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Where's the rest of the system?
Some put in a new board/CPU but have an tired old or small power supply. So little details making a guess a guess. My guess is your RAM is incompatible or the power supply isn't suitable to the task.
Do you have PC133 memory???
If you do, it sounds as if the memory really doesn't run at 133 MHz.
Does you BIOS allow setting the memory speed manually?? If so try increasing it one 1 MHz at a time.
If Spread Spectrum is Enabled, disable it.
I had a 1700+ on an ASUS K7V133 mobo and couldn't run better that 129 MHz.
That vintage mobo was probably made well before that speed CPU, so the mfr couldn't actually test a production design.
The other thing is that there may be a BIOS update that would fix the problem.
At boot, does it show the proper CPU type???
Sorry, got this thread mixed up
with dweezill's. He had the ECS K7S5A.
That used either SDRAM or DDR SDRAM.
re: pc133 memory
I have 256mb of DDR 266mhz. I have the latest bios from ECS and this is actually a replacement processor for the one I had before which was either a 1600+ or an 1800+ I can't remember. At boot it does NOT show the correct CPU type.. it shows ''Amd 950mhz'' and it should show ''AMD ATHLON XP 1600+''. I know the FSB needs to be set at 133 for it to detect a 1600+ but the system will not boot when I change the jumpers. My hunch is that it could possibly be the power supply because it's only 300 WATT and it's a couple years old.. I'm going to try to get a new one today. If that doesn't work I'm lost as to what it could be.
The ECS KT-600a uses DDR ram
If you are inputing 133, that would be for 2100 ram(133x2=266). 166 is for 2700 and 200 for 3200. What do you have? chuck
ECS KT-600A and Athlon XP 1600+
Somewhere in the book for the MB, it talks about a jumper for the frontside buss speed. You have to change this jumper. John