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AMD w/SD ram problem?

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Rooster77

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I have always been an intel slot 1 guy....however I have now taken the plunge and built (2) AMD systems, one power and one budget. The power system is great!
My question is, on the budget system, I used a AMD athlon 1700+ XP chip with a ECS K7S5A mobo and 512mb of PC100 ram (just cause I had it laying around). When I first booted up the system it only saw the processor as a AMD 1152 or something like that, no problem, went into the bois and changed the mhz to 133 and viola a AMD1700 BUT it also took the ram up to 133. The system has been running for a few days now and seems to be ok, but if the ram is in fact pc100 and the bus speed is set to 133 will I have problems? In the bios you could set many different bus speed combinations but 133mhz processor and 100mhz ram was not one of them?
Any feedback?
Thanks.
 
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TechSupport

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it may shorten the lifespan of your memory dramatically, although its possible it depends on the type (manufacturer) of memory that it is.
 
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Rooster77

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Is there any way of telling how far I am pushing the ram? Acutally now that I think of it, I am not even sure if it is 100 or 133mhz? Is there any way to tell?
 
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Originally posted by TechSupport
it may shorten the lifespan of your memory dramatically, although its possible it depends on the type (manufacturer) of memory that it is.
I agree. It depends on the quality of the RAM, be careful.
 
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Rooster77

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hhhmm, the value system is for my sister-in-law...if it starts to become a problem for the ram, what would the symptoms be? Freezing? Running win XP, system will not be overclocked in any way at all.
 

Henyman

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run a prog that tells you your system specs. it will tell you speed of ram etc really easylt. i cant remember the name of a prog i used that was really good:huh:
 

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