Problem with P4ITA2 Motherboard recognizing RDRAM upgrade
I have an ATX (ECS) P4ITA2 Motherboard w/ 423 socket Intel Pentium 4 processor 1400 MHz 400 MHz Frontside buss. 255 MB Physical, 875 MB Virtual, and 620 MB Swap memory. Including 4 Infineon - 64 mb Rambus DRAM modules, 2.5v., PC800, 184 pin. Both the motherboard and bios state they can handle up to 2 GB memory, and require it to be non-buffered - registered or standard memory. I purchased 2 - 256mb Kingston RIMM 800-45 - ECC - PC800 - 184 pin - 2.5 v. modules that were guaranteed to work and work with all 400 MHz frontside buss computers. I have tried installing these 2 modules into RIMM 1 & 2 and also RIMM 3 & 4, and both times my computer just beeps a long tone every 5 seconds (stating memory error). I have tried the resetting of the CMOS memory, but same results, computer won't boot and display is unpowered. I have contacted the seller of the memory, and also the ECS website, and am waiting for some help. It seems as though the computer won't recognize or communicate with the new memory, although I believe I have purchased exactly what was called for. I have found an another memory website the following in regards to my motherboard: ''Your ECS Elitegroup Computer P4ITA2 only supportsmodules made with a specific type of chip. Should you find what seemsto be the exact same memory elsewhere for a lower price, it is verypossible that the cheaper memory will not work in your system''.
In reading about this, it seems to be more about the board or bios not being able to handle high amounts of memory that wasn't even available at the time the board was manufactured. I don't know if this has connection to my problem.
Anyone have any ideas what I can do other than wait for answers from the board manufacturer or the guy who sold me the memory? I am still questioning the buffered or non-buffered.
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Sometimes, if the memory is a newer type, even though it matches the specifications laid out by the motherboard, there may be other factors like timing and voltage which cause a motherboard to not function with that memory. A lot of the time a motherboard manufacturer will be made aware of this problem and release a BIOS update to resolve it. Have you checked the motherboard manufacturer's website, ESC, to see if your particular motherboard is up-to-date with the most currently released BIOS version?
You can figure out what version of BIOS you're running if you go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Information. On that first page it will list the BIOS version information and the date of that BIOS. If ESC has a newer BIOS available, you might try updating the BIOS to see if that resolves the issue.
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No, u can't. ur motherboard is designed for pentium III processors with FSB -133 MHz, Socket-370 type. Pentium 4 processors have 400 MHz FSB, 423 Socket at least. But yes for memory, u can upgrade it to 512 MB.
It is possible that the CPU fan is spinning too slow which allows the CPU to over heat and restarts you're system. (A safety feature for all MB's). Or the CPU fan has built up too much dust. Try cleaning the CPU fan with canned air and a clean paint brush. Try to free the dust from the under side of the fan blades with the paint brush. You can also add a case fan or two. This will supply more fresh air and help keep the MB and CPU cooler. If you're MB is five years old or older it is a good idea to replace the thermal past between the heatsink assembly and the CPU. If you decide to replace the thermal past spend a little more and replace the heat sink assembly too. Socket 423 replacement; http://www.directron.com/cck7015.html#caption
This MB will support: Intel® Wolfdale/ Core?2 Duo /Pentium Dual Core/* Pentium D / Celeron 4 xx series/ Celeron D Processors FSB 1333/1066/800/533 MHz. Here is the support page with more info: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=830&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Specification&MenuID=44&LanID=9 Thanks for using Fixya.
Intel Pentium 4, Celeron D and Pentium D processor
FSB 800/533 MHz
Support Hyper-Threading Technology
Also says Dual Core support
See here for information:-
The chips to which you refer are incompatible with respect to the socket used for each as well as the fact that Core duo and Pentium 4 1.5 GHz chips are from separate generations, the latter having been obsolescent since 2003. Therefore, there is no single motherboard that supports both, and the Pentium 4, Socket 478 boards can be obtained from various aftermarket sources.
Here is an example of the kind of board you need for your Pentium 4.
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While the board for your Core Duo is widely available now
U have to find the motherbord's manual !!!! U will find there all u need. But most probably u won;t be able to put those processors (the speed diferences are too big, even if they are of the same slot type)