is it bad to have 333 memory and 266 processor?

By gsgleason ยท 7 replies
Aug 13, 2003
  1. I have an athlon xp2200 (266) and I had 512MB pc2100 (266) and everything was great. I replaced the memory with kingmax pc2700 (333) which i know is supported by my 7VJL deluxe apogee with KT400 chipset, but ever since then, it periodically locks up on me.

    Any ideas? Maybe just bad memory?
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

  3. gsgleason

    gsgleason TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks. I will try that, and I'll also put in my old memory and see if it stops locking up.
  4. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Posts: 146

    It's surely a problem with your memory. Memtest will detect it for sure.

    I recently had 512 mb of 266mhz poor brand memory and I replaced it with 2 modules of 512 kingston 333mhz and I have no problems at all. My cpu is a XP2000, running at 266, as yours.
  5. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Don't be so sure... if it is an intermittent "hard" error, the possible causes are quite varied... and may only appear under certain circumstances; a flat stress-test may not be one of them.
  6. gsgleason

    gsgleason TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Either way, I already got an RMA so I can get it replaced if I need to. I will do the mem test when I get home, and if it shows no problem, I will remove one stick, swap it with the other stick, and try my original memory. Time for some troubleshooting.
  7. Dantrag

    Dantrag TS Enthusiast Posts: 135

    i had the same problem my system locked up after a while its bad memory for shure...
  8. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    You could also try reseating the memory modules as it may just be a doggy connection.
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