ddr400 read as 333?

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  1. Kush

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    ok i built my sisters new pc, abit kv7, and the ram 256 ddr400 twinmos, and amd athlon xp 2400+, the ram is being read as 333, but i dont know how to change that in the bios what should i look for and change that to, i think its cuz the cpu speed is 333 thats why the ram is running at 333 right? i dont know how to change this and dont want to ruin anything and btw i did update teh bios the the latest version and it detected it as 266 same as the first time i turn the pc on, i had to go in and tell it the cpu was the 2400+ it thought it was the 1500+ then it read as 333, how do i get it to read 400?
     
  2. koko

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    not sure if this'll work, but try going into the bios and bumping your fsb to 200. it's probably set to 166 now.
     
  3. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    you won't ruin anything, short of overclocking, you are getting all that you are going to get out of that setup.
     
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    wouldnt that be overclocking my cpu?
     
  5. dreamliner77

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    Yes

    It is running 333 because that is the FSB of your chip. The RAM will have plenty of room for overclocking. The cpu, maybe.
     
  6. Kush

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    thats what i thought, can i lower the mulitiplier and then higher the fsb so it would still read as the 2400+ and not get hotter?
     
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    You probably could, but I dont' think you'd see much a performance increase. I would tighten up the memory timings instead.
     
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    can you walk me through that, i dont want to mess anything up