1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Big Red Warning Message...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SECRETCOMMANDO, 15 Dec 2003.

  1. SECRETCOMMANDO

    SECRETCOMMANDO What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi all.

    Just been OCing my second comp and I now have the FSB up to 157/31 with a multi of 12 at 1.6v. This causes the ram to run at 314mhz which, when it's PC2100 Hynix CL2.5 is a bit high... Anyway I get this message in big red writing in the Bios of my A7V8X when I highlight the FSB option.
    It says:

    Caution: According to CPU external frequency setting, system memory can only operate at frequency higher than or equal to 333 Mhz, please make sure the Dram maximun [d'oh!] frequency is not less than 333Mhz

    What I would like to know is:
    Is it ok [ish] to run the ram this fast?
    How far does PC2100 usually OC to? [obviously it varies...]
    Is my ram going to die a horrible fiery death?

    The ram is running at 2.85v and there are two dimms of PC2100 256mb Hynix CL2.5. I haven't had any memory problems in any programs so far...

    System specs:
    1800xp T-Bred b @1.8ghz 157/31 X12 @1.6v
    Asus A7V8X 1013 Bios
    2x 256mb PC2100 Hynix Cl2.5 @314Mhz @2.85v
    Leadtech GFTI 4200 @303/610
    12680 3D01 onions

    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. maki43

    maki43 I can touch my toes 1,2,3

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    1,327
    Likes Received:
    1
    It should be ok, but i dont know what the quality of that make of ram is like.

    I do have a stick of pc2100 which will overclock to 185mhz bus speed stable :)
     
  3. SECRETCOMMANDO

    SECRETCOMMANDO What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah, cheers mate! 185mhz eh? Well I dunno if mine will get that far but I guess i'll find out... :naughty:

    Is it easy to Fook up ram? It's now at 2.65v instead of 2.85v as stated above and is still stable...

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  4. maki43

    maki43 I can touch my toes 1,2,3

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    1,327
    Likes Received:
    1
    I havent mucked up any of my ram, and its been running at 2.9v fine! Will probably reduce the life of the ram, but it was cheap :)
     
  5. SECRETCOMMANDO

    SECRETCOMMANDO What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    18 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cool. Thanks mate.

    It's now running at 326mhz [163mhz] @2.65v and seems to be ok...

    Thanks for the help :rock:
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    21 Jan 2003
    Posts:
    23,741
    Likes Received:
    509
    Don't worry about that, it's warning you that youve reached a speed higher than the rated 2100 speed. I had to read it a few times when i clocked my FSB's too... :D
     

Share This Page