A7N8X-E Deluxe MB RAM Problem

By Whites
Jun 18, 2005
  1. Hello I have recently upgraded my processor to an AMD Athlon XP 3200 CPU and my 2 sticks of 512 DDR 333 kept making my computer restart all the time espically when I run a game. But it works fine with my 2200 CPU so I can only run my CPU with 512 RAM :(

    At first I thought it was just because my RAM sticks werent duplicate, but then I used my m8s stick in which was the same as myn and it still restarted ?

    I've reformated and used Registry Merchanic etc.

    System Specs:

    AMD Athlon XP 3200
    ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
    Nvidia N-Force 2 Ultra 400
    Radeon 9800Pro 128
    512 DDR 333 :(
    Q-Tec 550WAT PSU
    4 System Fans
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You need PC3200 Ram to run properly with your CPU. Right now you are probaly running the Ram out of sync with the FSB (running them at different speeds) which will make performance decrease terribly or you're actually running the Ram at 200mhz which is quite a bit above its rated speed of 166mhz.

    If they're not matched pairs you should run them in single channel to help lower the chances of instability (install them in slots #1 & #2, the ones closest to the CPU).
  3. Whites

    Whites TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tryed #1 and #2 and took off Auto Reboot on failure but now it just makes my programs crash :(
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well how are you running the Ram ? At 166mhz or 200mhz ?
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