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By yiotie ·
Hi
I have just changed my memory Dimm, from 256MB DDR (266), to 256MB DDR (333).
When my PC boots still shows at the start that the memory frequency is 266.
What changes do i have make in BIOS to get the memory frequency right?(I tried but it is a bit complicated) or shouldn't this be done automatically?
My motherboard is a GA 8PE800 I845PE, and the processor a Cel. 1.7GHz.
Thanks
Yiotie

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by Furio Giante In reply to MemoryUpgrade

Looks like you init the BIOS at the POST screen, and head to the Frequency/Voltage Control menu. In there should be a Memory Freq option, to shich you would bump to 333. That should do it.

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by Furio Giante In reply to MemoryUpgrade

Addendum: it says that it is tied to your CPU host clock. If you cannot change the memory speed, you may have a look at your host clock speed as well.

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by TheChas In reply to MemoryUpgrade

Page 49 of the Giga-byte manual is a bit cryptic.

What you need to take full advantage of the 333MHz Memory is a different CPU.

Specifically, you need a Pentium 4 CPU with either a 533MHz or 800 MHz FSB.
To assure the faster buss, you will need to step up to at least a 2.6GHz CPU, as some 2.5GHz have 400MHZ FSB ratings.

Otherwise, you can experiment with over-clocking your present CPU.
WARNING: Over-clocking can destroy both the CPU and the motherboard.

Chas

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