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A64 3000+ memory

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January 12, 2004 4:58:05 PM

i recently bought a gigabyte K8N Pro with a retail boxed A64 3000+ and have had some problems with it. first of all after it installed it was running but really slow and took about an hour to decide to install xp.

So i took the case side off and tinkered about and checked the connections etc and it wouldnt boot into windows. so i phoned the place i bought it from and they told me to take the battery off the motherboard and clear the cmos this seems to have worked as im using the pc now. However when i run pc mark 2003 i only get a score of 2600!

Could this be because of the unbranded 512mb ddr 400 iam using it with? or could it be something more sinister?
the guy from the reputable company i bought it from suggested some high quality ram would fix my problem. Any suggestions?

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 138MB used, 1112MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode

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January 12, 2004 5:14:49 PM

Display Devices
Card name: RADEON 9800 SERIES
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: RADEON 9800 SE AGP (0x4148)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4148&SUBSYS_00021002&REV_00
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Fujitsu ErgoPro x153
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6404 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/2/2003 21:57:34, 377344 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 12/2/2003 21:57:02, 641536 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-0208-11CF-B66A-0820A1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x4148
SubSys ID: 0x00021002
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000

just flashed the bios the other day
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January 12, 2004 5:37:11 PM

Having cheap memory won't affect 3dmark 03 much. You have a 9800se, which should get about 3,900 3dmarks, so it seems you have a bottle neck in the agp sub system. In 3dmark 03, does it say AGP mode: 4x or 8x or similar enabled?

My system spec: Fast PC<A HREF="" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
"It's not the spoon that bends, it's only yourself."
January 12, 2004 5:39:46 PM

Things to check in bios regarding memory;

Make sure Vdimm (memory voltage) is set to 2.8V.
Make sure memory timing for CAS is 2.5 or 3
Have you tried running prime95?

My system spec: Fast PC<A HREF="" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
"It's not the spoon that bends, it's only yourself."
January 12, 2004 5:40:54 PM

The Ram registered ecc? Use CPUz to find out the true clock. Also get the latest bois updates and mobo drivers.

Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.8)
Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/720)
January 12, 2004 6:02:28 PM


can u guys tell me where to find out in 3d mark 2003 it tells my me speed?

also how i would resolve the agp problem

and its non brand ddr 400

non eec i think

any ideas?
January 12, 2004 6:03:42 PM

also, whereabouts in the bios can i check the memory timings etc?
January 12, 2004 6:13:45 PM

Guys help this nice person out 'coz I have to go now. Basically we just need as much info as possible from you about ur problem and we will get to the bottom of it. Before I go, click on Dxdiag (program files/direct x/dxdiag.exe) and see if it tells you if agp is enabled and running at 8x mode or not in the graphics card bit.

Right got to go, good luck.

My system spec: Fast PC<A HREF="" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
"It's not the spoon that bends, it's only yourself."
January 12, 2004 7:17:58 PM

its running at agp 8x i set it personally in the bios and my gfx card setting in control panel says its at 8x too :D