What kind of computer memory
Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:47 AM
Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:36 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:57 PM
Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:50 AM
Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:59 AM
Some older models even though they say thy support the single sidded memory the only recognize half of the ram or maybe say ok but don't work well.
I have installed a used Gateway Intel (El Paso) 1.5 ghz motherboard, CPU, heat sink and fan in my old computer case.
Tell me does the bios recognize all the hardware correctly? Besides the fan, what did you move to the new computer?
What O.S. do you have?
Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:20 AM
Part of my first inquiry has remained unanswered. My CD and DVD burner are operating at 35% of their rated speed with data transfer errors that make them unusable.
I can not find what mobo I have because I don't have a computer S/N because I don't have the Gateway case. The only marking that I can find on the mobo that could be identification is A AA63931-306
The Bios says my mobo has a 400MHz FSB. The CPU is a P4 1.5GHZ. The four Intel (El Paso) 400MHz FSB mobo's I found on the Gateway website have CPU's faster than my 1.5 GHz
I'm trying to find what I have, Why the CD and DVD are working poorly. My thinking is there is something screwing up the buss. I think it is the ram I am using but it is the only ram I have that works on the mobo. If I must have a detailed discription when I buy new ram I need to know what it is beyond PC133
Posted 30 January 2008 - 07:36 AM
Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:03 PM
Did you do a repair install of the operating system(If XP) or a reinstall if 98?
When changing motherboards this is necassary becuase of driver issuses, also because you don't know what board it is exactly I guess you did not load the chipset drivers, this could effect the optical drives.
As vally said try Everest to see what you got
Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:31 AM
I'm using Windows 98 SE I reformated the HD and installed the accessories. I didn't use any of the onboard stuff because I don't have the mobo drivers. This is an off line computer that I am trying to use for video capture on to DVD. I can't do that because of the data transfer errors.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:06 AM
I didn't use any of the onboard stuff because I don't have the mobo drivers.
What onboard stuff didn't you use?
Did you disable them from the bios?
Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:54 PM
PC133 memory is correct because it has a real clock that is 133 MHz with a 400 MHz FSB. The overclock icon in Everest identifies the dimm's as: 256 MB PC 133 SDRAM ([email protected] 133 MHz) ([email protected] MHz)
dimm #2 256 MB PC 133 SDRAM ([email protected] 133 MHz) ([email protected])
I don't know what the numbers mean but the dimm's are supositly matched but the numbers are different.
Also on the Intel website I downloaded a BIOS update The program ran but didn't reboot automaticly I turned it off then on. Error message said it did NOT update. The readme said there are several descriptive error messages but I didn't get an error message other than it didn't update. This motherboard is getting closer to the garbage can every day.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:41 PM
Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:15 AM
There just seems to be something that is missing to pin point the problem plus with put more detail it is a bit hard to look for drivers.
What devices does the device manager not recognize?
Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:39 PM
Everest can generate a huge report. Please tell me what should be included.
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