My motherboard is an MSI G41M-P31. I started out with 4G of memory from a 6GB tri-channel Patriot memory kit. Recently I decided to buy one more stick to upgrade to 8GB. The 2GB stick I bought was the exact same brand and rating as the tri-channel kit - DDR3 PC3-8500 1066MHZ. (kit model #= PSD36G1066KH, extra stick=PSD32G10662) When I try to add the extra two sticks, the system won't boot - just cycles on and off repeatedly. I get no screen at all. I upgraded the Bios. Didn't help. I've tested combos of the sticks in all of the slots and confirmed that neither sticks nor slots are bad. (It will always boot with any two sticks in any two slots.) Also ran memtest86 utillity, which reported no errors. I called MSI, which had no solution. I called Patriot memory. After I gave them the model #s of the tri-kit and extra stick, they said that there were no manual timings to adjust - everything should work on auto. They said the only other thing they can think of that could cause this problem is a bent pin on the processor connection. Seems unlikely to me, but I'm no expert. (And don't really want to deal with removing the processor, unless it is actually the absolute only other thing it can be.)
Is there anything that anyone can think off that I haven't already tried?
Edited by PSorokin, 05 January 2013 - 11:46 AM.