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By MDDDDD ·
I just recently built a new computer with an FIC VI13 motherboard and a Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz. The processor supports a 400/533 FSB which is quad boosted so its only around 100/133 mhz FSB. My motherboard runs at 100mhz by the default and I have tried to change it to 133mhz in the BIOS. However, the system will boot up fine, but after the Windows 2000 loading bar on the bottom gets to the end...nothing happens and Windows 2000 will not load. Can anyone tell me why this happens?

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by csmith In reply to Mobo problem

The first stick may not be defective, it is just slow.
The memory controller can only run the memory at the speed of the slowest DIMM. The speed of the faster DIMM is wasted.
This is like the weakest link in the chain problem.
In your case, you may have to buy another DIMM from PNY, to get the memory controller to operate at maximum speed.
Regards, Chris

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by csmith In reply to Mobo problem

The last sentence is about replacing the first stick of memory, so you can get maximum memory speed.
Chris

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by MDDDDD In reply to Mobo problem

Ok, thats sounds like a good idea. Thanks. I'll see if I can pick up another stick from maybe Kingston. One last thing, does anyone know if DDR2100 runs only at 266mhz or 333mhz, or both?

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by csmith In reply to Mobo problem

We try to put all identical DIMMS in a PC.
Same manufacturer, same size, same speed.
Not really necessary, but problems do occur occasionally.
Regards, Chris

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by MDDDDD In reply to Mobo problem

Ok, thanks for your help.

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