[mythtv-users] Question about nforce2 MB

Philip J. Morrison, Jr. pjmorr at intrasection.com
Wed Jan 28 14:40:40 EST 2004

That has to be the problem then.  Pardon my hardware ignorance but if I have
333MHz DDR memory and the AMD 2400+ proc, what should my FSB be set to?  Or
is there a memory speed selector (I seem to remember something close to that
but it was set to Auto so I left it alone).


-----Original Message-----
From: Preston Crow [mailto:pc-mythtv at crowcastle.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 2:17 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Question about nforce2 MB

On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 13:37, Philip J. Morrison, Jr. wrote:
> While building my mythtv box I encountered so many errors I actually
> reverted to Windows XP for a moment to check out some performance issues.
> XP shows the processor as AMD 1800+ 1.4Ghz instead of the 2400+ 2Ghz!!!
> Could they have sent me the wrong chip or should I check some jumpers on
> motherboard?

Check the memory speed.  If you have the bus set to the wrong speed, it
will run the processor at the wrong speed.  That should be a BIOS
setting (it was for me).  With my BIOS, you set the speed to half what
you would expect to use (e.g., 166MHz instead of 333MHz).

I had that problem initially (only was running too fast).


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