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  • April 24th, 2006, 02:53 AM
    unwanted
    np, i thank you more!
  • April 24th, 2006, 02:39 AM
    YottaHertz
    It's gonna be noticeable... I wouldn't say a lot..... I'd say 15-20% tops.... but it's probably less than that.... Hmm.... weird I guess your MoBo doesn't like to run 2 sticks @ 266... Hmmm... weird... Anyways glad you got it working.... and thanks for posting back with the fix...
  • April 24th, 2006, 02:35 AM
    unwanted
    i found a solution, i downclock the speed of my RAm, both ram are now running in 200mhz.
    its running ok now. how much performance did i lost from switching from 266mhz to 200mhz? is it a lot? or is it unnoticable?
  • April 23rd, 2006, 02:20 PM
    YottaHertz
    That's the problem then.... cuz I pretty sure both your RAM sticks are CAS 3....
  • April 23rd, 2006, 08:48 AM
    unwanted
    just flashed the bios and installed new chipset drivers, but still get thesame error. this is really breaking my heart. SDRAM CAS# Latency doesnt have a 3 option, only 2.5.
  • April 23rd, 2006, 06:07 AM
    unwanted
    yah! thank you very much YottaHertz, i need to buy a new diskette and i need to clean the floppy drive first before flashing the bios. hhhhhoooooooooooooo..................
    this is scary!

    Tnx..... and more tnx........
  • April 23rd, 2006, 06:01 AM
    YottaHertz
    Should be OK - it's from ASRock.... Anyways, here's your MoBo's manual. Keep it handy....

    Again, if you decide to flash your BIOS, PLEASE be careful....

    EDIT: Make sure you test your floppy before and after you put the ROM image on it...
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:58 AM
    unwanted
    found this link in flashing bios

    http://www.asrock.com/support/index_BIOS_INS.htm

    does it have all the complete information i need if i decided to flash the bios of my mobo?
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:55 AM
    YottaHertz
    Maybe... but try what I said before first.... Anyways, post back *before* your flash your BIOS.... AGAIN, flashing a BIOS IS DANGEROUS.... IT CAN MESS UP your MoBo to the point where you just have to throw it away.... So, PLEASE, be careful with it if you decide to do it....

    EDIT: You're welcome... that's what we're here for....
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:50 AM
    unwanted
    sorry but i cant do that now, im in an internet cafe. i have to go home to do that. what do you think about the fixes in the updated bios? would that help? and tnx for staying this long, i really appriciate it.
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:44 AM
    YottaHertz
    Hold on.... generic PSU *can* be a problem....

    But try this for me please.... In BIOS go to Advanced Chipset Setup then SDRAM CAS# Latency an set it to 3 (if there's that option).... Post back after....
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:41 AM
    unwanted
    i dont think the PSU have something to do with it, its a generic psu. i forgot the model.

    found this, it says something about the fixes in the updated bios.




    1.90

    1. BIOS can detect USB boot device afrter hardware reset in the OS.
    2. System is stable when install 2 DIMM of Infineon DDR 266 512 MB SDRAM with P4 FSB 533 MHz CPU.


    1.80

    1. Two A-Data DDR 266 512MB SDRAM with Intel FSB 400 MHz CPU would work correctly.


    1.60

    1. System should resume from standby correctly.
    2. Vcore value should show correctly.
    3. NBA Live2003 can be played smoothly if Intel P4 3.06 GHz CPU is installed with Hyper-Threading enabled.
    4. 2 DIMM of DDR 333 512 MB SDRAM should work stable.
    5. Updated CPU microcode.
    6. COM port mouse should function correctly if USB Legacy Support is enabled.
    7. Supoort M266A R 3.0 hardwarea reversion.
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:26 AM
    YottaHertz
    What kind of PSU (make/model) you got?

    EDIT: Are you sure you can't change RAM timings?
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:25 AM
    unwanted
    im back, usb legacy is already disabled. still the problem remains. and i cant find any voltage or timings options in my bios. the reason i bought a ddr400 is because im looking to make an upgrade. im still saving the money for a new mobo and proccessor. and the store where i bought the ram doesnt have the brand of RAM that will match my old RAm. coz they only sell 1 brand and wait until thier stocks go low and then they buy another supplies of either thesame or a different brand of RAMs.

    what should i do now?
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:24 AM
    twistedbrntucker
    Anyways I gotta go. Good luck unwanted. Remember this
    Take what you want from this thread and leave the rest. Do what, you feel, will be safe for your experience level. Best advice I can give, take your system to an experienced professional and let him look at it. Good night all!
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:17 AM
    YottaHertz
    Timings..... Ummm... I'd say something in the range of 3-4-4-8-2T would be fine...

    EDIT: This *MAY* also be related to a sub-par PSU.... It's a looong-shot though.... What kind of PSU (make/model) you got unwanted?
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:15 AM
    twistedbrntucker
    Quote Originally Posted by YottaHertz
    Yeah... happened to me a couple of times - that's why I'm not advocating it as a *regular* thing... And, that's why I like - not love - my ASUS - dual BIOS - read "fail-safe"
    I will buy another BIOS chip next time.
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:14 AM
    twistedbrntucker
    Quote Originally Posted by YottaHertz
    Agreed.... and no offense.... The first thing he should do is relax timings. The problem *MAY* be related to him having different memory sticks....
    The timings are going to be a prob especially if he is running everything SPD. You wanna suggest some settings for him?
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:14 AM
    YottaHertz
    Yeah... happened to me a couple of times - that's why I'm not advocating it as a *regular* thing... And, that's why I like - not love - my ASUS - dual BIOS - read "fail-safe"
  • April 23rd, 2006, 05:11 AM
    twistedbrntucker
    I have flashed a board dead before. Not proud of it. Bad floppy. I didn't even need to update my BIOS.
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