Hi Everyone, I'm brand new to the forum so go easy on me, especially since I am posting to see if anyone can help me out with my BIG mistake.... I have a 3 year old Asus a7v8x-x motherboard, it's not exactly cutting edge but it's absolutely fine for what I do at home: namely downloading masses of stuff with Bittorrent. Here's the problem: I've dismantled my girlfriend's old computer and used components in different machines: The hard drive in one machine, the cdr drive in another etc. On Tuesday night I was having a look at what else there was before I chucked it out and I saw two memory cards. "No point in wasting them...." I thought "Why not stick them in the two free memory slots on my Asus motherboard. It can old speed things up, right?" Wrong. I put them into the two spare slots and turned my PC on. There was a faint burning smell.... there was lots of beeping....there was no boot up. Instead of loading up the operating system, I was only looking at the Bios configuration menu. I've used this before, but only to do really straightforward stuff like changing the boot device order. The message in red on the Bios screen tells me that the processor is expecting dram speed to be set to a minimum of 333Mhz, and that I should change the minimum dram speed to meet this requirement. (Sure enough, on closer inspection, the two presumably now fried memory cards that I had introduced have small labels on reading "100Mhz".) Now, I'm absolutely lost here. I have no idea how to change my Dram speed and I haven't managed to find anything online to help me much although I think that that is probably due to my lack of familiarity with the corect terminology. Can anyone help? Please tell me that there is a nice little switch that I just need to press and everything will be reset. Ok, I know that's not going to happen, but can anyone tell me how to reset my Dram speed and generally get eveything back the way it was? I know....I've been very stupid. Yours, Paul.