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NF7-S v2.0 + AthlonXP 3200+ (not an o/ced 2500+) queries

By Kaurvais
Nov 21, 2004
  1. Having problems getting the mobo to run the CPU at 3200+ as it refuses to boot up as 3200+ unless dropped back to a 2500+ or *sometimes* it will boot past the bios into a phoenix system configuration screen but will lock up. There however appears to be no information whatsoever on what the purpose of that screen is.

    I have tried flashing the bios, tweaking the voltages etc but it refuses to work. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem or if anyone knows a solution.

    Specs are as follows:
    AMD Athlon 3200+ (currently running at 2500+)
    NF7-S v2.0 Motherboard (using onboard sound and lan)
    1024GB PC3200 RAM (2x512mb)
    Antec Sonata Case with 380W PSU
    Sapphire Radeon 9700 Pro
    200GB Western Digital HDD
    120GB Seagate HDD
    LG 52x CDRW
    LiteOn 12x DVDRW
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Have you tried to run a memtest on the Ram ?
     
  3. Kaurvais

    Kaurvais TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah I left memtest looping while I was out today came back after 4 or so hours and not a single error.
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Have you plugged in the extra 12v PSU connector to the motherboard ?
     
  5. Kaurvais

    Kaurvais TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Extra 12v PSU connector? as far as I know everything is plugged in... where would this connector be located?
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  7. Kaurvais

    Kaurvais TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah thats definetely plugged in. I really have no idea hey... its just annoying to not be able to run my comp at its supposed stock max :(

    Cheers for that though :stickout:

    I'm going to look into buying some new RAM just in case the ones I got (Legend and A-Max) arent upto scratch. Whats a good high quality RAM that I should look for?
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Crucial, Corsair, OCZ, Mushkin.

    Kingston HyperX is also good but a lot of people have been having problems with Kingston so if you can find one of the brands mentionned above instead, go for that.
     
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