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post #1 of 5
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Hi guys

I got an old HP P4 box and did it up.. there were 'complications' in the surgery, though, I had a bios flash corruption, which is now fixed (bought a bios chip off ebay ) and then updated the microcode for the new chip.. with a bios flash ooohh risky but nah it went well.

on the P4 i was getting 533/266mhz for my RAM, but the new CPU supports 800/400mhz but isn't doing it. .. so question, what gives?

reasons i have thought of: the bios does not support speeds past this, but the chipset does. (its a X200 xpress chipset by ATI). but even the ECS website said it does support 400mhz... mmm...

i dunno

im stumped. the bios is very limited in options.
no ram speed selector.

any help...would help. lol

thanks

Dava
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post #2 of 5
it supports 400..not 800..
there are err..865 chipsets that do..biostar even makes a p4 with ddr3.. the one i have does
 
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What is the ram configuration? I've seen some motherboards be really picky with what setup supports what speeds. For example: I had a AMD 754 board that would only support 400mhz using 2 dimms.
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yeah.. im getting 266mhz.. with a Pentium D 930.. I have corsair DDR2 800 so i 'should' be getting 400 but im new to Intel, and am just learning FSB dependency.
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2x2GB slots are filled.

in the words of the great Ned Flanders .. it's a dilly of a pickle. lol

also i can understand the cut in ram.. but speed too? the older not quite 64bit chipsets had there problems.. but i dunno..

help..
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