AMD athlon 2800xp+.
1gig ram, two sticks of 256mb pc3200 Twinmos and one 512mb stick of crucial. Memory set to 333.
Windows XP Home service pack 1
ALL drivers and updates for every thing.
Right, the problem is that i am experiencing lock ups and restarts when i do anything and especailly when i run benchmarks (3dmark 2001 se & 3dmark2003) sometimes it will not even load up windows but only give the "safemode", "last good config" screen etc. I'v managed to root the problem to my bios were when in the advanced option i browse over the FSB and it comes up with this warning saying:
"CAUTION:According to CPU external frequency setting, system memory can only opperate at frequency higher than or equal to 333MHZ, please make sure the DRAM maximun frequency is not less than 333MHZ"
I dont understand this becuase my memory frequency is set to 333 already. On my motherboard have i missed some sort of jumper that enables this or somthing? because after more looking around in my BIOS i come across the note saying to change the first 4 options the motherboard must be set to "jumper free mode" (this is when i set the cpu speed to "manual" and leave all the options the same e.g. the multiplier and the FSB speed so its running at normal speeds)i cannot find this anywhere. If any one has any ideas on why this thing is screwing up it would be extremly appreciated as i have tried EVERY THING that i can think of.
Helps if you have RAM from the same manufacturer and the same size. Often if the RAM doesnt match up your system will run slower and it may not run in DUAL DDR Mode. If the latency (CL##) is not the same on all the RAM that can cause timing problems.
No, my two 256mb sticks (pc3200 twinmos) are 1 bank each and my crucial is 1 or 2 cannot remember, but thats under the limit, even so the problem happened before i added the crucial ram. Il give it ago with just the crucial in though.
Already updated the bios, dont need 2 change the memory timings and fast write is not on. The problem seems to happen when I set the FSB to 166 it doesnt like it, when u do it brings up the caution error up (as i wrote above) this is really annoying its been going on for ages now, thinking of just buying an Nforce 2 mobo and being done with it. Although i have spent loads on replacing parts already :@
Im running a ATi 9800pro and i have already tried a format. Just about to order a new mobo (think this is the prob) NEVER GET THE ASUS A7V8X-X mobo its shite. Looking at the Abit NF7 v2.0 nForce2 (Socket A) Motherboard.
I feel your pain.....see BIOS SETTINGS????(p.3) and KT400 - Problem?? HELP!(p.2). I set the external freq to 133 and that seems to have stabilized it, and I am hoping that the other problem is as Crashman noted due to an older monitor with incorrect driver.