Asus A7N266-VM problems


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Wilster

Hi,

Just built a system for a friend with Asus A7N266-VM board, Barton 2500+,
512 mb PC 3200 ram, it booted up first time no problem and Ive Installed Win
XP Pro, the only mistake I made was to order pc 3200 ram and find out it
only supports this if you use a seperate AGP graphics card, the problem is
that the Nivada graphics are corrupting on the desktop if I set hardware
acceleration to more than second notch, is the memory the cause of this or
driver problems, tried the ones off the cd it came with and recommended ones
of the net, no windows update as yet because no internet conection, system
is runnin at 42-45 degrees.

Many thanks in advance,

David.
 
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Gene Puhl

Hi,

Just built a system for a friend with Asus A7N266-VM board, Barton
2500+, 512 mb PC 3200 ram, it booted up first time no problem and Ive
Installed Win XP Pro, the only mistake I made was to order pc 3200 ram
and find out it only supports this if you use a seperate AGP graphics
card, the problem is that the Nivada graphics are corrupting on the
desktop if I set hardware acceleration to more than second notch, is the
memory the cause of this or driver problems, tried the ones off the cd
it came with and recommended ones of the net, no windows update as yet
because no internet conection, system is runnin at 42-45 degrees.

Many thanks in advance,

David.
I assembled an A7N266VM for my daughter. It's a Duron 750 with 128mb of DDR
(PC1600?), running XP Pro. Installed the n-force drivers and it runs well.
MS Office flies!! Seriously, she doesn't play games on it, mostly watches
DVD's, schoolwork, MS Messenger and research off the internet.
See if you can switch the memory to PC1600 (borrow some?) and observe any
changes. Also, switch your bus speed to 100mhz. The MB comes set up with a
133 mhz FSB and 133 mhz bus.
 
D

DanO

I don't believe that MB is rated for a BARTON, is it? Fast RAM will NOT
cause any issues. Also, you can use whatever ram you want regardless of the
video card used. I think you are a little confused, or at least your post
is. This MB is NOT capable of dual channel memory, as it is the stripped
down nForce1 chipset, designed for value systems.

The A7N266-VM motherboard uses a FSB = 100 or 133. This equates to either
DDR200/PC1600 or DDR266/PC2100. PC3200 ram is rated for DDR400, or a 200Mhz
FSB speed, which that MB is not capable of. Even getting that board beyond
FSB=133 requires some modifications with a soldering iron, to enable
jumper-free mode. I know this because I own one and have done the mod.
 
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Wilster

Hi,

Sorry my mistake, the board is a Asus A7N8X-VM, thanks for the help.

Regards,

David.
 

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