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Mobo/ CPU Help?

By ichixban
Apr 24, 2007
  1. I bought an Intel DQ965GFEKR mobo and E6700 off newegg a couple of days ago. Tried installing today and everything on the motherboard seems to be running (fans, GPU, CD rom). When I plug in the monitor I get no signal though. Its running on a 600watt PSU.
    specs:
    DQ965GFEKR mobo
    E6700 Conroe
    EVGA 8800 GTS
    Blue orb II
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    LITE-ON Combo Drive Black SATA Model SHC-52S7K-05 - OEM
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The problem is that you've bought a motherboard that supports 1.8V memory modules only & you've installed 1.95V memory modules (at least that's what the Newegg specifications say). Do you have a link to the memory modules on the Kingston website ?
     
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  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The problem is that the motherboard powers up & uses the SPD information it finds in the memory modules & the SPD specifications tell it to run at 800MHz with 1.95/2.0V resulting in no POST (as the motherboard does set the memory to 800MHz but cannot power it with 1.95/2.0V).

    I have looked quite a bit into the issue as I myself have an Intel motherboard that supports only 1.8V modules at 800MHz (which by the way is the official JEDEC specification).
     
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  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So can we say that ichixban's Kingston HyperX memory choice is not compatible with the Intel DQ965GFEKR mobo?
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I would say yes. After looking at the Kingston site, the only 800MHz (PC6400) memory said to be compatible is Kingston ValueRam PC6400 (SDRAM-DDR2, 1.8V, CL5).
     
  7. ichixban

    ichixban TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I went ahead and bought some new RAM.
    mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

    Installed today and I am still getting the same problem (standy mode for monitor). Everything on the board is still running. The RAM is 1.8 and has 5-5-5 timings. Any help?
     
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