[QUOTE]\nHi all -\n\nI am new to this group and I hope to be wellcome.\n\nI have an ASUS-A7V8X-X board, an AMD Athlon-XP 2800+ cpu\nand 2x512MB RAM PC3200.\n\nIn the Advanced screen of the BIOS I can set the frequency to\n2083MHz which gives (greyed out) a factor of 12.5 and 167MHz.\nThere is (in red) a warning at the right side that the RAMs\nshould be able to handle at least FSB=333MHz which is okay\nwith PC3200-RAMs, I think. Higher frequencies are not accepted.\n\nThe benchmark with the test program AIDA32 gives about 25%\nlower RAM speed than 2700+ computers of their data base.\nI know that these benchmarks often don't give good results\nbut\nis my BIOS setting okay?\n\nCould somebody give me hints how to change the settings\nto an optimum?\n\nRegards Udo[/QUOTE]\n\n\nPs you wont get the promise 2700 mb/s from your 2700 memory chip it\nalways lower at best from 5 to 10 % lower from the manufacturers spec.\n\nwith the a7n8x-x and ddr 333 i would get around 2300mb/s\n\nalso as your cpu is lock your multiplier should be set to 12 for 2\nghz. anyway even if you set the multiplier to 15 or more you wont get\nany higher frequency and will run at stock speed because the cpu is\nlocked.\n\nBut if you leave the fsb at it's stock speed and raise the fsb to the\nstock speed of your memory speed your system could run at:\n200x12=2.4ghz. IE: my firstname.lastname@example.org could run at 2.3ghz at 200fsb.\n\nPs: an xp Oc to 2.4ghz would run faster than a 3200@2ghz 64bit Venice\ncore in mostly all situation.\n\nBut all this depend if your heat sink support that speed with air\ncooling.\n\nThen you should experience better memory bandwidth because of your\nhigher setting speed. Also regular memory chip like value ram or else\nare known to act like what's your experiencing. It because of it's\nhigh timing... Lower memory timing could help like those who are sell\ned at 250$ Canadian for a 2x512mb. then you will get the extra 300mb/s\nif you have the money to buy that.\n\nbut crucial come with its ballistic memory chip, and they come very\ncheap. I've read that they have 2,2,2,6 in memory timing and are sell\naround 100$ Canadian for a kit of 2x512mb, Maybe you should look for\nit if your a gamer.\n\ncya.