Wanted to upgrade to process DV tapes.

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My mobo is ASUS A7V333 Socket A + Via KT333 chipset which should take up to
3Gb 333MHz DDR ram.
I had 1.25Gb ram and an ATHLON XP2000+ processor which apparently was
operating with FSB of 266MHz (not sure) and clock speed of 1.67GHz (true), I
had a GForce 4600Ti graphics card with 128Mb on board. I wanted to improve
performance for gaming and video processing. My local upgrade shop said they
put in a SEMPRON 3000+ and upated the BIOS to revision 1017 but they said the
set up would not take any more RAM (I asked for the 256 (266MHz) chip to be
removed and a 1Gb chip to be added to the 2x512 already installed. The system
is now at a clock speed of 1999MHz with only now 1Gb of ram - no idea if the
FSB is 333MHZ or 266MHz.
They installed an ASUS V9570TD - FX5700 graphics card with 256Mb on board,
this works fine. My question is why they could not fit the 2Gb ram and how do
I check my actual FSB speed? When I check the config it says the processor is
AMD ATHLON XP Version x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0.
I've seen some first class responses on this forum, hope you can help me
too. Thanks.
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    I think you might have misunderstood them.The board will support 3gb of Ram but
    at 333mhz it will only support 2 dimms of ram...for a total of 2gb.
    If you put in 3gb it will run at 266mhz FSB.They would have had to replace all
    of your 512 sticks with 1gb sticks to give you 2gb of ram at 333 FSB.
    The Sempron 3000+ runs at 166(333FSB) x 12 =1999.In order to actually check this
    you will need to enter the BIOS(watch for the message push delete to enter BIOS
    when you start your system.and look for the settings page.
    peter
    "Don" <Don@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D5983973-DFCE-4A26-BE71-A1459BED0338@microsoft.com...
    > My mobo is ASUS A7V333 Socket A + Via KT333 chipset which should take up to
    > 3Gb 333MHz DDR ram.
    > I had 1.25Gb ram and an ATHLON XP2000+ processor which apparently was
    > operating with FSB of 266MHz (not sure) and clock speed of 1.67GHz (true), I
    > had a GForce 4600Ti graphics card with 128Mb on board. I wanted to improve
    > performance for gaming and video processing. My local upgrade shop said they
    > put in a SEMPRON 3000+ and upated the BIOS to revision 1017 but they said the
    > set up would not take any more RAM (I asked for the 256 (266MHz) chip to be
    > removed and a 1Gb chip to be added to the 2x512 already installed. The system
    > is now at a clock speed of 1999MHz with only now 1Gb of ram - no idea if the
    > FSB is 333MHZ or 266MHz.
    > They installed an ASUS V9570TD - FX5700 graphics card with 256Mb on board,
    > this works fine. My question is why they could not fit the 2Gb ram and how do
    > I check my actual FSB speed? When I check the config it says the processor is
    > AMD ATHLON XP Version x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0.
    > I've seen some first class responses on this forum, hope you can help me
    > too. Thanks.
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