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By orangefh ·
Hi,
I have a Dell Dimension 4100 Computer. 800 Mhz P III. 133 Mhz frontside bus. 133 Mhz SDRAM. Motherboard is model D815EEA, made by intel however the bios is updated at Dell.com.

Ram is 2 banks of 1. I have a 128 MB module in one of the banks, the other is empty.

Using SiSoft Sandra I can see that my ram is... Micron 16LSDT1664AG-133C7 5506B3C6 128 MB 16x(8Mx SDRAM PC 133U-333-542 (CL3 upto 133 Mhz) (CL 2 up to 100 Mhz)

Bank settings are as follows...

Bank 2 Setting 64 MB SDRAM 8-1-1-1R 6-1-1-1W 3-3-3CL
Bank 3 Setting 64 MB SDRAM 8-1-1-1R 6-1-1-1W 3-3-3CL

I guess my question is how can I change my ram to CL 2 or otherwise overclock / enhance its speed? My bios has no options on configuring any of that,and there is no jumper pins on my mobo. I've patched the latest BIOS file and looked around the net for some "soft BIOS" programs that will let me tweak it that way but I have been unable to find anything. Any help would be greatly appreciatedYours Truly,
Will

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by LiQuiDKeWL In reply to speeding up memory?

Well Will, you will have a problem. There is no way for you to do it using any form of software. Speeding up RAM can only be done on a motherboard that has support for overclocking. Most AMD CPU Motherboards come out standard with that support (Allowing for overclocking in the BIOS). I don't think Dell are going to do something like that to their system. It will sort of go against their warrenty on the System as a whole. One thing I know is Dell don't like people playing with their systems besides their own Technician's. They try and keep it simple for the user.

I have done it on my system, but mine is a built up system and AMD. If you do get the chance to overclock your memory (on another system that supports it) you can overclock PC133 memory up to 146Mhz, over that you might find crashing more frequent.

Sorry for the bad news ....

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by orangefh In reply to speeding up memory?

damn, there's absolutely no way to edit your memory speed if its not on the bios, short of a new motherboard i mean?

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by LiQuiDKeWL In reply to speeding up memory?

No there is no way you can do it. If there are no jumper settings on the motherboard either you can't. Its the way Dell and most Pre built systems are. The companies don't like to have their components played with.

Can I ask why the answer was rejected ?

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by orangefh In reply to speeding up memory?

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

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by dmiles In reply to speeding up memory?

No way to speed up the memory per jumper settings on mother board.
Memory prices are very cheep right now and you can get a 256m chip for approximately $40
The other option would be to try tweaking the virtual memory by specifying your own
Their are memory utilities that are shareware that will optimize memory resources,yet the enhancement will not be as significant as you may want.
Try search for Memory Utilities.

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by orangefh In reply to speeding up memory?

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by grandhighdruid In reply to speeding up memory?

A warning about memory "enhancing" software. It usually causes more problems than it attempts to solve.

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by orangefh In reply to speeding up memory?

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by Mike (from Canada) In reply to speeding up memory?

I think memory runs at one constant speed and thats it. Your computer might be slow because your cpu is trying to do alot of tasks.

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