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    Question 2 RAM Cards with different speeds....

    Well, after a laborious (and un-fruitful) experience with gentoo, I realised that there was something wrong with my hardware. I ran memtest and came across more than 1000 errors before the test was completed. I used cpu-z and saw that one of my RAMs is being overclocked. One of them is at 133 MHz and the other at 166 MHz and for some reason, the motherboard is also running at 166 MHz. There is no provision as such in the manual nor on the Asus website to change the speed. I've also downloaded the latest BIOS update in the hope that maybe they've added support for this. But nothing of the sort.

    Is there some sort of BIOS patch I can download or some utility which can change the speed?

    Here are screenshots of cpu-z:









    System specs are:

    AMD Athlon XP 2600+,
    Asus A7N8X-VM/400 with geforce4mx and nforce 2,
    256mb + 256mb RAM,
    160 GB Samsung HDD.
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    HI your M/B runs best with 2 matching 333MHz sticks of ram as it is dual channel.
    As for the fsb it should be on 200 MHz. 200MHz x 2 = 400 MHz hence the 400 in A7N8X-VM/400. your fsb is dual pumped,unlike the P4 that is quad pumped.In your Bios setting for the cpu set it on autodetect.you are running your system at 333 MHz hence the 166 MHz you see.
    hope this helps in some small way, i run the same system as you only i have the A7S8X-VM/400 DELUXE mobo
    laser

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    In your Bios setting for the cpu set it on autodetect.
    That's the whole problem, there's no option in BIOS to change the cpu settings. Under which category do you have the option to change the setting?

    Another thing I tried was to reset the BIOS to the original settings and then tried to start it to see if it autodetects and changes the speed. But nothing happened. I'm stumped!
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    My bad ... It seems that one of my RAMs is completely screwed. That's why I was having a problem with gentoo.

    Thanks for the reply Laser.

    I guess this thread doesn't make much sense now, could one of the mods close it ?
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