more
    stable.


    I've just bought the above motherboard and am expericening difficulties
    with
    memory. I have 2 sticks of 256mb 2700 333ddr ram, one is Samsung, the
    other
    is unbranded. When it gets hectic playing C&C Generals i recieve a Blue
    Screen of Death with a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION error, has anyone else seen
    this error. Is my memory uncompatible with this board, i had no problems
    with the same memory in my old Soltek 75DRV5 board?
     
    Antman, Jun 28, 2003
    #5
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