DDR333 & 8INXP MoBo Help!!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Feedo, May 19, 2003.

  1. Feedo

    Feedo Guest

    Hi,
    I have an 8INXP MoBo & i just bough 4 Specktek sticks of DDR333 (256MB each). They are working in dual mode, however, i'm getting a frequency of 200 MHz only!!!

    My BoMo does not support DDR333 officially, anyone has an idea about what to do to get the benefit from my RAM ?

    thanx
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    333 will not work unless the board supports it. You can attempt to overclock it, but there are no guarantees. I suggest that you do a forum search, there are more than enough threads that talk about it.
     
  3. Feedo

    Feedo Guest

    Thanks,
    Does incrasing the FSB damage my stuff?
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    why not run your memory at 266mhz? sure, you don't support 333, but no reason to run it at 200mhz. and since the memory's going to be underclocked, you can lower the timings on it.

    and it's amazing that you have a p4 board with 6-phase power and you don't know anything about overclocking. :p increasing the frontside bus (fsb) will directly increase your cpu and memroy speed. you won't damage anything unless you're stupid about it and dial in large jumps instead of gradually going up and finding your limit. increasing your fsb by 25% should be easy to achieve and would cause your memory to run at 333. :) do it slowly, though. increase your fsb by 10mhz and use it for a while or run some benchmarks to make sure it's stable... then go up again. once it halts or doesn't boot, back it down a bit.
     
  5. Feedo

    Feedo Guest

    thanx a lot my friend, you helped!!
     
  6. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Its important to know how to get out of a jam in this situation On my board as I crawl up the fsb and push it I know that if I cant get a boot I need to hold the ( insert ) key as I boot to default all settings to the norm.. I would get the .pdf manual for that board and give it a good read so you will be able to feel safe knowing how to get out of a jam , there is also on the board a jumper you move over to reset the cmos ... and I would think as a last resort popping off the battery would also do that and give you a clean starting point .... better to know how to than not to be able to :D
     
  7. Feedo

    Feedo Guest

    Thanx dude, i got actualy stuck and i removed the the cmos jumper once before. That was on my older motherboard.