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#1 Firerock

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:59 AM

I have installed Corsair 2 GByte TwinX Matched Memory Pair. Now the are running at 166MHz would be equal to DDR333, so its not quite running at the rated spec. I would like to run at DDR400 how do i get into the bios to change it or at least check to see if i can adjust it accordingly. Dell 4600, XP

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:56 PM

Hello Firerock and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

I would love to offer you some assistance with your BIOS settings.

It would be most helpful to us if you posted some information about the computer you are adding this memory to, because not all BIOS setup utilities are designed the same way.

Could you please provide your computers make and model number or motherboard make and model number or the BIOS vendor's name, such as Award, AMI etc.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:13 PM

Hi,
Will this help.
Chipset
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Northbridge Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P rev. A2
Southbridge Intel 82801EB (ICH5) rev. 02
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Revision 3.0
AGP Transfer Rate 8x
AGP SBA supported, enabled
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 2048 MBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 166.3 MHz (4:5)
CAS# latency (CL) 2.5
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 3
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3
Cycle Time (tRAS) 7
Performance Mode enabled
MCHBAR I/O Base address 0x0FECF0000
MCHBAR I/O Size 256

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:41 PM

I realize you have an Intel chip set, however this information still does not offer me enough information to effectively advise you on how make changes to your BIOS settings for your RAM.

Can you please post any information about your BIOS vendor, this information may be displayed on the POST screen during boot up, or you may have to enter the BIOS setup utility to acquire the BIOS vendors name.

Even posting the motherboard's model number printed on the motherboard would be helpful.

Many thanks in advance.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:19 PM

Hi,
The cpu is a Dell dimention 4600 2.4ghz running XP home.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:27 PM

lets forget cpuz for a while...
and lets starting to check your computer case...
does in your computer case have any sticker??? is that sticker cant be read...if yes look for "Dell Dimension 4600"...just to make sure I dont wrong read your long post before...
if yes then your computer is Dell Dimension 4600...

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:42 PM

Okay, you have a Dell Dimension 4600 desktop computer.

I believe yours has the Nvidia integrated video port, Hence this information in your logs above. NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X if this is so this is the support link to that desktop version.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...4600i/index.htm

If yours is the one with an expansion card, then this is the support link to that version of the Dell Dimension 4600 Desktop with add in video card.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst.../4600/index.htm

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:54 PM

I am now providing you and the other members here with a complete technical specifications listing for your computer system at this link.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...ecs.htm#1119251

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:02 PM

Here is your BIOS settings support page, this explains what the settings are for and how to change them.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...tup.htm#1139574

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:26 PM

Thank you for your help everyone. I see nothing that tells me how to get into the bios and adjust the memory settings. Thanks again.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:10 PM

The link I provided above tells you to use F2 at boot up to enter the BIOS set up utility, it also shows you where your settings are to adjust your RAM timing and volatge settings.

You have to scroll down this .html document to see the whole settings menu maps.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

According to Cosair, this is what they say.( Unfortunately on Dell's you cannot make any changes to the memory frequency in the bios.) Without step by step instructions it's useless. i know how to get into the bios, and find the memory info. I could not find how to adjust the memory settings. That was the question of the post.

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