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OK, my patriot ram doesn't want to go any higher than about 166mhz. It is supposed to be at 200mhz. In bios it says 200mhz. What should I do. I heard things like, "You need to update your bios." and, "It is your divider." So, what do I do?
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Update your BIOS and change your divider? lol

Well if you don't know how to update your BIOS, you can find out exactly how by going to your motherboard manufacturer's website and finding your specific model of motherboard. Look for the BIOS updates. It will tell you step-by-step how to flash your BIOS via boot disk.

Also, to change your FSB:RAM ratio, simply set your FSB different than your RAM... what I mean is, a 1:1 ratio would be a FSB of 166 MHz running n'sync with a RAM frequency of 166 MHz. A Ratio of 5:4 would be a FSB of 250 MHz running with a RAM frequency of 200 MHz. Simple division and multiplication.

Also, it would help if you specified what speed your RAM is (PC2100, PC2700, PC3200. Also known as DDR266, DDR333, and DDR400 respectively).
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Oh, and on CPUz it says FSBRAM is CPU/14 IDK what in the world that means, but if it helps you help me, then great! Also, I can get you screen shots if you need them.
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It will tell you step-by-step how to flash your BIOS via boot disk.
Yeah about that, my floppy drive (that i bought OEM off of newegg), isn't working, I hooked up the ribbon cable, and the power cable, but still nothing.
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Yes, simple screenshots of your CPU-Z displaying your CPU data and your RAM data would be very helpful. Thanks
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Yeah about that, my floppy drive (that i bought OEM off of newegg), isn't working, I hooked up the ribbon cable, and the power cable, but still nothing.
Hmm, all I can suggest for your floppy is to check to see if the right drivers are installed, although that usually isn't a problem with floppy drives haha
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There are drivers for floppy drives? The only drivers I installed were for my mobo. (pictures are on their way)
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Now what do you think?
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Well that's what I mean. The drivers kind of come with the basics lol, so that's not really your problem. I really can't help you there much. I had a problem with my floppy and other disc drives not working on my old motherboard, but that was a power management or PSU problem. You don't look like you have either.
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