AMD 2100 Please Help!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by rettahc, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Okay I need some help here. I just bought an ECS K7S5A motherboard and an AMD 2100+ CPU. The problem is that when I turn the FSB up to 133 the computer locks up after a few seconds.
    the motherboard supports both sdram and ddr, and I currently have a stick of 256 meg pc-133 in it.

    The other problem I have is that the guy at the store gave me the wrong memory. Instead of 2100 DDR he gave me 2700, the motherboard only supports 2100 ddr, is it possible to run this memory in this board?

    [EDIT added stats]
    My systems Current Stats:
    ECS K7S5A Motherboard
    AMD 2100+ CPU (currently running at 1300Mhz)
    256 Megs of PC-133 Memory
    Geforce 255 (The G4 should be back by next friday)
    300W Power Supply
     
  2. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    i dont knw if u can
    buh if not
    take it back...return it for instore credit or something for the 2700 price...
    get the 2100 for its price
    and the money u have left over
    MODS :D
     
  3. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    I was given the wrong memory once too. They gave me 2700 and my board only supports 2100. I couldn't figure out what was wrong, then I looked at it again. Took it back got the 2100 and everything was fine. I would say take it back and get the right memory...
     
  4. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Okay I'll take the memory back.. Now does anyone know why the computer locks up every time I put the FSB upto 133? is it because I'm using pc-133 memory?

    [EDIT added stats]
    My systems Current Stats:
    ECS K7S5A Motherboard
    AMD 2100+ CPU (currently running at 1300Mhz)
    256 Megs of PC-133 Memory
    Geforce 255 (The G4 should be back by next friday)
    300W Power Supply
     
  5. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

  6. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Maybe something about memory speed with relation with CPU speed, something like that; I'm not too sure :)
     
  7. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Update:
    I got the system running at full speed!!!!!!!!!! looks like it may be a power issue, I pulled all the cards except my Video card and turn the FSB up to 133(266) and the damn thing actually made it all the way into windows.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
  8. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Yay! Now just make sure everything runs fine and your BIOS detects everything correctly. What kind of PSU do you have?
     
  9. kingsam

    kingsam OSNN Addict

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    Hi i build quite a lot of systems using these boards,and i had exactly the same problem as you a few weeks ago,and it was a incompatable memory stick.As soon as i swopped it for another it was fine.If you can afford it buy Crucial memory--i never have problems with these,but it costs a few ££'s more

    asus a7v333
    512mb pc2100
    amd xp2100
    gf4 4200 128mb
    2x40gb hdrives
    plextor cdrw
    sblaster1024
     
  10. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Thanks for the info kingsam

    Unfortunatly I have not yet got the system running right, I can now boot into windows, surf the net and run most programs, but for some reason when ever I try to install certain programs, or unarchive large files the system stops dead. I am hoping that this prob is caused by the memory, as I am returning the stick of 2700 today and getting the right mem.

    As usual any suggestions would be welcome.
     
  11. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    Get PC2100 mem and you will be fine. That i think is your ownly problem. or have your FSB set to auto and see what that does.
     
  12. Jz1397-5

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    Get PC2100 mem and you will be fine. That i think is your ownly problem.
     
  13. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Ordered memory from crucial last night. I returned the stick of 2700 and got a 2100, put it in the board, and the damn thing wouldnt even send a signal to the monitor.:mad:
    So I figured i go with the company that Guaranties compatability with my MOB.

    Thanks to everyone for all the help!
     
  14. Artex

    Artex Guest

    I'm pretty sure that any a stick of 2700DDR ram will scale down to run at 2100. Since it would be running much slower than what its rated to go. Sounds like you either have a compatibility issue with your mobo, or possibilty a hardware issue, but I dont think having ram thats better than what your board can run is gonna be a problem.

    Artex
     
  15. wyrlwyn

    wyrlwyn Guest

    pc2700 doesn't make your computer faster, its just rated at a faster speed. do you now the make of ram, i have had experience with that mobo, its really picy on makes of ram, not the type(ie, samsung or kingston) if its a house brand, theres your problem. if you get it replaced for a house brand pc2100, i bet it'll still mess up.
     
  16. wyrlwyn

    wyrlwyn Guest

    what kind of heatsink do you have? and also, that mobo doesn't always run the greatest at higher bus speeds. try flashing the bios, should be a jumper somewhere. also, try other ram(pc100 or pc133) to mkae sure the problem is your ram, ir swap another cpu to see if its the 2100+'s fault.
     
  17. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Final Update:


    It Works!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I got tired of F-in around with the damn thing so Today I exchanged the mobo and cpu and also bought a new case(enermax) I think the problem was actually the psu all along. I was on newegg.com this morning reading the reviews for the mobo and one of the reviews stated that you need a psu that puts out at least 28.8 amps on the 3.3 volt line.

    Once again thanks to everyone that helped.