DDR333 or DDR400 ?

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Luc lecocq, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Luc lecocq

    Luc lecocq Guest


    I just installed a new PC with a Barton XP 2600+ on a Abit NF7-S.
    I also installed 1 GO of PC3200 (DDR400) , for the time I will change for a
    CPU runing at 200Mhz FSB.
    I let all parameters to their default values in BIOS, no overclock, so FSB
    is still at 166Mhz.

    The question I have is that when the system boots, the BIOS reports DDR333,
    instead of DDR400.
    Is this because the FSB is "only" at 166 ?
    I know I could try to set 200MHz FSB and check, but I want to see how the
    cpu works as it is, and wait a little bit before starting to overclock it.

    Thanks for helping,
    Luc lecocq, Feb 2, 2004
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    Delfs Guest

    2 things with the DDR400 after reading the manual that I found how to get
    the DDR400 to work. 1st) You must put the ram in the 2nd and 3rd ram slots
    to engage the DUAL DD400 to work. Those are the slots that are the next to
    eachother but the furthest apart. 2nd) you have to go in and change the
    setting to "BY SPD" instead of defined user setting or "BY MHZ". Hope that
    Delfs, Feb 5, 2004
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