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Error due to changing Memory Frequency

  • Memory
  • Windows XP
  • Overclocking
Last response: in Overclocking
July 16, 2012 11:15:41 AM

I am using windows xp-32 bit SP2. Recently i learned about overclocking in some article. In a curiosity , i just entered into mother board setup(by pressing F2 on bootup) and increased the RAM Memory Frequency from default 533 Mhz to 667 Mhz. At once i saved settings and restarted, My system gave three beep sound and my monitor never came up. My system has crashed entirely. I even put my RAM in another slot available, but of no USE !. what should i do to get my system back. Please give me a solution friends....

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a b } Memory
a b K Overclocking
July 16, 2012 1:04:33 PM

Unplug power from the computer.
Take the cmos battery out for a few minute then put it back it.
Plug it the power, then start the computer. That should reset the cmos.
a b } Memory
a b K Overclocking
July 16, 2012 1:09:43 PM

Try entering in the bios at the start up, then return the ram frequencies to the old values.
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July 22, 2012 11:02:54 AM

Thanks for your reply friend :)  I tried, but it didnt work for me . My dad approached a service centre, and they say my RAM is gone :(  Is that such a serious mistake what i did?? what could have caused and is there no other way to get back my system without changing my RAM ? please give me some idea about it :) 
July 22, 2012 11:05:44 AM

Thanks for your reply friend :)  But , i guess i didnt make you clear about my problem .. My system never turned on, so that i could make changes as you mentioned..Please suggest me some other idea :) 
a b } Memory
a b K Overclocking
July 22, 2012 2:09:08 PM

Usually when you rise the ram frequency you also have to apply some extra voltage to make it work at a higher speed. In case of ram related boot issue, rgd1101 gave you the correct procedure -- if you have followed that, and it didnĀ“t work, then you may need to get a brand new ram kit.

However without knowing what your config is, it is difficult to tell you. So please post here your hardware configuration, thank you!