Ram not reporting correct Speed in BIOS

By Nimpo
Dec 26, 2014
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  1. Hello..,

    I have an old HP Pavilion 750n.., that has 2 - 1GB, DDR400 PC3200 ram modules.., but they are being reported in BIOS as only being at PC2100.., and.., I am just wondering if this is the best that this system can do with this speed of ram.., or is there anything that I can do to get it to run at PC3200.

    Here are the specs from CPU-Z.

    Model - ASUS P4B266-LA rev. 1
    Chipset - Intel i845D rev.04
    Southbridge - Intel 82801BA (ICH2) rev.05

    Intel Pentium 4 - 2.00 GHz - Northwood

    Clocks (Core #0)
    Core Speed - 1992.37 MHz
    Multiplier - x 20.0
    Bus Speed - 99.62 MHz
    Rated FSB - 398.47 MHz

    CPU-Z 'is' reporting that both modules are PC3200 DDR400.., but the BIOS is indicating PC2100.

    The BIOS does not have the ability to change anything regarding clock settings.., and the board itself has no jumpers to change.., so.., any input would be welcome.., regarding any suggestions.., if this system can actually get full usage of the PC3200 DDR400, 1GB modules.., or if it can only run at PC2100.., because of the Bus Speed.

    I thought that if the board had a 400 MHz FSB.., it would run DDR400 PC3200 ram.

    Any advice would be appreciated.



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