ASUS A7V333 Ram upgrade problems


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My mobo is ASUS A7V333 Socket A + Via KT333 chipset which should take up to
3Gb 333MHz DDR ram.
I had 1.25Gb ram and an ATHLON XP2000+ processor which apparently was
operating with FSB of 266MHz (not sure) and clock speed of 1.67GHz (true), I
had a GForce 4600Ti graphics card with 128Mb on board. I wanted to improve
performance for gaming and video processing. My local upgrade shop said they
put in a SEMPRON 3000+ and upated the BIOS to revision 1017 but they said the
set up would not take any more RAM (I asked for the 256 (266MHz) chip to be
removed and a 1Gb chip to be added to the 2x512 already installed. The system
is now at a clock speed of 1999MHz with only now 1Gb of ram - no idea if the
FSB is 333MHZ or 266MHz.
They installed an ASUS V9570TD - FX5700 graphics card with 256Mb on board,
this works fine. My question is why they could not fit the 2Gb ram and how do
I check my actual FSB speed? When I check the config it says the processor is
AMD ATHLON XP Version x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0.
I've seen some first class responses on this forum, hope you can help me
too. Thanks.
 
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Don said:
My mobo is ASUS A7V333 Socket A + Via KT333 chipset which should take up
to
3Gb 333MHz DDR ram.
I had 1.25Gb ram and an ATHLON XP2000+ processor which apparently was
operating with FSB of 266MHz (not sure) and clock speed of 1.67GHz
(true), I
had a GForce 4600Ti graphics card with 128Mb on board. I wanted to
improve
performance for gaming and video processing. My local upgrade shop said
they
put in a SEMPRON 3000+ and upated the BIOS to revision 1017 but they
said the
set up would not take any more RAM (I asked for the 256 (266MHz) chip
to be
removed and a 1Gb chip to be added to the 2x512 already installed. The
system
is now at a clock speed of 1999MHz with only now 1Gb of ram - no idea
if the
FSB is 333MHZ or 266MHz.
They installed an ASUS V9570TD - FX5700 graphics card with 256Mb on
board,
this works fine. My question is why they could not fit the 2Gb ram and
how do
I check my actual FSB speed? When I check the config it says the
processor is
AMD ATHLON XP Version x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0.
I've seen some first class responses on this forum, hope you can help
me
too. Thanks.

Maybe that tech just doesn't know what he's talking about. Your board
should be able to take up to 2GB of 333 RAM or 3GB of 266/200 RAM
without problems.

Sempron 3000+ usually runs at 333 FSB, but as far as I know the A7V333
doesn't support it. The A7V333-X does. You can check CPU compatibility
of any ASUS motheboard here:
http://www.asus.com.tw/support/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx
 

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