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I had just one memory module on this motherboard which was kingston ddr, 256mb, pc2100. Then i upgraded my mobo with one stick of pc3200 ddr ram, and it keeps restarting and sometimes it just turns off randomly. Help needed!

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  • dolke022 Sep 28, 2010

    Yes, I'm very sorry... indeed i said it was PC2100 but as i looked again it was PC2700. Well, BIOS update I found on the net, but i didnt manage to flash it. I think that one I found is the latest BIOS update for that specific mobo.

    Check this link pls:http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/roundupmob...

    So, basically that means that i can use PC2700 but i need to put some voltage values manually, right? Can you tell me what values i need to use?

    Ty in advance

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PC 3200 is not supported by this motherboard. It will cause problems. You need to use PC2100 RAM.

http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/988_2.html

Hope this helps.

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  • dolke022 Sep 28, 2010

    Well that is strange because after i wanted to make ram upgrade on this system, it had one module of 256 mb, pc2700 installed. System was slow, but it was working, no restarts and shutdowns on it self...

    Also i found some newest BIOS update for this model of FIC mobo... in the change log i found that it fixes some ddr 333 comparability issues...

    I'm pretty much confused right now

  • dolke022 Sep 28, 2010

    I wanted to say before i decided to make ram upgrade, sorry.

  • ITboykc Sep 28, 2010

    That's strange, because in your post you said it was PC2100. Also, incorrect voltage may cause instability. Check to make sure the speed/timings are correct in the bios as well. Where did you find the bios update?

  • dolke022 Sep 28, 2010

    Yes, I'm very sorry i made a mistake. I checked again and module was PC2700, Kingston, 256mb.
    Indeed, it could be voltage but can you tell me what voltage values needs to be set? Basically, i can use PC2700 but I need to set voltage values in BIOS manually, right?

    I found BIOS update somewhere on the net, but at 1st i found details here:http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/roundupmob...
    It is written something about latest version of BIOS for that mobo - BIOS SAB42...

    I just downloaded the file but didn't flash the mobo, as I haven't found proper tutorial for that and utility also.

    Ty in advance

  • ITboykc Sep 28, 2010

    PC3200 is out of the question. PC2700 will work, I was wrong, according to your link specified. The bios update may help you, but has a chance of bricking the mainboard. It appears to have a phoenix bios. Use Winphlash to update it. In order to tell you the voltages, I will need the specific model information from the memory.

  • dolke022 Sep 29, 2010

    I'll go with the flashing first and then if that doesnt do the work I'll get you memory module informations so you can assist me setting the proper voltages. I'll get back to you asap.

  • dolke022 Oct 05, 2010

    Just want to update this issue I had.
    I didn't flash the BIOS, the risk was to great and its not my PC so I passed it.
    Instead, I bought one PC2100 512 mb module and I'll put it in the PC this evening.
    So, the one which is PC2700 should be fine too, because it will slow the clock to pair the PC2100.

    I'll post details after its done...
    Regards

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