Update of SDRAM with PIII system crashes and reboots: what am I missing??

By knikker
Feb 1, 2005
  1. Hi…I am new at this site, but hope you can help me….

    I am trying to upgrade the RAM memory of my PIII from 128 to 256 or 512 MB. I inserted Hynix SDRAM 133 MHZ memory (started with 2X256 MB, after failing also tried 1 x 256 MB). The system boots normally, recognizes the RAM and shows the wallpaper. After that I get the blue screen of death with different error messages. One is IRQ IS LESS OR EQUAL THAN, an other one is MEMORY related. The system then reboots and goes into the same cycle. Below is some info on my motherboard…what am I missing???

    Many thanx!


    Field Value
    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID 62-0317-000000-00101111-071595-V694V686$1V133001_A6198MS V1.2 031700
    Motherboard Name MSI MS-6198

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type Intel GTL+
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz
    Effective Clock 133 MHz
    Bandwidth 1067 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type SDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 100 MHz
    Effective Clock 100 MHz
    Bandwidth 800 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties
    Bus Type PCI
    Bus Width 32-bit
    Real Clock 33 MHz
    Effective Clock 33 MHz
    Bandwidth 133 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1
    Expansion Slots 1 ISA, 3 PCI, 1 AGP
    RAM Slots 2 DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio
    Form Factor Micro ATX
    Motherboard Size 210 mm x 240 mm
    Motherboard Chipset ApolloPro133A

    Motherboard Manufacturer
    Company Name Micro-Star International
  2. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    My guess is your mobo doesn't like your ram. It will probably test fine in one mobo and run poorly in yours. Can you return it for another brand?
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Go into the BIOS and set the memory speed to 133.
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