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    Last couple of days ive been fighting with my new abit nf7-s / amd barton 3000+ / corsair twinx1024-3200LL

    IT SIMPLY WON`T WORK

    somthing is wrong: to be able to install windows i had to clock the cpu from 166mhz to 133mhz and only use 1 of the 2 memory blocks.

    After windows was installed i can turn it back on to 166mhz but still only with 1 memory block.

    Ivè lost all hope now and will return all 3 things to the shop and get my money back.

    So either pls give me some advice on how to solve these problems or tell me what to buy insteed.

    I want a cpu around the 3000+ and 1gb of dual memory.
    And last of all a motherboard with sata so i can upgrade that later on.

    Hope someone can help me.

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    Try a BIOS update to the latest version? You should not have to underclock your processor.

    Do you have the rev. 2.0 board?

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    Wait did you return it already? WTF? You can't just return something without even trying to troubleshoot the problem......

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    Yes the motherbord is version 2.0 and ive also updated the bios.

    When i set the cpu to 133mhz clock frequenzy the memory automaticly sets to 266mhz. Then i`m able to use windows but if i run a cpu benchmark in sandra software the com crashes.

    This motherbord/bios is very wierd, one time i saw that the bios had automaticly adjusted the memory timings to values far higher normal.

    Also the bios uses some settings for servel things called Optimal.

    When it uses optimal settings for the memory the timings is this: 2-3-2-5 and the normal timings is 2-3-2-6 .

    Dont understand why it pratically overclocks my memory by using its standard setting: optimal.

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    Boards often have settings called "Turbo" or some sort of acceleration, and all they do is adjust memory timings or up the FSB by a couple points. You should try disabling these to see if it is causing the problem.

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    ive reset cmos maby 20 times now :) and no such turbo is enabled.

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    Try 1 stick at a time of memory to see if one of them may be bad.

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