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ct_
12-03-2003, 12:36 PM
this isn't exactly overclocking, but i'm not too sure what section to put this under- once i get this set right and normal, i'll think about OC-ing

"Memory Frequency is at 166Mhz"

ok, this has been bothering me for a while now

every time i boot up, i get that message

reading the manual isn't helping, and infact is close to useless

i have 3 sticks of elixir c2700 256mb ram
on the sticker, it sez:
333mhz-CL2.5
PC2700U-25330

each individual chip has printed on it "N2DS25680BT-6K" if that helps any

mobo is a CT-7NJL1 running a AMD 2600XP

in the bios, on the advanced chipset functions page:
[code:1:0dae3d4ed6]
FSB Freq. 166
CPU Ratio x12.5
CPU Interface Agressive
Memory Freq. Auto
(res. freq. is blued out)
Resulting Freq. Auto
Memory Timing Turbo
(below settings are blued out)
xT(ras) 6
xT(rcd) 2
xT(rp) 2
xCAS Latency 2.5
[/code:1:0dae3d4ed6]

on the Health & Status page (and these can be changed elsewhere):
[code:1:0dae3d4ed6]
CPU Vcore 1.61v
.
.
.
.

Memory Voltage 2.60v
AGP Voltage 1.50v
[/code:1:0dae3d4ed6]



if i change anything on the memory freq. or on memory timing, the pc will not boot, so obviously i am missing something, but i just don't see where

i wanna get he ram to run at it's normal speed, not 1/3 of it

i've actually never had a problem like this before, so i figure i'll ask those who deal with it heavily

:shrug:

minibubba
12-03-2003, 02:03 PM
that is the fsb you're looking at there, and that it exactly what it is supposed to be at. 166 x2 ~> 333 That's what DDR stands for ya know (Double Data Rate). The rest of it breaks down the same: PC3200(DDR400) = 200 mhz fsb PC2100(DDR266) = 133 mhz fsb ...and the list goes on

make more sense now? :)

Wiggo
12-03-2003, 02:04 PM
So what's ya prob? :confused:


All nForce2 BIOS' that I've seen show the speed that the memory is runnin' at and that's what it should be as ya have a 166MHz FSB CPU (PC2700 runs at 166MHz). : omg:

ct_
12-03-2003, 02:27 PM
alllllrighty then

just the pc has been feeling slow, but i guess that's cuz i run so much stuff all the time, i figured i had something amiss

:cantfocus

minibubba
12-03-2003, 02:32 PM
just sounds like you're due for a little system maintenance is all :)

Wiggo
12-03-2003, 02:39 PM
I heavily multi-task with mine but it certainly doesn't feel slow. :beer:

minibubba
12-03-2003, 02:49 PM
as do we all ;) got six open apps here atm, an that's not including the stuff in the background (i guess [email protected] is considered a background app :confused: ), and my system clickin' along just fine. with all the defraging an cleaning i do, it should be though

so wiggo, what's an admin and mod supposed to do on a slow night like this? :devil win
*probably bight 'n shiny over there i suppose

Wiggo
12-03-2003, 02:59 PM
so wiggo, what's an admin and mod supposed to do on a slow night like this? :devil win
*probably bight 'n shiny over there i suppose Well it's nearly 6pm here so I'm about to go for a very short walk to the pub for some food and :beer:. :D

minibubba
12-03-2003, 03:05 PM
:eek: i keep forgetting you're 17 hrs ahead of me : omg:

Wiggo
12-03-2003, 03:08 PM
Don't expect me to wait for ya to catch up though. : party ha