I have a problem with mainboard model PA78GT3-DG-LF , with AMD Athlon x2 260 ( 3.2ghz) CPU and 512mb DDR2 Ram
The system turn on ( fan , ect) , but do not post to bios screen . I get code FF-F5 flashing on the diagnostic post port.
Is my ram incompatible ? I have tested the ram in an Intel PC and it works fine .
Your reply will be highly appreciated
Well, this is what happens when you buy from an unreliable brand. None the less, an athlon 2 uses DDR3 memory, not DDR2. Still, a very bad brand indeed, though not the motherboards fault.
If it is an AM2/AM2+ it uses DDR2 if it has an AM3 socket, it supports DDR3
September 28, 2010 10:14:01 PM
According to AMD my cpu support native DDR2 and DDR3 ram ( dual memory controllers on cpu) . Also the board is supposed to support this cpu ( AM2+). If someone can only help me out with the postport LED codes ( Code F5).
oh shite ... I qualified as A+ PC tech in 2000 , yes , that is a lo oooo ng time ago . I am totally out of touch with the new systems! The last new system i build was a P 4 - 3ghz S775 with 2gb ram . about 3 years ago.
New to this AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3 stuff
Thank you for helping a poor sob