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Thread: Is it the RAM??




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    Hi guys, i have the specs on my signiture, and the mobo is a KT133 based board. When i do OC my CPU, i can only got to 109 MHz before crashing. I know that 133's can go way higher then that (112-115). I have a linksys wireless PCI card, SB live digital, and a cheap USB 1.1 controller. I also have to DIMMS of RAM. So im wondering, whats the component thats holding me back??? I think its the USB card, but it may also be the RAM, because one of them is pretty cheap, and the other one is pretty good. But...if i run the cheap one on DIMM 0, the system won't boot, so it may be the RAM instead of the card. Any Ideas???
    <font color=orange>AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (166*11=1883MHz) -|- Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev2.0 -|- Corsair XMS PC3200 512 MB RAM 2T-3-3-6 @DDR333 -|- Leadtek A250 TD GF4 TI 4400 300/630 -|- 40 Gig Quntaum Fireball AP+ -|- 52x Samsung CD-ROM Drive -|- SB Live Digital 5.1 -|- Antec SG case w/350 Watt Power-Up PSU</font>

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    1. yes the ram will hold you back...a LOT
    2. with AMD remember you can increase the FSB and decrease the multiplier to pull out some more MHZ
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    yeah-ur right on both, but i dont want to get a new stick of RAM, and its not like this is an nForce 2 board...I would have to conncet the bridges, then my mobo is jumper multiplier, not even BIOS. So i really dont have an option, unless its the oPtipleX USB 1.1 card holding me down... I can just take that out if neccassary, but thanks for ur advise :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
    <font color=orange>AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (166*11=1883MHz) -|- Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev2.0 -|- Corsair XMS PC3200 512 MB RAM 2T-3-3-6 @DDR333 -|- Leadtek A250 TD GF4 TI 4400 300/630 -|- 40 Gig Quntaum Fireball AP+ -|- 52x Samsung CD-ROM Drive -|- SB Live Digital 5.1 -|- Antec SG case w/350 Watt Power-Up PSU</font>

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    Actually a lot of KT133 mobo's were lucky to get to 108MHz FSB and it was only the good quality ones that could get around the 112MHz FSB mark.

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    hmm...its Wiggo, he returned wo0t
    see i would take his advice
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    Really??? all the OC'ing guides for KT133's say that you should expect 112 at the least... Anyways, My board is really good (i think, no probs so far) and i have it at 107*9=963 MHz FSB right now.
    I guess i dont really need more, because i get 55 FPS in UT2K3 with all the features maxed out, and it does'nt lag or anything.
    Thanks Guys :cheers: :cheers:
    <font color=orange>AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (166*11=1883MHz) -|- Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev2.0 -|- Corsair XMS PC3200 512 MB RAM 2T-3-3-6 @DDR333 -|- Leadtek A250 TD GF4 TI 4400 300/630 -|- 40 Gig Quntaum Fireball AP+ -|- 52x Samsung CD-ROM Drive -|- SB Live Digital 5.1 -|- Antec SG case w/350 Watt Power-Up PSU</font>

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    Ya do know that if that CPU is the socket A then just swappin' out that mobo with a later DDR one then you'll get a good performance increase without any overclock? :?:

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    yeah i was thinking about that in feburary, but i dont have the money. Only like 250.00 which im saving up for a clawhammer upgrade.
    <font color=orange>AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (166*11=1883MHz) -|- Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev2.0 -|- Corsair XMS PC3200 512 MB RAM 2T-3-3-6 @DDR333 -|- Leadtek A250 TD GF4 TI 4400 300/630 -|- 40 Gig Quntaum Fireball AP+ -|- 52x Samsung CD-ROM Drive -|- SB Live Digital 5.1 -|- Antec SG case w/350 Watt Power-Up PSU</font>

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    Since you guys said that the RAM was probably the thing giving me the problems, I took them out and checked there specs on the web. One of them was a Hynix module, and the the other was a Toshiba based one. I forgot what the Toshiba Model # was, but the Hynix's was like the HV5728820HCT- H, which, i found out using there model number decoder, means that it is a pretty damn good stick of RAM. (the red colored PCB fuels my thoughts... I'm such a sucker). The specs are that it is a SDRAM module (duh), uses Hynix mem. chips (2x duh) and it is on 3.3 V DIMM setting, w/ 128 meg 4K refresh, on an 8x org. chart with 4 banks, and is 4th generation. It also says that it is TSOP and LVTTL, whatever that means. It is PC133 CL3. It didnt say it x.x ns timings though. The Toshiba chip is what im figuring is holding me back, so i put it in DIMM 1 (the Hynix is in 0) hoping it will only be accessed when neccassary. thanks for ur help :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
    <font color=orange>AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton (166*11=1883MHz) -|- Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev2.0 -|- Corsair XMS PC3200 512 MB RAM 2T-3-3-6 @DDR333 -|- Leadtek A250 TD GF4 TI 4400 300/630 -|- 40 Gig Quntaum Fireball AP+ -|- 52x Samsung CD-ROM Drive -|- SB Live Digital 5.1 -|- Antec SG case w/350 Watt Power-Up PSU</font>

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